I would rate American Express 5 on 5! Home pick and drop facility is available for everyone. For women, if one opts for an early morning shift, a security guard/escort will always be there in the cab. During the orientation program itself, all the female employees are told that they are not allowed to board the cab in the absence of an escort. Moreover, she would need to inform the transport team and ask them to send another cab along with a security guard. Focusing on its female employees is one of the high priority areas of American Express.There are no cons for women to work in American Express. If you are getting a chance to work with the same, DO NOT give it second thoughts. It's a huge brand name and gives a lot of exposure. The shifts differ from process to process. If you are a mother, you can talk to the HR regarding the shifts, once you join the company. They are not at all rigid and will definitely consider your situation.
Some of the perks to work with American Express is that you get to do a lot of things apart from work. There are fun Fridays, regular team activities and if you like to dance, then this is the place where you can explore that too. There is the "Showtime" dance competition that is organised by the company twice a year. It is held among the American Express employees all over Gurgaon.
I started my career from American Express and worked there for 1.5 years. After that, I worked with Accenture, Gurgaon, for a while and currently working in Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore.Trust me, the environment that American Express has, I have not find it in any of these mentioned corporate offices. Although, both of them are quite huge names but, American Express is one of the best places to work with. If given a chance, I would definitely want to go back there!
Pros : Amex offers variety of training programs which are for professional as well as personal development.
It has a transparent management and most leaders have open door policies which means they are always ready for an one on one conversation.
Amex promotes healthy living, they do have free zumba sessions for employees and a 24X7 helpline for mental illness for employees and their families.
Other facilities like transport, medicine room, gym and lactation room for women, no doubts make it one of the best organization to work for.
Cons: they do have work pressure and a very competitive environment.
One may have to extend working hours to complete essential duties which are not directly related to your working area, for example compiling data and making reports for entire directorate, which on the other hand is required for your growth in the company.