Thoughts on product management @ AMEX? Is it a fulfilling career? What are some exit opps? Any insight will be helpful, thanks in advance!

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It’s not for everybody. The products are generally interesting, and there are definitely some cool groups (and a lot of boring ones) to be in. Pay wasn’t anything earth shattering but WL balance was great (though felt like it was often abused), and you can likely find exit opps in tech, consulting, or other F500 companies. On the downside, I found the forced ‘culture’ to be excessive and quite unproductive. The amount of town halls, gatherings, and props used at meetings (no joke it was like Party City central) was such a waste of time. Some people might see this as a perk or a break from old school finance culture, but it gets very cliquey and political real quick.

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How is it for URG?

Don’t go there, you will not have a good time trust me.

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What’s wrong with it?

I left Amex only after 2 years to go to JPMorgan where I spent 5 years. Needless to say, Amex wasn’t the best of times for me. The politics and bureaucracy can kill the toughest SOB! Also, that was during the best of days under Ken Chenault.

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I’m at JPM right now, the politics are worse than jpm?

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