Senior Account Development Manager (Former Employee) – Singapore – September 26, 2019
Typical work day is filled with work - calls, meetings, emails. You would learn how to manage clients and internal clients from all levels. Management depends on who got up there and what kind of person he or she is. If there is strong belief in hiring locally, the locals get hired. If there is a strong belief in supporting working mothers, you see the same going around, etc, etc.
Work place culture isn't the worse. People are generally polite, friendly. As usual, the gossips goes around but it really isn't a place that irks you until you would want to step out of it. Hardest part of the job is that the management lives in a bubble at times, what works in Asia may not work in US or Europe and vice versa. Change is a constant in the work place, so job security isn't the best. Work, life balance is really work life integration.
Most enjoyable part of the job are the colleagues who are caring and genuine people, the nice office environment, the fun events. Work just brings the paycheck, seldom is it seen as enjoyable.
My 5 years working experience at Amex was an eye opener. Management values it's employee's voices and practice good Work Life Balance culture is the best. Everyone was given a fair opportunity in their career progression and open management.