American Express : A Global Financial Services Company

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American Express
American Express, also know as AMEX, is a global financial services company headquartered in New York City and founded in 1850. With 54,000 employees and a revenue of over 35 billion dollars American Express stands tall on the New York Stock Exchange (Sec.gov). American Express is best known for it’s credit cards, which make up about twenty-five percent of total dollar volume in credit card transactions in The United States of America (Reviews.greatplacetowork.com). American Express’ goal is to maintain a leading and almost elite reputation with as many qualified card holders as possible. American Express does this by concentrating on the customer’s experience and branding that experience. American Express’ key components in maintaining and further exceling into this goal includes focusing on their human recourses, social responsibility, and marketing techniques.
“Giving back to the community has been a corporate value at American express since our founding,” says Timothy J. McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility (Kanani). American express made their first grant back in 1872 and have stayed present in it’s surrounding communities ever since. In 1885 American Express employees helped raise money to build the pedestal that the Statue of Liberty stands on today. Currently American Express is focusing on different programs and grants which help the growth of other organizations and bring…
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