The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US.
BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World. The company's logo, adopted in 1958, is a Centurion whose image appears on the company's travelers' cheques, charge cards and credit cards.
American Express was started as an express mail business in Buffalo, New York, in 1850. It was founded as a joint stock corporation by the merger of the express companies owned by Henry Wells (Wells & Company), William G. Fargo (Livingston, Fargo & Company), and John Warren Butterfield (Wells, Butterfield & Company, the successor earlier in 1850 of Butterfield, Wasson & Company). Wells and Fargo also started Wells Fargo & Co. in 1852 when Butterfield and other directors objected to the proposal that American Express extend its operations to California. American Express first established its headquarters in a building at the intersection of Jay Street and Hudson Street in what was later called the Tribeca section of Manhattan. For years it enjoyed a virtual monopoly on the movement of express shipments (goods, securities, currency, etc.) throughout New York State. In 1874, American Express moved its headquarters to 65 Broadway in what was becoming the Financial District of Manhattan, a location it was to retain through two buildings.
American Express extended its reach nationwide by arranging affiliations with other express companies (including Wells Fargo – the replacement for the two former companies that merged to form American Express), railroads, and steamship companies. The average merchant discount in the United States is 1.9%. Of this, approximately 0.1% goes to the acquirer, 1.7% to the issuer, and 0.09% to the network. Most Prime and Superprime card issuers use the majority of their interchange revenue to fund loyalty programs like frequent flyer points and cash back, and hence their profit from card spending is small relative to the interest they earn from card lending.
For 2008, American Express was named the 62nd best company to work for in the United States by Fortune, ranking it number one for bank card companies. In October 2008, Amex Canada Inc. was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.
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Work may involve providing overall architecture governance of the existing portfolio of Amex applications and completion of business-aligned IT strategies. Also working with delivery teams to drive level 2 designs, setting coding standards, and ensuring projects meet the architecture goals.
Contract rates range from $35/hr-$45/hr on W2 (salary).
Sourcing Research Analyst:
· Create an in-depth strategic talent acquisition source mapping strategy
· Provide sourcing plans for recruitment teams
· Suggest and implement sourcing, branding and marketing strategies
· Create Boolean sourcing strings for effective recruitment strategy
· Provide talent marketing support to recruitment team
· Train and educate recruiters on best practices of social sourcing techniques
Contract rates range from $30/hr-$40/hr on W2.
Developer Java/J2EE (Level-Jr/Sr):
Design and develop message driven platform components using enterprise integration patterns based frameworks using OSGi (FuseFabric), Camel and JBoss BRMS for mobile platform services to drive high volume and high availability notifications and message delivery in real time. Developed UI plugins using Hawt IO framework with AngularJS.
Contract rates range from $40/hr-$60/hr on W2
Project Manager (Customer Experience)
· Implementation of Customer Experience Management tool which included leading the end to end external vendor relationship, translating business requirements into metrics and reports, working through global compliance restrictions and managing the RFP process.
· Collaborated with multiple teams across Business Travel to share best practices, improve CSAT results and standardize survey methodology globally.
· Created CSAT Task Force resulting in improved CSAT scores across the Americas Service Delivery network.
· Redeveloped customer satisfaction portal creating an efficient and user friendly website. Redesigned customer surveys and implemented process improvements increasing response rate by 80%.
· Performed ad-hoc analyses, utilizing various statistical techniques including binomial and linear regression, t-tests, correlations, and ANOVA.
Contract rates range from $35/hr-$45/hr on W2
The position is responsible for ensuring accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of USCS Segment and CPS and Open results for the U.S. Major responsibilities include close control and analysis of business results, preparation of commentary and reporting to support monthly calls and business partner presentations. Duties include but not limited to; partnering with business partners and GBS teams to understand results, provision of quality business commentary and analytics. Consulting with business partners, implementation of process improvements and other adhoc as required.
Contract rates range from $35/hr-$40/hr on W2