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American Express Sr. fraud protection analyst interview

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Anonymous2-3 yr work ex.Selected
Interview Process
HR Interview Resume Shortlist Resume Shortlist Problem Statement
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why would you like to apply for this position ?
Interview Experience
When I went for the interview, I had no ideal that they were hiring for this position. They had asked for my previous work experience and based on that, they shortlisted my CV and asked me to wait for the next round.
Interview Tips
Do not expect anything and stay clear in your thoughts. Do not think too much about the interview and do not try to impress anyone.
Round 2

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
When I went for the interview, I had no ideal that they were hiring for this position. They had asked for my previous work experience and based on that, they shortlisted my CV and asked me to wait for the next round.
Interview Tips
Do not expect anything and stay clear in your thoughts. Do not think too much about the interview and do not try to impress anyone.
Round 3

Resume Shortlist

Problem statement
This round was more of a situation based round. Where I met the operations manager who briefed me about the process I will be working for and gave me a situation where he wanted to see how would I deal with the situation and tackle the problem.
Interview Experience
After shortlisting the resume they started off with the voice and accent round to check my comand over the English language and grammer and vocabulary skills.
Interview Tips
Do not rush to try to speak fast. Take your time and talk slowly. Try and use a nutral accent and do not fake the accent if you cannot manage to carry it over.
Round 4

Problem Statement

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why would you like to apply for this position ?
Interview Experience
I had applied for the American Express FRAUD prevention team so they asked me a situation where I had to deal with a Amex card member and prevent fraud on his card. In the been ming I got a little nervous (getting nervous is a part and parcel of the game) but then I was able to get the trick of dealing with a person like that over the phone.
Interview Tips
Eventhough nervousness is present, do not loose your focus on the given situation and try to find a way to solve the given problem instead of getting more nervous. This is a bit hard process to do but a little bit of experience would do the trick.
Round 5

Other Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytical Skills
  • Behavioural Skills
  • Patience
  • Problem Solving Abilties
  • Decision Making Skill
  • Presence Of Mind
  • Confidence
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American Express Management trainee internship interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Management trainee role at American Express in Aug, 2016
Interview Process
Technical + HR Interview Case Study Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Walk me through your resume
  • Question 2: Why AMEX and why not higher studies?
  • Question 3: If you are a VC what companies would you invest in?
Interview Experience
It was mainly based on my resume. He asked every minute detail of my summer project.
Interview Tips
Be prepared. Make sure you know everything you mentioned in your resume even if it is a simple POR in your first year.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What would happen to AMEX's income if petrol and diesel prices decrease?
  • Question 2: What data would you collect from costumers to improve the sales of your super market?
Interview Experience
It was more of an interactive round. The interviewer was very helpful. We just need to grasp his hints and extend the discussion.
Interview Tips
Speak your thoughts out. Listen to the interviewer carefully. Most of the times we just need to follow his thought direction.
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Why AMEX? Why job? why not MBA?
  • Question 3: Explain the classification algorithms you used in your project?
  • Question 4: Why does a specific algorithm work/Doesn't work for your problem?
  • Question 5: What is your weakness?
  • Question 6: What do you do in your free time?
  • Question 7: What is your favourite Bollywood song and why?
Interview Experience
This a typical HR round with one playing the good cop and the other one playing the bad cop. Most of the questions were just to check how we would react under pressure.
Interview Tips
Don't get nervous and answer the questions straight to the point.
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American Express Business planning analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Business planning analyst role at American Express in Mar, 2017
Interview Process
HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: why do you want to work with us and what are your future perspective?
Interview Experience
This was most tricky question for the whole interview, because the interviewer understood my future plans. I have answered them that i would like to pursue my career in Ngo sector for which i want to get first hand experience by working in the corporate sector. i was pretty obvious that i wont take the job up but this situation made them also clear the same.
so we need to very careful about why we want to join and make them believe in the same
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American Express Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at American Express in Feb, 2017
Interview Process
Test HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Verbal ability
  • Section 2: Mathematics
  • Section 3: Verbal ability
  • Section 4: Mathematics
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself
  • Question 2: Why this company
  • Question 3: Tell us about yourself
  • Question 4: Why this company
  • Question 5: Which position are you interested in?
Interview Experience
Basic introduction. Some specific questions and you just need to make then understand who you are as a person
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Any skills that you possess which resonates with the position you want?
  • Question 2: How many airplanes take off from the Delhi airport each day?
  • Question 3: How many airplanes take off from the Delhi airport each day?
Interview Experience
Basic introduction. Some specific questions and you just need to make then understand who you are as a person
Round 4

Guesstimate Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication And Confidence
  • Problem Solving Abilties
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American Express Analyst interview

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Anonymous2-3 yr work ex.Selected
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview Other Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Resume's were selected out of the lot and the rest were sent back
Interview Tips
Make your resume short and to the point
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
5 Hours
Group Discussion Topic
Are clothes (formals) more important or the individuals personality
Interview Experience
Had a discussion if a person's clothes like formals are more important than the whole personality of the individual
Interview Tips
Opinion should be strong and no need to shout
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduce yourself
Interview Experience
Gave a short introduction and then shared all the work experience
Interview Tips
Again explain everything to the point and keep it short, interviewer has a lot of candidates to interview.
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Interview taken by the manager of the dept i was getting hired for
Interview Experience
Gave introduction, shared work experience and was asked about my hobbies
Interview Tips
Be confident and say whatever you want with confidence
Round 5

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Interview taken by the director of the department
Interview Experience
Introduction, work experience, hobbies, was given a particular situation and how would i handle it
Interview Tips
Be analytical and confident
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American Express Dispute analyst interview

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Rashima Gomber0-1 yr work ex.Selected
Interview Process
HR Interview Test Technical Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduce yourself?
Interview Experience
The first round of interview was the HR Round, where basic questions about the profile and detailed introduction about the interviewee were asked.
Interview Tips
Be confident with strong communication skills.
Round 2

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
No. of Questions
2 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written Communication Round
  • Section 2: Aptitude Test
  • Section 3: Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
This first section had 2 questions that were given to test the written communication skills of a candidate. One of them was email writing on a given situation and the second one was Unseen Passage, which included 10 questions that were to be answered basis the passage given.

Second section was the Aptitude Test. This test included 20 questions. All the MCQ based questions given in this section mainly focused on checking the mathematical skills of a candidate.

Third section was the Logical Reasoning which included 20 questions based on simple logical reasoning. Easy to crack.
Interview Tips
Strong command over English Vocabulary.
Time Management
Strong calculation skills.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How well do you understand the profile?
Interview Experience
The last round was the panel interview. In this round basically the interviewee should have a well prepared answer about the understanding of the profile for which he/she was being interviewed. The questions were more based on analyzing the technical skills.
Interview Tips
Be Confident.
Clear understanding about the profile.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication And Confidence
  • Logical Reasoning
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American Express Management trainee interview

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MOHAMMED SAFWAN KP Ed12b050FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Management trainee role at American Express in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Shortlist for test was done using CG criteria.

But even if you do very well in test. They will still consider resume for the interview shortlist. So include points relevant to the profile in resume.
Interview Tips
Having machine learning or data analytics related points on resume is a big plus.
Round 2

Test

Duration
45 Minutes
No. of Questions
20 questions
Interview Experience
Very basic level Quant, Probab, logical reasoning and vocabulary questions.
Interview Tips
Since the questions were very basic level, solving all questions is very important.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Machine learning models known
  • Question 2: Probability question
  • Question 3: Quant question
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Walk me through your resume
  • Question 2: Why do you want to join this field
  • Question 3: Family background
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Problem Solving Abilties
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American Express Management trainee interview

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Akshaykumar GundaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Management trainee role at American Express in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
Test Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
20 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
Some maths questions, puzzles, aptitude and verbal ability.
Round 2

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Case studies, Puzzles, etc.
Interview Experience
It was mostly technical interview
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American Express Management trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Management trainee role at American Express in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Puzzles
Interview Experience
They asked two puzzles. I could answer both
Interview Tips
Prepare puzzles
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions generally about life and family
Interview Experience
Just spoke freely
Interview Tips
Try to maintain conversations
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American Express Data analyst internship interview

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Raunak ChitlangiaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Data analyst role at American Express
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
My resume had a couple of projects and a paper publication added to it, which was a part of my second year intern at TCS Innovation Labs.
Interview Tips
I believe that the resume shortlist to appear for the test is just a formality and not a big deal to get through. Most of the students are allowed to appear for the test which is where, the main shortlisting occurs.
Although, the company does cut off people from certain departments. For example, none of the Agriculture and food engineering students were shortlisted for appearing for the test.
Also, from what I have heard, the company runs resumes through a program to take out the shortlist. Hence, certain key words such as "Scholar" or "Conference" may get you a good chance to get through the shortlisting.
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Analytical
Interview Experience
The test is mainly quant based and how fast you can think and rationalize. They expect excellent speed; they ask you 20 questions to be answered in 30 minutes.
Interview Tips
Normally, if a student is asked to appear for this right after his JEE examination, he would be able to get through it easily. But since our analytical thinking goes way down once we actually get in, it has to be worked upon again. I'd suggest you to solve all the quant questions of any CAT preparatory book for the American Express test. The test questions are quite similar to those that the CAT students prepare for.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
In general, the American Express interviews are considered to be pretty peaceful compared to the interviews of other companies. I was just asked about my work at TCS Innovation Labs and the paper I would be publishing based on that work and the courses I have done in Data Analytics and what all do I know in it. They do not test the knowledge you say you possess.
Interview Tips
While I was preparing for my interview, I was told to read about Amex and its products. Secondly, and most importantly, I was aksed to read a lot about credit card frauds and suggest ways of preventing that. Even during my time, a lot of people were asked about this and judged severely on that. This is a must must if you would be appearing for its interview.

Also, you would do well if you are able to connect with the interviewer. For instance, if both of you have been a part of the same inter IIT or have the same tastes, etc.

Also, the interviews are that peaceful that you are able to direct the interview in your favour. There are certain parts of your CV that you can easily talk about and certain parts that you would want to avoid. If you are able to think on your feet, it is easy to re direct the interview in your favour and the things that you would like to talk about; in my case, it was my work at TCS.
Round 4

Puzzle Interview

Interview Experience
The main decision whether you have to be taken in or not is decided in your first round of interview after which, the puzzle interview is just a formality and to find out whether you are able to think on your feet or not. Not a big deal, pretty easy.
Interview Tips
Nothing to be worried about, the puzzles asked are pretty easy and most probably, you would have already heard them if you have a nag of solving puzzles.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analytics And Coding
Skill Tips
You should be able to code efficiently. Knowledge in Python and SQL is a big plus.<br /> Also, I had done a course on Coursera called "Machine Learning" of Stanford University. Today, the company does not expect a lot of knowledge in Data Analytics from students which is why this course gave me the edge I needed to get through the interview. It's a pretty easy course and not very demanding. I would recommend this if you want to find out even whether you'd be interested in Data Analytics or not.<br /> I was asked about the things I know and whether I have ever implemented them.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • CAT Data Interpretation By Arun Sharma,
  • Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning By Arun Sharm,
Courses
  • Machine Learning - Coursera Course,
General Tips
Do not worry or stress yourself much. The interview is pretty easy if you have an edge in the skills that the company wants. I had started studying Data Analytics in my second year summer vacations, just 1 hour a day for hardly about a month. Which gave me enough of an edge. The main hurdle lies in getting through the test round where about 300 people are simply cut off.
Motivation for applying
American Express is known to have a good working culture and is currently the third best company to work for in India. The internship stipend is largest compared to any other company in India along with accommodation and travel. The company has a well structured internship program and also has good challenging work to offer.
Funny Moments
After the test, I was not shortlisted for the interview round.. Which broke my heart.<br />
Just after the presentation, I walked up to the person presenting and handed him a hard copy of my resume asking him to at least give me a shot at the interview if they think my profile is good enough.<br />
I believe that this was a turning point of this entire experience. I believe, at that moment itself, I gained their favour to take me in. Which is probably why my interview was peaceful, which is probably why I could get through even though my interview was the last among a bunch of 25 students..
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