The American Express Company is a multinational financial services firm based in New York City. It is known best for its credit card, charge card, and traveler’s cheques. As of 2017, it was named the 23rd most valuable brand in the world by Forbes at around US$24.5 billion. The company prides itself on providing outstanding access to products and insight which help customers build their personal lives and businesses. Despite being a very corporate environment, American express has earned a lot of respect for remaining on top of recent advancements in assuring equal treatment of workers, tuition assistance, or even paid parental leave. Yes, these benefits all come for the price of having to work hard, but that always comes easier with knowing you get something in exchange.