You can get paid to work at home taking calls for American Express. This is one of the higher-paying phone jobs you can do from home. American Express is not always hiring, but as of the date of this blog post, it appears they are in certain states. In the past, American Express has occasionally contracted through West at Home for workers, but they are currently recruiting directly.
American Express hires in the US and sometimes in other countries, too.
How much does American Express pay?
The job posting says that you start out at $15.73. This rate is based on prior work experience. If you do well though, you can expect your pay to go up. They state that some of their workers make over $20 an hour.
What exactly do you do?
You are primarily taking calls, helping customers with their accounts, answering questions, etc. You need to of course be able to provide a quiet background while you work.
Is training paid?
Yes, training is paid provided that your attendance is 100 percent.
Are you hired as an independent contractor or an employee?
I believe you are hired as an employee because they offer a benefits package with retirement, medical, dental, and vision. Most IC positions do not offer these kinds of benefits.
For what it’s worth, American Express does not check your credit prior to hiring you.
What is the scheduling like?
This is a full-time position with 40 hour work weeks.
Who can apply?
They are only recruiting in certain states as of the date of this blog posting. These states include:
– New Jersey
– New York
– North Carolina
– South Carolina
– South Dakota
American Express may also have occasional home-based positions open in Canada and other countries.
Additionally, they are looking for people who have either a 4-year college degree or at least 4 years of customer service experience.
I’ve heard this is a good company to work at home for. They pay well and have good benefits! If you have the required experience or a degree and think you can put in 40 hours a week, this might be a great work at home opportunity. I posted this here today because they are hiring now, but the job posting probably won’t be up for long.