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Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Good experience, low hours but overall good company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, ability to make your own schedule. Low supervision and ability to work on your own.

    Cons

    You are working on your own so if there are issues you have to call either the call center or your boss to explain if they can. The technology is seriously outdated but they are working on updating it apparently.

    Advice to Management

    Technology should really be updated, and management should be around more often, I currently see my manager one every couple of months at best.

  2. I enjoy working for company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is a Flexible job

    Cons

    Sometimes customers make a big mess

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for, but finding the right "fit" in the area you work in is important.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative culture and diverse employees. There's a degree of "fluidity" to gain new knowledge and develop new skills if you desire amongst different departments/groups.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve of the systems and the nuance of products. A year is what it takes for me to feel comfortable and competent on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Annual goal-setting and self appraisal can be streamlined, as they typically don't reflect reality and employees' day-to-day priorities.

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  5. Great company to work for overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, flexibility in schedule, great work environment

    Cons

    Merchandisers aren't paid much, so we have a lot of turnover

  6. Helpful (2)

    You'll Never Buy Greeting Cards Again After Working For Them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To make employees feel valued, they'll give you a corporate logo polo shirt for waxing your car.

    Cons

    A total lack of respect for the front line employees who are treated like children and insulted by corporate logo shirts and trinkets--instead of actually showing concern for them. They provide employee access to a "We Care Hotline" but don't respond to reported concerns--which shows that they don't care at all. If an employee attempts to report concerns to HR they are told to discuss problems with the supervisor--even if the supervisor is the problem!

    Advice to Management

    WALK YOUR TALK! Lying to your employees does not promote "Happiness, Laughter, and Love."

  7. amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, training, customers,

    Cons

    little hours at times, commute,

  8. Flexible schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The schedule is very flexible, perfect for someone with kids. You can pick the time of day you work

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate each week, busiest around holidays. Pay is not great and limited upward mobility opportunities .

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty should be rewarded with higher increases, based on performance of course

  9. Helpful (1)

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TRS/PTM
    Current Employee - TRS/PTM

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking for a flexible schedule, this is a job to consider.

    Cons

    For field associates who do all the "grunt" work, compensation is low as compared to other merchandising positions. This is only a part time job so there are no benefits and there is no advancement.

    Advice to Management

    First the company "thank you" trinkets are a waste. If upper management really wanted to invest in their employees, we would be compensated better ($$). If you receive little or no support from your immediate supervisor, there is no one else to help you.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Enjoyable work, unrealistic expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I loved the flexible hours-set your own, working by myself, greeting and helping customers

    Cons

    Strict time restraints are set and expected. The public is very disrespectful of displays, making messes. It is impossible to clean up, organize, stock, do inventory and orders in extremely small amounts of time.

    Advice to Management

    You spend more on training, just to see people quit because of ridiculous time constraints. Instead, give more hours to allow successful results, in order to gain employee retention. In the long run, you'll pay less for training. (I was putting in over 30 hours per week to train and clean up what was left when there was no one to do the job for the first 3-4 months, then cut to sometimes 5 hrs per week. My travel between stores equaled more than that. The average store demanded 2-3 hours per workday, sometimes more.)

  11. Happy worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work without being supervised, On your free time, great company, in & out kind of job.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, more of a hobby/side job.

    Advice to Management

    More hours please,

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