American Greetings
2.9 of 5 193 reviews
corporate.americangreetings.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

American Greetings Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
American Greetings – US – “Outside view”

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2.9 193 reviews

                             

41% Approve of the CEO

American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss

Zev Weiss

(96 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good part time flexible work

    PT Merchandiser (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible and accomodating. Good for mom with kids in schhol
    Decent hourly pay
    Friendly people to work with

    ConsNot enoughhours to make any "real" money
    Sometimes expect too much from employee - not enough hours to finish work

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe spend a few days actually doing the work in the stores to get a realistic idea of how much we do and the amount of timit takes to keep stores looking good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, great co-workers, good place to get a wide range of experience

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat work/life balance, co-workers who are collaborative and a joy to work with, immediate supervisors/managers who are truly engaged and willing to give opportunities for development in keeping with my interests and professional goals. Excellent place to get a range of experience working on all kinds of projects.

    ConsThey have gone through a number of layoffs over the last few years. The recent changes look promising that the company may be finding it's direction and structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep with the recent focus on more communication and transparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long-time employee in the creative division

    Creative (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsMy colleagues are top-notch, and I've made lifetime freinds here -- in fact, most people say their coworkers are the reason they stick around!

    Great amenities like a huge & fast cafeteria, on-site Starbucks, dry cleaner, half-price card & gift shop, and easy parking.

    ConsThe financial pressure associated with the recent (2013) privatization of the company has put the business into a frozen state... Job #1 has become "Make Money to Pay Back Loans."

    The culture is slowly changing for the better, but some pockets of bad middle management remain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAmerican Greeetings is a good place to work... but sadly it's obvious that it's a GREAT place to work only if you're within the "inner circle" of family and friends-of-family. The caste system is very visible, and it's a demotivator when it's apparent that rewards aren't necessarily given out on the basis of merit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job, flexible hours for a family

    PT Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, OH

    Proswork on your own schedule, most of the time

    Conslow pay, holidays can be hectic

    Advice to Senior Managementuse benchmark success for pay raises, not years of experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company Fun Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCreative Atmosphere, fun people, culture moving in the right direction

    ConsLike any company right now, trying to move through a tough economy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    eh, pays the bills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEh, it pays the bills.

    ConsMoral is very low here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the little man.

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    Good to pay just phone bill

    Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Pros$11.00 per hour. Merchandising experience. Flexible schedule. visual display. Work with out being supervised. Meet mew people.

    ConsComputer can give you issues. Lack of hours. Unreliable hours. Need computer and phone or house phone. Needs car for more stores. Travel.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore hours. More stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Merchandiser...Very convenient part time job

    Part Time Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Fenton, MO

    ProsVery flexible, pretty easy job, work on your own, on your own time schedule Pay is OK, Great for a second part time job. Yearly raises. Very nice managers and supervisors

    ConsNot very many cons at all, other than the occasional Inventory at 6 AM , and there is not much room to move up with in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working For AG

    Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsIndependent Working environment, received job assignment via company website
    Go do the work
    Very minimal contact with AG management after a brief training period
    Very flexible hours

    ConsPart Time positions only --- sometimes not enough hours though it is based on seasonal demand.

    Pay 8.00 an hour not the greatest sometimes considering mileage to drive to accounts

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer some full time positions i.e. 40 hrs
    The job is physically demanding, upping the pay scale a bit would be great.
    12.00 would be a good wage to consider as the cost of fuel vs hours worked its a wash or break even

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Supervisor

    Part Time Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood Communication, flexibility and support - Ability to schedule work around other commitments - great job for college students or second income

    ConsWould like more hours - weekly hours are subject to seasonality and shipments - Increase of assgnments to reach minimum 20 hours a week or better pay scale

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs indicated above

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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