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American Greetings Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
24 Reviews
4.0
24 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Job Flexibility, Work Life balance, Lunches and organized events within the company (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, strong company values, well maintained benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • The Chicago office has some of the worst senior management that I've ever worked with/for/under (in 9 reviews)

  • Most upper management positions are held by individuals who have been with the company 20 (in 9 reviews)

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  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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    flexible hours, training, customers,

    Cons

    little hours at times, commute,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More hours please,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great creative opportunities

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

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to the greeting card business. Open and honest communication. Some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Benefits are so-so. Could stand to be a bit more technologically advanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology. Keep the creative staff happy with the right tools to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Not micro-managed. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Better pay, more flexible hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working for this company

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

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

    Pros

    Set own hours, when work is complete, go home. I don't have to wait for a specific time to punch out. That is a plus

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of work to be done in a specific amount of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good part time flexible work

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the recent focus on more communication and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good job, flexible hours for a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Norwalk, OH
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Norwalk, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work on your own schedule, most of the time

    Cons

    low pay, holidays can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use benchmark success for pay raises, not years of experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long-time employee in the creative division

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

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    My 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    American 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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