American Greetings
2.8 of 5 177 reviews
corporate.americangreetings.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

American Greetings Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
American Greetings – US – “Outside view”

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2.8 177 reviews

                             

41% Approve of the CEO

American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss

Zev Weiss

(91 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's a great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at American Greetings

ProsI love working here because there is so much to learn and many different ways to move up within the company.

ConsI have no complaints.

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

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DB2 Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I have been working at American Greetings full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThis company is a place where your qualifications can make a difference.
Very good team and management.
The company is on its way up with 400+ million $ it investment on IT Projects in the last 5 years.
Good Paymaster.

ConsLocated in Cleveland which has bad winters.

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

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Great company, friendly co-workers, energetic environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at American Greetings full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe products have dramatically improved over the past 5 years - from acquisitions and internal development.
Co-workers are smart and friendly, and the generally enjoy what they are doing.
The leadership is making an effort to listen and respond to employee concerns.
The Weiss family believes so strongly in the prospects of the company that they recently took it private.

ConsThe only con I can think of is that now that the company structure is flatter and not growing a lot, there are fewer promotion opportunities. There have been recent efforts to increase cross-functional moves.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on the action plans from the recent employee survey, and keep listening.

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

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I had a great time working with American Greetings. A lot of opportunity to grow as a artist.

Creative Developer (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunity to grow by working on different projects

ConsDon't have anything to say regarding Cons

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

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I Love Working Here...

Sales (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat company, would like to retire from here in 15 more years.

ConsNone. Greeting card industry is kind of slow growth right now due to Facebook, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So many creative peers!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at American Greetings

ProsLikeminded, creative peers, opportunity for collaboration.

ConsLack of nimbleness, difficulty connecting with management.

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

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Great job...love it.

Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsWork when you want to/flexibility.

ConsPay could be a little higher.

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

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Excellanat part time job. Easy to work with

Merchandizer (Former Employee)
Littleton, CO

I worked at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

ProsYou could basically work any hours you wanted as long as the job got done.

Consmore work than initially hire for - I was hired to work approximately 6 hours a week it was closer to 30

Advice to Senior Managementbe accurate in how much time the job will take

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A GREAT Company!

PT Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Joplin, MO

I have been working at American Greetings part-time

Pros1.) Flexiable Schedule
2.) You will learn the retail side of Merchandaising
3.) Good Pay

Cons1.) Must be available after EVERY MAJOR HOLIDAY
2.) No Full Time Positions for Merchandaisers
3.) Advancement opportunities are slim to none.

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

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This is one AWESOME company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, OH

I have been working at American Greetings full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat (and Knowledgeable) Staff, Can wear Jeans, Open Source Code & Collaboration, Great Benefits, Starbucks, Break room (includes games & free soda), Need I say More?

ConsLack of Remote Working (not big on work from home), besides that...there are no downsides to this incredible company from the view I have of it!

Advice to Senior ManagementNone! I'd love to see some more workspace flexibillity, but that is it! Everything else about this company is far beyond amazing.

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

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