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Updated June 28, 2015
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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Pros
  • Job Flexibility, Work Life balance, Lunches and organized events within the company (in 10 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, truly just a part time job (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of long-term strategy, weak senior management, lack of compelling career paths, and general inertia are problems (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management was our challenge (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great part-time work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    It's fairly flexible. Great for stay at home moms with school age children, looking for some busy work and extra cash. Also great for retired people looking for the same. The people I work for care about their employees and that's hard to find.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of hours sometimes, so it's not great if you need a minimum number of hours.

    Advice to Management

    The managers I work for are great and genuinely care about my family and well-being. I would bend over backwards for them. I hope this is something encouraged by American Greetings and can be seen across the board.


  2. Freelance

    • Culture & Values
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings

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

    Pros

    Excellent Workplace, Superstar Creatives. Really enjoyed working with them on a Freelance basis for many years.

    Cons

    Everyone at American Greeting is a true pro, so I can't say anything about them that is bad. They really get ti.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work you have been doing and be flexible when it comes to hiring more full-time employees.


  3. Brand Manager

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

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Serious but fun at the same time

    Cons

    Old school in a new school world.

    Advice to Management

    Open the door


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  5. Strong, continuously growing company

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

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I was very happy during my time working with the Papyrus brand and had a great manager. Leadership is supportive and I have been very impressed and inspired by many of the decisions made by upper management. Colleagues also make it a fun, creative environment. Management has been working really hard to maintain and grow talent, and there are managers that treat their employees with a great deal of respect and empathy. I was given ample opportunities to grow and take the lead on a number of different types of projects and was recognized for hard work.

    Cons

    Not many cons, but there are a couple of managers I would not recommend to a friend, if it's avoidable (otherwise, it's worth it to get in the door). There are also a few individuals that focus heavily on the negative and are not very careful about gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage a positive, growth-oriented culture, talk more about company values and continue to recognize and support your employees.


  6. Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Love the flexibility to get my job done during the week. The training is great and if there's ever a question, my Territory Lead was always there with an answer.

    Cons

    The plan-o-grams corporate send out are not always clear. They didn't always send enough product to complete the set the way it was designed. And for everyday product, restock for the vantage row is slow to come.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more hours to complete projects.


  7. American greetings outlook

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    the tasks are easy to complete

    Cons

    when holidays come around its a little more challenging to complete the task


  8. Great people, okay company

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

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my manager. I loved the location in the mall and the customers. The products are outstanding. Nice discount. Great sales.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are few and the company does not pay well. They try to get by with as few employees as possible. They plan according to last year's numbers, but do not take into account whether it was a holiday or even the weather, which greatly effects mall attendance. Often the goals were completely unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your good and loyal employees. Offer affordable insurance. Give enough hours to make it worth keeping the job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was one of the best experience I has thus far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work on your schedule and time.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position at this time

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    Creative Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Developer
    Former Employee - Creative Developer

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I learned so much about myself and was challenge everyday to push myself, to think out of the box. One of the perks for working at AG as a creative you get to explore and bring something new in your illustrations, typography, graphics, and animation. My co-workers were so amazing and I became close friends with some of them. I was able to contribute my skills to other departments and participate in brainstorm.

    Cons

    Overall it's a great place to work, however there are A LOT of managers. There are some great managers that inspire their staff, but others are just coasting along and playing the corporate game. Some managers play favorites, even at the expense of other employees, sometimes belittling thoughts and concerns.

    Advice to Management

    take advantage of the minds of younger employees…they have a lot of fire and ideas and are the future of the company.


  11. Great for Family life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Great for Family life they work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is average, opportunities for advancement are limited.



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