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American Greetings Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
200 Reviews

3.0
200 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
Zev Weiss
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Job Flexibility, Work Life balance, Lunches and organized events within the company (in 9 reviews)

  • flexible hours, on your own, and if you love organization then this is the place for that (in 10 reviews)


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

  • Lots of senior management promoting growth and innovation, but the business itself does neither (in 8 reviews)

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18 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, okay company

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    Pros

    You work on your schedule and time.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Creative Developer

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great for Family life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great for Family life they work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is average, opportunities for advancement are limited.

  6.  

    It's a great company to work for!

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Database Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Located in Cleveland which has bad winters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, friendly co-workers, energetic environment.

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on the action plans from the recent employee survey, and keep listening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Developer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Creative Developer in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow by working on different projects

    Cons

    Don't have anything to say regarding Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I Love Working Here...

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None. Greeting card industry is kind of slow growth right now due to Facebook, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    So many creative peers!

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

    Pros

    Likeminded, creative peers, opportunity for collaboration.

    Cons

    Lack of nimbleness, difficulty connecting with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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