American Greetings Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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. fantastic company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a transparent company, with a positive and engaged attitude towards it's employees. I have found all of coworkers across departments to be excellent people to work with, and the teamwork and professionalism to be likewise present. This is also a highly creative and engaged group of people to work with. Individualism and creativity is encouraged. Diversity is encouraged: I see colleagues who are not afraid to hide their sexual orientation (gay), and are not penalized in their careers. I experience a strong multicultural corporate environment, in which differences are welcomed as a strength for the company. This is a company where you can create your job description by reaching towards your aspirations, interests, and strengths, and where you can find an effective work/life balance. I love it here.

    Cons

    its a tough company to get into. I worked there for nearly a year as a contractor, before getting brought on board as a full time employee. Others I have talked to have up to spent several years as contractors, before getting hired in house. On the other hand, the wait is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    good job. keep it up.


  2. This is one AWESOME company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 Management

    None! I'd love to see some more workspace flexibillity, but that is it! Everything else about this company is far beyond amazing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A GREAT Company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


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  5. Great job...love it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work when you want to/flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.


  6. So many creative peers!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Likeminded, creative peers, opportunity for collaboration.

    Cons

    Lack of nimbleness, difficulty connecting with management.


  7. I Love Working Here...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company, friendly co-workers, energetic environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    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 Management

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


  9. Database Administrator

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    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It's a great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. 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.



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