American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
210 Reviews
2.9
210 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 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Lots of senior management promoting growth and innovation, but the business itself does neither (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.  

    Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours to complete projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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

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

    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.  

    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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  5.  

    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

    I have been working at American Greetings

    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
  6.  

    Database Administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I Love Working Here...

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So many creative peers!

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

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Likeminded, creative peers, opportunity for collaboration.

    Cons

    Lack of nimbleness, difficulty connecting with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job...love it.

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

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

    Pros

    Work when you want to/flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A GREAT Company!

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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