American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
211 Reviews
3.0
211 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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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.  

    AG Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training program helping to move potential managers up in ranks

    Cons

    High turnover due to low pay rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay to attract better people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great creative opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to the greeting card business. Open and honest communication. Some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Benefits are so-so. Could stand to be a bit more technologically advanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology. Keep the creative staff happy with the right tools to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Not micro-managed. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Better pay, more flexible hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, very laid back place to work as long as you're working. You won't get fired unless you're trying too.

    Cons

    its difficult to get off of night shift once your there. The place could operate better with more employee involvement in decision making at the departmental level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Well maintained company with excellent employee incentives and developed internal structure.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, strong company values, well maintained benefits.

    Cons

    Hours can be difficult to manage at seasonal time. Demand is high for quality work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain a flexible schedule for lower level employees. Maintain positive relationships with Area Supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good large company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The people / culture is pretty good. Nice mix of creative and business-oriented people. They develop their employees pretty well, which made this a great 1st job out of grad school for me. There is a sense of corporate pride.

    Cons

    Nepotism at the highest levels, which sets a bad example for those of us not related who want to work our way up. A fair amount of corporate bureaucracy. Business relies on antiquated IT systems. (i.e. green text on the computer screens!) Pay is a little below average it seems, so top talent seems to leave frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate nepotism at the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working for this company

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

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

    Pros

    Set own hours, when work is complete, go home. I don't have to wait for a specific time to punch out. That is a plus

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of work to be done in a specific amount of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The interactive division was a very energetic place, strong leadership, used to have much more independence

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, location limits future potential

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A very creative environment.

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

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the store planning department you really felt like you were part of a team.

    Cons

    Upper management was our challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good part time flexible work

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and accomodating. Good for mom with kids in schhol
    Decent hourly pay
    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Not enoughhours to make any "real" money
    Sometimes expect too much from employee - not enough hours to finish work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe spend a few days actually doing the work in the stores to get a realistic idea of how much we do and the amount of timit takes to keep stores looking good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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