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American Greetings Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
American Greetings – US – “Outside view”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 195 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss

Zev Weiss

(97 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    A good place to work

    Manager (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

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

    ConsLimited career opportunities, location limits future potential

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very creative environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

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

    ConsUpper management was our challenge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good part time flexible work

    PT Merchandiser (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tons of potential

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery friendly co-workers, fun projects.

    Consever changing goals, out-dated facility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoyed working for AGI

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsI was part of the Interactive division of American Greetings where the atmosphere and the people were really nice, feeling very much like a family.

    ConsAfter the management of AGI changed a few years ago, the energy changed too and the projects were less challenging. Even worse when AGI merged with the corporation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible and open to new ideas and market trends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    American Greetings

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsCreative environment, interesting content, fun coworkers! Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects outside of your role.

    ConsPay is not great. Procedures change frequently so you're always learning a new system or protocol, but bigger, more important issues take a long time to change. Some leadership changes need to be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep up your pay scale to attract, and keep, top talent. Survey employees about manager satisfaction and then think hard about what they have to say and how things could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, great co-workers, good place to get a wide range of experience

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat work/life balance, co-workers who are collaborative and a joy to work with, immediate supervisors/managers who are truly engaged and willing to give opportunities for development in keeping with my interests and professional goals. Excellent place to get a range of experience working on all kinds of projects.

    ConsThey have gone through a number of layoffs over the last few years. The recent changes look promising that the company may be finding it's direction and structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep with the recent focus on more communication and transparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, flexible hours for a family

    PT Merchandiser (Current Employee) Norwalk, OH

    Proswork on your own schedule, most of the time

    Conslow pay, holidays can be hectic

    Advice to Senior Managementuse benchmark success for pay raises, not years of experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long-time employee in the creative division

    Creative (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsMy colleagues are top-notch, and I've made lifetime freinds here -- in fact, most people say their coworkers are the reason they stick around!

    Great amenities like a huge & fast cafeteria, on-site Starbucks, dry cleaner, half-price card & gift shop, and easy parking.

    ConsThe financial pressure associated with the recent (2013) privatization of the company has put the business into a frozen state... Job #1 has become "Make Money to Pay Back Loans."

    The culture is slowly changing for the better, but some pockets of bad middle management remain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAmerican Greeetings is a good place to work... but sadly it's obvious that it's a GREAT place to work only if you're within the "inner circle" of family and friends-of-family. The caste system is very visible, and it's a demotivator when it's apparent that rewards aren't necessarily given out on the basis of merit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company Fun Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCreative Atmosphere, fun people, culture moving in the right direction

    ConsLike any company right now, trying to move through a tough economy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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