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Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    American Greetings was great because it offered flexible hours that fit around my schedule. The stores were easy to get to and the jobs were simple enough to understand.

    Cons

    The worst part was having to work every holiday. Since there are greeting cards for every holiday it was crucial that the displays be taken down by certain times which made it difficult to plan around special family holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Build better relationships with your stores. Sometimes store managers weren't very helpful for the merchandisers who worked in their stores and if made it difficult to complete the job.

  2. P/T Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great job with flexible hours

    Cons

    That it is only part time

  3. Good experience, low hours but overall good company.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, ability to make your own schedule. Low supervision and ability to work on your own.

    Cons

    You are working on your own so if there are issues you have to call either the call center or your boss to explain if they can. The technology is seriously outdated but they are working on updating it apparently.

    Advice to Management

    Technology should really be updated, and management should be around more often, I currently see my manager one every couple of months at best.

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  5. I enjoy working for company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is a Flexible job

    Cons

    Sometimes customers make a big mess

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for, but finding the right "fit" in the area you work in is important.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative culture and diverse employees. There's a degree of "fluidity" to gain new knowledge and develop new skills if you desire amongst different departments/groups.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve of the systems and the nuance of products. A year is what it takes for me to feel comfortable and competent on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Annual goal-setting and self appraisal can be streamlined, as they typically don't reflect reality and employees' day-to-day priorities.

  7. amazing company

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, training, customers,

    Cons

    little hours at times, commute,

  8. Great culture, analytical job.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The culture of AG is amazing. From Starbucks runs every other hour with friends to the awesome employee events. AG focuses on employee happiness, and they're good at it.

    Cons

    Be careful of what department you decide to work for. They tend to recruit marketing and management majors for departments that have an all-analytic job description. Though I loved the company, looking at excel documents all day wasn't all that hands-on and creative. That being said, I had many friends who loved their jobs, which had more of a that creative feel. Go with fit, not just whose interviewing you for a job on their team.

  9. Happy worker

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work without being supervised, On your free time, great company, in & out kind of job.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, more of a hobby/side job.

    Advice to Management

    More hours please,

  10. Helpful (1)

    AG Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program helping to move potential managers up in ranks

    Cons

    High turnover due to low pay rate

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay to attract better people

  11. Great creative opportunities

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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