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American Greetings Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
203 Reviews
2.9
203 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
Zev Weiss
98 Ratings

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long-time employee in the creative division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Creative in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    My 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    American 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company Fun Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Just your average corporate company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, OH

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

    Pros

    Great employees and managers, cafe, starbucks, brand recognition

    Cons

    Sometimes chaotic atmosphere, lots of "budget" cuts and outsourcing, disconnected departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Former AS for AG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, meeting and working with diverse employees and clients, strong corporate structure, company perks (company car/cell phone), relocation assistance

    Cons

    Outside of ASIT program, not strong continuous training for AS...some geographic territories are too large (300+ accounts)...not all territories are the same, may take over territory that has major issues but only have a limited amount of time to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure every new AS goes through the ASIT program

  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Good culture and support of the arts, a gallery to show and sell your work, nice amenities and a big cafeteria.

    Cons

    the company has frequent corporate reorganizations which result in many people getting laid off which is unfortunate and creates unease.

  7.  

    Good to pay just phone bill

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    $11.00 per hour. Merchandising experience. Flexible schedule. visual display. Work with out being supervised. Meet mew people.

    Cons

    Computer can give you issues. Lack of hours. Unreliable hours. Need computer and phone or house phone. Needs car for more stores. Travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hours. More stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    eh, pays the bills.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Eh, it pays the bills.

    Cons

    Moral is very low here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the little man.

  9.  

    Merchandiser...Very convenient part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser  in  Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Fenton, MO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible, pretty easy job, work on your own, on your own time schedule Pay is OK, Great for a second part time job. Yearly raises. Very nice managers and supervisors

    Cons

    Not very many cons at all, other than the occasional Inventory at 6 AM , and there is not much room to move up with in the company.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Working For AG

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independent Working environment, received job assignment via company website
    Go do the work
    Very minimal contact with AG management after a brief training period
    Very flexible hours

    Cons

    Part Time positions only --- sometimes not enough hours though it is based on seasonal demand.

    Pay 8.00 an hour not the greatest sometimes considering mileage to drive to accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some full time positions i.e. 40 hrs
    The job is physically demanding, upping the pay scale a bit would be great.
    12.00 would be a good wage to consider as the cost of fuel vs hours worked its a wash or break even

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very Positive Experience in Creative Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative

    I worked at American Greetings as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, free coffee, creative freedom, great team meetings and productive feedback.

    Cons

    A lot of great design work was shot down once it got to the higher ups who seem to be out of touch with certain markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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