Hallmark
3.2 of 5 279 reviews
www.hallmark.com Kansas City, MO 5000+ Employees

Hallmark Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Hallmark Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Hall Jr.

Don Hall Jr.

(142 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Love the environment!

Specialist (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Hallmark part-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone I work with is cheerful and wonderful
Love my manager, she's genuine and has the patience of an angel!

ConsI started as a seasonal position and continued part-time after the season's over so I've been there only for about 3-4 months but so far I have nothing bad to say!

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a bit more organization in delivery of information to all employees

Training could have been a bit more systematic rather than just throwing the new employee out on the floor

Inventory management could be much better - we have plenty of stuff that we have barely sold out of and are still getting too much stock in

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's an amazing company in a declining industry, which has led to some tough times.

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsThe people at Hallmark are wonderful and the culture is great also. For the most part, work/life balance is important to management and taking opportunities to refuel are encouraged so that people don't get burnt out or overworked. Hallmark compensates their employees well and try to recognize employees who take initiative to solve problems by going above and beyond their daily job function.

ConsUnfortunately, due to a declining industry, some difficult decisions have been made by upper management in recent years. These down-sizings have taken their toll on employee morale and some decisions by management have left employees questioning the direction and vision of the company. In addition, the smaller work force has increased the workload of many and, in turn, negatively impacted work/life balance. In the past, I wouldn't have thought twice about recommending Hallmark as a great place to work, but it may no longer provide the stability or longevity that many desire. Nonetheless, Hallmark is still a great company and hopefully will be around for years to come, but it will likely continue to operate on an ever shrinking scale.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's imperative for Hallmark to maintain a competitive edge by reducing costs and remain relevant to consumers by placing more emphasis on innovation. Yet, I also feel that it's equally imperative that leadership does not lose sight of the founding principles, values and culture which have made Hallmark such a great company for more than a century.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Family Oriented, Safe Work Environment and Wonderful Staff

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Hallmark part-time

ProsOffer Training
Flexible Hours
Great Staff
Beautiful Merchandise

ConsI don't know of any. Had a great experience with the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Territory Assistant (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at Hallmark part-time for more than a year

ProsThis was my most favorite job ever. Lots a good stress. Great Territory Manager! I liked working with the Retail Merchandisers and other Territory Assistants in my area. They were all hard working people who would come together to execute huge store rebuilds. I also enjoyed the flexibility this job offered my schedule. Perks were you could take time off whenever you wanted and have someone cover your territory.

ConsCompensation is not wonderful so there was always a challenge attracting top talent and then keeping them. You were required to work the day before and after most greeting card holidays.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is quite a bit of administrative information filtered to employees and not much payroll time allotted to review this. I had to be careful to ensure I wasn't "working off the clock" to read through everything. More realistic balance between administration and payroll would be helpful and encouraging.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Hallmark

ProsHallmark has a great working environment, nice people, good facilities and special events that care about employees and their family. It was good to work at Hallmark. Also, Kansas city offers many fun activities to do.

ConsSomewhat old fashioned. They tried to expand their business not only for cards but also many other things. However, they seems to need innovation.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeparated working system could be one that need to be improved.

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Amazing place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hallmark

ProsWonderful place to work with great people and bosses

ConsToo much storage and lifting

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is well organized!

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hallmark

ProsAbility to work end to end and drive change. Ability to see work completed start to finish.

ConsExtremely high pressure with accountability for raw materials and production throughout the plant.

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Great flexible part time position. Seasonal hours will push you closer to full time.

Vendor (Former Employee)

I worked at Hallmark part-time for more than a year

ProsExtremely flexible if you're looking for a part time job. Independently working position for vendors. Go in and get your work done and go home.

ConsVery difficult work/ storage space for vendors working in large chain corporations. The equipment is rather bulky and can have errors transmitting and receiving information.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty great place to be a designer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Hallmark full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA lot of resources at your disposal. TONS of assets in the archives to help with product design. You have no idea how great it is to have the access to all of these amazing resources/images/etc.

Cons"Higher-ups" are unwilling to try new things, however we'll see how our new way of working will influence the future of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and willing to try new things. (Things are starting to go that way, though)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was like home for me.

Designer (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Hallmark full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe work was very gratifying.

ConsThey celebrate the wrong people.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the more productive workers. In the last reorg of the Creative division the company kept a lot of deadbeats.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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