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
Zev Weiss
99 Ratings

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
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    • 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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    • 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.

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for!

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    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only positives I can think of were the flexibility of the hours, as well as getting to see the beautiful cards. Some of the ladies I worked with were very nice.

    Cons

    I had to work so much off the clock it was unbelievable. They scheduled a tiny amount of hours for an exorbitant amount of work.
    The manager I had assigned to me was an inflexible and bitter woman.
    The pay was very low.

    The store managers were often hostile to me and didn't seem to appreciate the vendors at all.
    And there was so much more physical labor than I had expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • 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
  7.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Love the flexibility to get my job done during the week. The training is great and if there's ever a question, my Territory Lead was always there with an answer.

    Cons

    The plan-o-grams corporate send out are not always clear. They didn't always send enough product to complete the set the way it was designed. And for everyday product, restock for the vantage row is slow to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours to complete projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is one of the most unorganized and wasteful companies around.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks. Can select the days to work.

    Cons

    Horrible management team. They tell you one way to do the work and then later retract those instructions and add new ones that rarely make any sense. After working a year I still do not know what I am paid per hour. I was told one thing but have not been able to compute the hours at the salary I was quoted. They enforce direct deposit and we do not get a stub to see what we are being paid. All store revisions are very unorganized. We throw away perfectly good products on a regular basis because they don't want to store the seasonal products instead of donation to a needy organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees rarely hear any words of encouragement or any type of praise. We are always told what we do wrong but not ever praised for what we do right. Very low morale due to no positive feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely stressful but I had a great team that I supervised.

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    Former Employee - Area Supervisor
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor

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

    Pros

    As an Area Supervisor, you are able to make your own schedule based on demands in your assigned territory. Company car that is provided to use for business as well as personal. Great experience gained with recruiting, hiring and creating client relationships.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a work-life balance if you are in a territory with high turn over. You are in a field management role so you only communicate with coworkers via email or phone call. It does get lonesome at times. You will bring work home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits or perks for part time merchandisers. Without them there would be no AG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok for a second job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Vineland, NJ

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on your time, decent pay for part-time

    Cons

    Not enough hours to complete work sometimes, Every other week not enough hours to make it worth working. Sometimes 3 hours for that week. Lots of product that is old under cabinets as back stock. Some product takes forever to come in. Too much merchandise in some stores. No Health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to have Favoritism toward select employees, Get rid of old merchandise that doesn't sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Greetings

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    nice environment, good people, somewhat flat organization, our department was far from the flagpole

    Cons

    the bosses up top have no idea how to keep up with technology or how to accept that someone working under them understands the world. Egos abound

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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