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American Greetings Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
224 Reviews
2.9
224 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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107 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
  • The Chicago office has some of the worst senior management that I've ever worked with/for/under (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.  

    Strong, continuously growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Assistant
    Former Employee - Management Assistant

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

    Pros

    I was very happy during my time working with the Papyrus brand and had a great manager. Leadership is supportive and I have been very impressed and inspired by many of the decisions made by upper management. Colleagues also make it a fun, creative environment. Management has been working really hard to maintain and grow talent, and there are managers that treat their employees with a great deal of respect and empathy. I was given ample opportunities to grow and take the lead on a number of different types of projects and was recognized for hard work.

    Cons

    Not many cons, but there are a couple of managers I would not recommend to a friend, if it's avoidable (otherwise, it's worth it to get in the door). There are also a few individuals that focus heavily on the negative and are not very careful about gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage a positive, growth-oriented culture, talk more about company values and continue to recognize and support your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    American greetings outlook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the tasks are easy to complete

    Cons

    when holidays come around its a little more challenging to complete the task

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved my manager. I loved the location in the mall and the customers. The products are outstanding. Nice discount. Great sales.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are few and the company does not pay well. They try to get by with as few employees as possible. They plan according to last year's numbers, but do not take into account whether it was a holiday or even the weather, which greatly effects mall attendance. Often the goals were completely unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your good and loyal employees. Offer affordable insurance. Give enough hours to make it worth keeping the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was one of the best experience I has thus far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ

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

    Pros

    You work on your schedule and time.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Creative Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Developer
    Former Employee - Creative Developer

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

    Pros

    I learned so much about myself and was challenge everyday to push myself, to think out of the box. One of the perks for working at AG as a creative you get to explore and bring something new in your illustrations, typography, graphics, and animation. My co-workers were so amazing and I became close friends with some of them. I was able to contribute my skills to other departments and participate in brainstorm.

    Cons

    Overall it's a great place to work, however there are A LOT of managers. There are some great managers that inspire their staff, but others are just coasting along and playing the corporate game. Some managers play favorites, even at the expense of other employees, sometimes belittling thoughts and concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advantage of the minds of younger employees…they have a lot of fire and ideas and are the future of the company.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great for Family life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Great for Family life they work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is average, opportunities for advancement are limited.

  9.  

    It's a great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    I love working here because there is so much to learn and many different ways to move up within the company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great experience working there although it ended very abrupt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to learn, working on various projects and with different software ;
    - Great team and working environment;
    - Good communication with colleagues from different countries especially with the ones from headquarters.
    - Nice team buildings;

    Cons

    The company should be more open about the economical status especially when involving employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be more transparent about the events that will affect the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Database Administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    This company is a place where your qualifications can make a difference.
    Very good team and management.
    The company is on its way up with 400+ million $ it investment on IT Projects in the last 5 years.
    Good Paymaster.

    Cons

    Located in Cleveland which has bad winters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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