American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
210 Reviews
2.9
210 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Nice family / work life balance.

    Cons

    Layoff!! There are always Layoffs!!! So don't get comfortable.

  2.  

    American greetings outlook

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (less than an 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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    Well maintained company with excellent employee incentives and developed internal structure.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, strong company values, well maintained benefits.

    Cons

    Hours can be difficult to manage at seasonal time. Demand is high for quality work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain a flexible schedule for lower level employees. Maintain positive relationships with Area Supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pretty good large company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, OH

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

    Pros

    The people / culture is pretty good. Nice mix of creative and business-oriented people. They develop their employees pretty well, which made this a great 1st job out of grad school for me. There is a sense of corporate pride.

    Cons

    Nepotism at the highest levels, which sets a bad example for those of us not related who want to work our way up. A fair amount of corporate bureaucracy. Business relies on antiquated IT systems. (i.e. green text on the computer screens!) Pay is a little below average it seems, so top talent seems to leave frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate nepotism at the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working for this company

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    Set own hours, when work is complete, go home. I don't have to wait for a specific time to punch out. That is a plus

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of work to be done in a specific amount of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was okay
    The work was pretty interesting

    Cons

    Growth opportunities were very limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Indifferent

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    Current Employee - Design Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, unbelievable talent in the building. There is all sorts of resources that can help the creative department that just aren't available to most companies.

    Cons

    Corporate structure and antiquated systems stifle any chance at opportunities that are presented in the retail market. Any firm decisions take months and dozens of meetings with little accomplished at the end. The simplest requests for changes and any process improvements require months of negotiations with multiple departments with very little accomplished for the effort expended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your managers, update systems to move products/processes quicker. Streamline meetings to get away from "American Meetings" and back to American Greetings.

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

    No-No to the Eco-Friendly

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    a supportive area supervisor, good training, and schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    The one thing I disliked most about working for AG was how much paper was being thrown away--by my hand. After major holidays like Christmas and Easter, there was always a heavy amount of cards still left to be sold. Instead of donating the cards, or sending them off to be either recycled or reused the following year, I was told by my supervisor that they all needed to go in the trash. After several years of this, I could no longer take the blatant disregard for environmental responsibility.

    I think it is safe to say if there was a method in place for excess cards, I would still be working with AG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do something about the amount of seasonal cards you send. Also, try more eco-friendly approaches to excess card disposal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Broad company with multiple opportunities to get around and see new things. Making an attempt to improve company culture.

    Cons

    Not a good company for older people or younger people outside the company. Insane level of politics. Just don't do it. Not worth your time.

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

    Drama workplace

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Easy work. There are good people to work with who have been there for years.

    Cons

    Hot inside building. Supervisors do not listen or help when there is a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers. Get the drama out of the workplace. Happy workers means more production.

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