American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
203 Reviews
3.0
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I Love Working Here...

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Great company, would like to retire from here in 15 more years.

    Cons

    None. Greeting card industry is kind of slow growth right now due to Facebook, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So many creative peers!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Likeminded, creative peers, opportunity for collaboration.

    Cons

    Lack of nimbleness, difficulty connecting with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great job...love it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work when you want to/flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellanat part time job. Easy to work with

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    Former Employee - Merchandizer  in  Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandizer in Littleton, CO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You could basically work any hours you wanted as long as the job got done.

    Cons

    more work than initially hire for - I was hired to work approximately 6 hours a week it was closer to 30

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be accurate in how much time the job will take

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Independence. You manage your own schedule

    Cons

    Holiday hours can be tough.

  7.  

    A GREAT Company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Joplin, MO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    1.) Flexiable Schedule
    2.) You will learn the retail side of Merchandaising
    3.) Good Pay

    Cons

    1.) Must be available after EVERY MAJOR HOLIDAY
    2.) No Full Time Positions for Merchandaisers
    3.) Advancement opportunities are slim to none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is one AWESOME company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Brooklyn, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great (and Knowledgeable) Staff, Can wear Jeans, Open Source Code & Collaboration, Great Benefits, Starbucks, Break room (includes games & free soda), Need I say More?

    Cons

    Lack of Remote Working (not big on work from home), besides that...there are no downsides to this incredible company from the view I have of it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! I'd love to see some more workspace flexibillity, but that is it! Everything else about this company is far beyond amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very flexible hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    schedule meets your needs completely

    Cons

    no real room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    fantastic company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Producer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    This is a transparent company, with a positive and engaged attitude towards it's employees. I have found all of coworkers across departments to be excellent people to work with, and the teamwork and professionalism to be likewise present. This is also a highly creative and engaged group of people to work with. Individualism and creativity is encouraged. Diversity is encouraged: I see colleagues who are not afraid to hide their sexual orientation (gay), and are not penalized in their careers. I experience a strong multicultural corporate environment, in which differences are welcomed as a strength for the company. This is a company where you can create your job description by reaching towards your aspirations, interests, and strengths, and where you can find an effective work/life balance. I love it here.

    Cons

    its a tough company to get into. I worked there for nearly a year as a contractor, before getting brought on board as a full time employee. Others I have talked to have up to spent several years as contractors, before getting hired in house. On the other hand, the wait is worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job. keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 for 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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