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
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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.  

    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 for 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
  2. 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The interactive division was a very energetic place, strong leadership, used to have much more independence

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, location limits future potential

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A very creative environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    In the store planning department you really felt like you were part of a team.

    Cons

    Upper management was our challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good part time flexible work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and accomodating. Good for mom with kids in schhol
    Decent hourly pay
    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Not enoughhours to make any "real" money
    Sometimes expect too much from employee - not enough hours to finish work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe spend a few days actually doing the work in the stores to get a realistic idea of how much we do and the amount of timit takes to keep stores looking good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Tons of potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, fun projects.

    Cons

    ever changing goals, out-dated facility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working for AGI

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    I was part of the Interactive division of American Greetings where the atmosphere and the people were really nice, feeling very much like a family.

    Cons

    After the management of AGI changed a few years ago, the energy changed too and the projects were less challenging. Even worse when AGI merged with the corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and open to new ideas and market trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    American Greetings

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, interesting content, fun coworkers! Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects outside of your role.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Procedures change frequently so you're always learning a new system or protocol, but bigger, more important issues take a long time to change. Some leadership changes need to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your pay scale to attract, and keep, top talent. Survey employees about manager satisfaction and then think hard about what they have to say and how things could be improved.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for, great co-workers, good place to get a wide range of experience

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, co-workers who are collaborative and a joy to work with, immediate supervisors/managers who are truly engaged and willing to give opportunities for development in keeping with my interests and professional goals. Excellent place to get a range of experience working on all kinds of projects.

    Cons

    They have gone through a number of layoffs over the last few years. The recent changes look promising that the company may be finding it's direction and structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the recent focus on more communication and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, flexible hours for a family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Norwalk, OH
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Norwalk, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work on your own schedule, most of the time

    Cons

    low pay, holidays can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use benchmark success for pay raises, not years of experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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