American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
216 Reviews
2.9
216 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
  • 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.  

    fantastic company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Great creative opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Not micro-managed. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Better pay, more flexible hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    Well maintained company with excellent employee incentives and developed internal structure.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Pretty good large company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy working for this company

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

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (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
  10.  

    A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (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
  11.  

    A very creative environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 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

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