American Greetings Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, people who care, great career opportunity

    Cons

    Too conservative in embracing change and risks involved with innovation

    Advice to Management

    Boost creativity and innovation to win the century


  2. Helpful (1)

    Consistency is key

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - American Greetings Contractor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - American Greetings Contractor in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours no micromanagement, to a point pay is decent some really sharp/talented co-workers everyone is likable for the most part great work/life balance easy commute, as long as you live on the west side

    Cons

    - management is severely inconsistent in it's practices and attitude - sometimes you will run across an extremely effective manager, and sometimes the polar opposite, it depends on who walks through the door that day - impractical deadlines bordering on the impossible if you don't manage them yourself and possess the forethought to start work on something before it comes to managements attention - there is very little information sharing between departments, no one plays for the same team at AG

    Advice to Management

    - promote communication between departments and teams within departments - recognize talent when you see it and work to cultivate that talent - properly train your managers to manage, and be consistent about it - recognize problem employees, work to correct their behavior, or fire them and replace them. There is way to much dead weight at American Greetings.


  3. PTO Warehouse Inventory Hyster Driver

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PTO-Power Truck Op in Afton, TN
    Former Employee - PTO-Power Truck Op in Afton, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees to work with. Laid back environment. People work as a team without haveing management shoving teamwork down your throat. It isn't required to work as a team but we did anyways.

    Cons

    Union Plant so the people who have been there for years don't do anything. The union allows employees that don't pull their weight to stay on without consequences. This is killing the business.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to properly train employees. Find a way to get rid of the employees that have been there for years that don't do anything. I understand if they are still doing the job but when they expect a newer employee to do their job as well as their own you are paying two people when you should be paying one. This is a major problem and needs to be corrected.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Communication, flexibility and support - Ability to schedule work around other commitments - great job for college students or second income

    Cons

    Would like more hours - weekly hours are subject to seasonality and shipments - Increase of assgnments to reach minimum 20 hours a week or better pay scale

    Advice to Management

    As indicated above


  6. Helpful (1)

    Working For AG

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Independent Working environment, received job assignment via company website Go do the work Very minimal contact with AG management after a brief training period Very flexible hours

    Cons

    Part Time positions only --- sometimes not enough hours though it is based on seasonal demand. Pay 8.00 an hour not the greatest sometimes considering mileage to drive to accounts

    Advice to Management

    Offer some full time positions i.e. 40 hrs The job is physically demanding, upping the pay scale a bit would be great. 12.00 would be a good wage to consider as the cost of fuel vs hours worked its a wash or break even


  7. Helpful (1)

    Merchandiser...Very convenient part time job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Fenton, MO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible, pretty easy job, work on your own, on your own time schedule Pay is OK, Great for a second part time job. Yearly raises. Very nice managers and supervisors

    Cons

    Not very many cons at all, other than the occasional Inventory at 6 AM , and there is not much room to move up with in the company.


  8. eh, pays the bills.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Eh, it pays the bills.

    Cons

    Moral is very low here.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the little man.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good to pay just phone bill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    $11.00 per hour. Merchandising experience. Flexible schedule. visual display. Work with out being supervised. Meet mew people.

    Cons

    Computer can give you issues. Lack of hours. Unreliable hours. Need computer and phone or house phone. Needs car for more stores. Travel.

    Advice to Management

    more hours. More stores.


  10. Good place to work

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

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Good culture and support of the arts, a gallery to show and sell your work, nice amenities and a big cafeteria.

    Cons

    the company has frequent corporate reorganizations which result in many people getting laid off which is unfortunate and creates unease.


  11. Former AS for AG

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

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, meeting and working with diverse employees and clients, strong corporate structure, company perks (company car/cell phone), relocation assistance

    Cons

    Outside of ASIT program, not strong continuous training for AS...some geographic territories are too large (300+ accounts)...not all territories are the same, may take over territory that has major issues but only have a limited amount of time to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure every new AS goes through the ASIT program



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