American Girl

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Very corporate environment with highly educated employees, mostly women. Great benefits!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Art Director in Middleton, WI
Current Employee - Art Director in Middleton, WI

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

Pros

Many great benefits including medical, dental, vision, pet insurance, unlimited sick time, half days on Friday year round, lots of paid Holiday time off - including the week between Christmas and New Years paid time off, 3 weeks vacation after 5 years, lots of drawings to will stuff, treat days, and a big bag of American Girl and Mattel toys around Christmas time. The company is very involved with their community and also encourages their employees to volunteer. Producing a wholesome quality product to better young girls, and an amazing line of books and magazines is something to be proud of. Highly educated employees (many are women) that are smart, passionate, and determined.

Cons

Having to sign documents restricting employees rights (i.e. confidentiality agreements, ridiculous amounts of training on workplace manners, extensive employee handbook, etc.). Not the most innovative company - spending too much on marketing and not enough on developing. Communication isn't always the best. The pay is about average for the Midwest. However, each department is very different from the next so each experience could be different as well.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

89 Other Employee Reviews for American Girl (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Very Sweet Fun Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great place for women of all ages and experience levels to get a nice, fun, well paying job.

    Cons

    Middle management lacks true experience managing people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the sales staff more throughly as you do the leads and management. Create a system for informing sales staff as they report each day of changes in product availability and procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at American Girl part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Organized, Fair, Care about Associates

    Cons

    Not much room for growth
    Sales goals can be very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers at the store should be responsible for selling, along with Associates.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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