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  • 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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the people are awesome the pay is market driven and the products are something to be proud of

    Cons

    Management is out of touch, can only manage up and have not concept of how to treat people

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women. Pay attention to the ideas below the manager level, get rid of some of the useless VPs and EDs and empower people to take risks; people are waiting to be laid off. Get in front of that.


  2. Helpful (3)

    All employees and management are friendly and professional, but the importance of a merchandiser is overlooked.

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexability. For the most part, you can pick and choose the day and time you go into an account as long as activities are completed by the deadline. Working independently. Minimal creative freedom. At times being asked to come into HQ for testing or studies is a nice change of pace.

    Cons

    Management was not able to offer any advice on advancement opportunities. Simply was told to check the website for openings, which has never listed jobs requiring merchandising experience or requiring less than a bachelors degree. There is very little to no salary increases. I've had one salary increase in 2 years and still under $8 an hour. Also, there's not possible way to increase hours to 30 or 40 hrs a week, ever. The week after a holiday may yield a 40 hr week if you have 5 or 6 stores to service, due to changeovers. The following week may only yield 10 hrs for all accounts. The schedule for the week is given 1 day before the beginning of the week, not ideal for planning purposes.

    Advice to Management

    The responsibilities and accuracy required by a merchandiser to adhere to AG protocols and activity specifications does not even nearly commensurate the pay. Allow for mistakes, not meeting deadlines, going over hours, etc... OR increase pay! It gets annoying, to the point of being humorous, to hear Team Leads and Supervisors discussing where improvements need to be made to account metrics, but have no concrete answer on raises or career advancement. All this for a paycheck that can't even buy a week of groceries for a household of 4 people. Please take the hard work and accuracy of your merchandiser more seriously


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