American Greetings

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Not too bad.

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Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Denver, CO
Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Denver, CO

I worked at American Greetings

Pros

The hours are flexible. The job can be entertaining.

Cons

Poor communication and expectations with those who do not know what is actually going on in the stores.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Visit those who are in the trenches and and get a feel for the reality of how it works.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a paycheck.

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to get into because they are basically always hiring for something. You make your own schedule based on the calls you need to make each week, The company's employee website is a great resource for just about anything you might need to know.

    Cons

    Part time, very erratic hours. If you make more than minimum wage, you are very lucky. You are assigned to stores that could be anywhere in a territory. Good supervisors will try to keep you in a specific area, but not always. No real ability to advance to anything more than a minor promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a strangely run company. I could write several pages on the odd decisions headquarters seems to make. I can sum it up as this: the people making decisions are very very out of touch with the field.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    PRG - Where you're lucky to have a job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    This review is for the Papyrus-Recycled office located in Chicago, IL.

    Located downtown and close to public transportation
    Wonderful and interesting coworkers for the most part
    Great resources and people at WHQ in Cleveland
    Fun product and talented freelance artist.
    A few very good middle managers

    Cons

    In the past few years the culture of the company has completely changed. The schedule is not flexible at all, there is no regard for people's time, poor or no pay raises, and no diversity at all. The turn over rate is becoming higher and management seems only concerned with hiring people from Target or the trenches of Sears. This leaves little for innovation. The company is run by type A upper management lacking proper leadership skills and completely out of touch. Instead, they are more concerned with creating a sense of fear and then forcing the company into "fun" competitive games under their terms constantly. Also, those in charge do not know how to use or grow the talent they have and the talent they do have has one foot out the door always. For being in such a large city there is little to no diversity. It's shocking actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about menial stuff and look around you for a moment. Stop being passive, start treating people like adults. Look at how successful modern companies run a business because the way you're running it is old fashioned, out-dated, and stuffy. We are selling greeting cards, smiles, and humor. It should be a fun place to work not fear based and competitive. Do you want talented and loyal people to want to work here, or would you rather just have a high turn over rate and keep paying people less and less? You can still be corporate while maintaining a unique voice. Both upper and middle management need to stop being so passive. Middle management, the leadership skills are there, stop being so fearful of upper management and stick up for your employees. Their happiness and growth is vital to your success as a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
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