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Helpful (1)

show up and pick up a paycheck mentality

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Supervisor in Osceola, AR
Former Employee - Supervisor in Osceola, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The only game in town in the immediate area. Plantation atmosphere.

Cons

Not one minority supervisor in a company of 1,200 employees. Good ole boys.

Advice to Management

Hire a warehouse professional, not a bs artist.

Other Employee Reviews for American Greetings

  1. Pretty good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Very creative environment -Discounts on AG cards and products

    Cons

    -Limited opportunities for advancement -Salaries are below market


  2. Helpful (6)

    Was good, but things are going down-hill.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, mostly stable employer, Starbucks on site, card/gift shop on site. Overall the people are good to work with and you don't see too much in the way of personality conflicts. Mostly a low-stress work environment.

    Cons

    Health benefits don't pay for anything and the costs are outrageously high. Get on a spouse's plan if possible. The 401(k) is meh, and there's no company match. In Interactive, the marketing people are brain-dead -- they basically give away product at a steep loss and expect this tactic to build a loyal customer base. It didn't work the last time they tried it with Photoworks and it won't work this time. Management obviously does not learn from past failures. Projects are seldom completed on time and no-one is held accountable for delays. Projects always seem to be a response to something else (e.g., Apple's tablet app) and there's no real innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding managers in Interactive accountable for losses, missed deadlines, projects that get scoped down to meet a deadline, and high turnover. A lot of highly talented tech people have quit because they were overworked to meet unrealistic deadlines, under-compensated for their efforts, and lurched from one project to the next with no real sense of vision or purpose from the organization. And when it comes to Just Wink, you just don't get it. Want to see innovative, youth-oriented card sites? Study Someecards or Jib Jab. Stalker jokes, F-bombs and vulgarities in your cards? Trust me, nobody wants that and nobody thinks it's funny.


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