American Greetings

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Line Design Intern

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Former Intern - Line Design in Cleveland, OH
Former Intern - Line Design in Cleveland, OH

I worked at American Greetings as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Interns are exposed to the wonderful world of greeting cards, including the process from creation to retail placement, and the joys of waiting some 1 to 2 years for it to show up in a store.

Cons

It's a family owned/family run business. Unless your last name is Weiss, you can forget taking over one day. Your working days are filled with long, and often unnecessary meetings. They like to meet to meet. They're Hallmark's competitor, so there's also a bit of "we're number 2" attitude; they're content where they are in the eyes of the consumer but that may be because it's next to impossible to outshine Hallmark.

Advice to Management

Spend time getting to know the interns.

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  1. Not as organized as It should be, considering size of company.

    Former Employee - Territory Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Lead in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -flexible schedule (mostly)
    -interesting work
    -nice merchandiser training vids

    Cons

    -wasteful with product
    -high turnover in management
    -not great pay and hard rushed work

    Advice to Management

    -pay attention to who is working hard and realize that things can't always get done in the time given. Even by the best and fastest merchandisers. Improve on the training once someone is promoted. Don't just throw them into position and expect them to know everything.


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    Historically a rewarding experience with a lot of diverse experience but...

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ability to move between disciplines and learn/experience new skills. American Greetings does not limit you to your current discipline but will allow operations to move into finance, finance into sales etc.

    Cons

    Constant work force reduction eliminating career opportunities. Greeting Cards is a mature industry requiring the company to closely monitor costs and reduce. Most of those reductions come though head count reduction which has reached a level it has almost the best part of the company, the ability to move between jobs and gain experience.


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