American Greetings

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American Greetings...job of absolute last resort

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Former Employee - Creative Technical Specialist  in  Brooklyn, OH
Former Employee - Creative Technical Specialist in Brooklyn, OH

I worked at American Greetings

Pros

Higher than average pay. Seems to compensate for high turn over. Easy to get in when new to the work force. They hire just about anyone, often regardless of any ability in the position. Some people do enjoy the environment, so it seems that it can be a good fit for some.

Cons

The culture, management as a whole, or lack of it. Have known several people who took jobs there against my advice and were ready to leave within a couple months. I left voluntarily and the lay-offs have not stopped in all the time since I left. They hire and fire, hire and fire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to clearly communicate to employees. More of an open door policy.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Service is everything!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Family Oriented, Flexible, Respectful of their employees. Long-term goals are clearly laid out and explianed to all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Unknowing of several changes that will effect Salesforce in next 5 years...less focus on customer service and interaction and more on saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize Key Competitive Advantage over competition which is our Service workforce and stop trying to find ways to reduce it.

    No opinion of CEO
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    American Greetings needs to become more proactive and listen to its employees

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    Within headquarters, there are many opportunities to move around to different departments. If you prove yourself, and don't rock any departmental "boats", or upset any departmental heads, you shouldn't have a problem gaining experience and building your resume.

    Cons

    The systems are becoming increasingly outdated. In order to compete in business today, the employees need to have access to accurate information on a daily, if not real-time basis. This would also help to retain and attract talent. The people that talk a good game go further than they should. If you do good work, you need to hope that your boss is good enough to see it, if not, you better start blowing your own horn or get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the systems. Recognize that the profit margins of the greeting card industry and the overall market is declining and develop strategies to address this reality. HR has organized manditory courses aimed at encouraging managers to challenge and question direction, as well as developing other skills. This is good for the organization, but there are many, in senior levels within the organization that dislike subordinates challenging their views. So the talk is there, but the walk is not. Senior management needs to send the message that employees in the "trenches" can offer some of the best suggestions. Or, maybe they truly don't believe this? There are too many managers that are interested in defending their kingdom and not doing what's best for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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