American Greetings

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It pays to know someone in high places

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

I worked at American Greetings

Pros

You have a lot of independence. No one looks over your shoulder. There are some genuinely great managers and employees.

Cons

The business has taken a beating over the last 8-10 years and it seems like morale has fallen off a cliff. The senior management team is purely reactionary in an environment that calls for them to be more visionary. Middle and upper level management positions are primarily filled incestuously (friends promote friends) and often the people promoted are not remotely appropriate for their new position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the company private. Stop worrying about the whims of Wall Street. Remove all family members from daily business operations (except Zev). And be willing to take a risk. Do something really exciting and different. The talent is there, trust them.

Doesn't Recommend
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223 Other Employee Reviews for American Greetings (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    a fun work environment when their is work to do, sometimes slow.

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in High Point, NC

    I worked at American Greetings

    Pros

    i was promoted rather quickly. easy to learn most of your duties. management team was excellent. flexible work schedule if you need time off. annual vacation alotted to you.

    Cons

    low hours when not busy. time crawls when your to do list is done. secret shoppers can easily not be honest about their experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i have no advice for management, they were great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working a very physical job that provides only seasonal employment.

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greeneville, TN

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    It's one of the top paying factories in my county. We have a company paid union pension which makes retirement possible. Associates get along well and form strong bonds. In general the supervisors are good people and take up for their people.

    Cons

    Very skilled employees are laid off 3 to 4 months of the year, without insurance coverage when laid off. Almost no chance of promotion, regardless of skill or education. Entry level managers are usually friends and/or family of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at the people available on the floor before choosing supervisors.

    Approves of CEO
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