American Greetings

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Some managers better than others

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Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH

I have been working at American Greetings

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

Pros

The pay is good and there are some manages that are very good at what they do.
The onsight resturant is amazing!

Cons

Upper management is not understanding working families.
During their performance review process they have a policy that 10% of all employees are put on a performance improvement plan. It's pretty miserable working with that 10% who didn't get raises and don't understand why.
Hours are long and often the expectations are not realistic
Work in a silo, no communication or interaction between departments that should be working collaboratively.

Advice to Management

You offer tunition reimbursement to those seeking an MBA, however you are not creating an enviroment that is flexible to allow people to leave by 5 once a week if they are in class.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    i have no advice for management, they were great.

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