Hallmark Data Systems Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great company that puts employees above everything else

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Hallmark Data Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Freedom to grow. You can start on the bottom and one day end up leading Hallmark. - Management is very considerate of personal life - Ability to learn and try anything you can as long as you make sure required work is done - Location was recently renovated and it feels great; new hardware, furniture, meeting areas (and available to all employees, not just management)

    Cons

    Small company, therefore you might be the only expert in a specific field (better know your stuff!)


  2. Client Relationship Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hallmark Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Originally it was a family owned business. Everyone was friendly and worked as a team to get things done. Most employees were there 10+ years. So everyone was pretty familiar and treated each other like family for the most part. You can be promoted once you show the initiative to learn or do more. Was always known for great customer service to our clients. Great benefits and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Bought out by a large company that really is not for the employees. Was given double the work with no pay raise. Was also given a pay cut and no raise in the last 7 years. No longer a friendly environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your employees and the moral of the company. If the employees are not happy then your clients will suffer.


  3. Generally nice experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Skokie, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Hallmark Data Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are extremely nice. You can learn a lot from your work. Pace of work is not fast so take your time to finish the work well.

    Cons

    Not many young people working there yet. So if you are seeking a younger environment to work in, this might not be your ideal place.


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  5. Exciting to build something

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Hallmark Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hallmark Data Systems is going through a paradigm shift. What used to be just a subscription fulfillment company is now branching out to include a marketing database, email marketing and an easy-to-use form builder. In the past two years upper management has made it a point to grow Hallmark out to keep up with the times and to deliver state of the art solutions to integrate with the subscription fulfillment base. Senior management is involved with the teams and their doors are always open. As a younger employee it's been great to know that I have the ear and support of high-level members. Since the products are continually being built out, employees are encouraged to be innovative and strategically minded. There is a good mix of employees who have been with Hallmark for over 10 years, as well as newer employees who bring a different background to the table. Most of the time it allows for creative thinking focused around the client. Hallmark promotes a good work/life balance. The vacation and personal time is generous, and regular hours are observed. Many employees work more than 40 hours a week, but it's not frowned upon if you don't work 60.

    Cons

    The office is unfortunately not in the city, making it difficult for public transport and the office was converted from a warehouse, so it's not the most inspiring work space. Some employees who are more tenured are less eager about changes made to the company. The culture at Hallmark is a little vague.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay involved with the teams and reward employees based on merit.


  6. Great company, great opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Hallmark Data Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hallmark is a changing company with an excellent opportunity for growth. Work-life balance is major plus at Hallmark. Pay and benefits are above average. Management provides excellent leadership and is communicating more with employees on a daily basis. Additionally, the innovation and changing environment at Hallmark gives the company a strong team-oriented culture and makes for an overall positive environment to work in. Working at Hallmark is similar to a fun start-up culture, but with a stable long-term brand to back it up.

    Cons

    Hallmark services a changing industry. As the industry changes, Hallmark's business is impacted. These business impacts are certainly difficult, but the Hallmark team is responding to them pro-actively and positively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Keep moving fast and responding to customer needs. Keep hiring vibrant, committed employees to grow this company.


  7. Fantastic!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Hallmark Data Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employers, really cared about people

    Cons

    the wage was not great

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees a little more



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