Hallmark

www.hallmark.com
Employer Engaged

Hallmark Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
440 Reviews
3.2
440 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Hallmark Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Hall Jr.
Don Hall Jr.
201 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very accommodating when it comes to work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I enjoy this job because of the flexible hours (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of opportunities for working part time or from home (in 19 reviews)

  • This position will always be part-time and low pay with no benefits (in 16 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Worked part time for the summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hallmark part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment! Nice coworkers. Great Discount!

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Not paid enough for the amount of work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not bad but not what I was looking for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Management & Analytics
    Former Intern - Business Management & Analytics

    I worked at Hallmark as an intern

    Pros

    -Good company culture and nice people
    -Interesting projects and assignments, at least in my division
    -Access to gym (not the nicest though), cafeteria (with many good options), substantial discount at in-house store

    Cons

    -Minimal training
    -Sometimes vague expectations until it comes time for a review, then they call out the things that you didn't do the way they wanted
    -Not the best environment for someone looking to work with a younger crowd. As a senior in college, I found it difficult to connect with most of the people there besides the other interns
    -Not many opportunities for advancement unless you work there for a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being a little more clear about what or how exactly you want a specific project done. If you don't tell me these things then it leads me to believe that you are flexible. Give feedback more often as well. When you only give feedback at the end-of-the-summer performance review, it doesn't let me know that your expectations weren't met and I can't help to solve that problem either.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people. Great benefits. Great managers. A wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Not enough parking spots for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise of employees makes them even better employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hallmark

    Pros

    Helping customers with personal times in their life

    Cons

    Doesn't care enough about its employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Csc Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Csc Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best part about working at Hallmark were my coworkers. The people in my department were amazing. Loved the employee discount. I worked at Crown Center the facility offered great perks.

    Cons

    I hated to see the shift from strong support for the independent gold crown stores to more focus on mass channels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is an awesome company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Creative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark

    Pros

    The people. Lots of different levels of artist, from creative assistant to Senior Designer.

    Cons

    The company is down-sizing so watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not look only at how much you will save on payroll. Your letting go a lot of talented people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrific brand.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hallmark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company values, fair compensation. Well known and respected brand.

    Cons

    Business is tough, the brand is losing relevance.
    Senior Leadership can lack humility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    IT Analyst II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hallmark

    Pros

    -The people are great
    -Benefits are solid
    -KC is is a great city with plenty to do

    Cons

    -It's tough to make a big difference in such a slow moving company
    -Many employees around you are long tenured people that have become dead weight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire more young people
    -Become leaner.
    -Don't be afraid to try new business opportunities

  10.  

    Designer-gift

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer IV in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Designer IV in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    Great place to work and people.

    Cons

    too many people to involve to a project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Identity crisis

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

    I have been working at Hallmark full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice staff at this location, strong card business, great customer base.

    Cons

    New upper management making changes and keeping stores in the dark, not enough merchandise to sell, no input from stores on customer preferences in geographical areas, increasing tasks and decreasing payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the users (stores) in your product decision making process. We are the eyes and ears of the brand!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Hallmark Photos

Entrance to the Hallmark located in Footholls Ranch, CA

+ Add Photo

Work at Hallmark? Share Your Experiences

Hallmark

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.