Hallmark Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Hallmark Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Hall Jr.
Don Hall Jr.
229 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work & life balance - if with the right manager & department (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • I was a part-time associate After Christmas had finished (in 19 reviews)

  • Only part time jobs with no benefits (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Struggling in the Digital Economy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Director in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Editorial Director in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a chance to work for an esteemed company and one of the great American consumer brands. Hallmark offered excellent work/life balance, good pay, smart and creative co-workers, outstanding headquarter amenities and plenty of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Hallmark has struggled to adapt to the digital economy and its management has been unable to form and stick with a clear vision for the company. The company has lost a lot of its creative talent in recent years due to retirements and layoffs. Hallmark is also top-heavy with middle- and senior management who often seem more interested in protecting their political standing than helping to find solutions that will secure the company's future.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up your management structure and cut overhead by eliminating management positions that are superfluous and do not contribute to the bottom line. Empower what remains of your creative team to develop products and proprietary content that have decent margins and that consumers cannot find anywhere else.


  2. Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in North Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in North Plainfield, NJ

    I have been working at Hallmark (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Customers appreciate your recommendations. You get to make an impact on customers lives.

    Cons

    Very busy during all holidays


  3. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hallmark full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    A silo-ed work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to to minimize turnover better


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  5. Hallmark

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hallmark

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, nice managers, good company

    Cons

    There were no cons in this company


  6. Closing Manager

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    Former Employee - Closing Manager in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Closing Manager in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at Hallmark (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Family-like environment, always looking for opportunities for employees

    Cons

    sometimes you will work harder than paid


  7. Great job to help get through college!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    friendly environment. Manager is awesome

    Cons

    Backrooms may get messy if coworkers are not organized.


  8. Wish I were back there!

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    Former Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Hallmark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Enjoyable work! Variety of locations.

    Cons

    Some days can run into extended hours.
    Time input procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Put me back to work, please.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Get a big hatrack.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Graphic Designer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Graphic Designer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hallmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large creative community. Lots of perks/conveniences. Excellent people.

    Cons

    Small-minded at times. Lots of tracking down information. Bullheaded managers. Company in bad financial state means no significant bonuses, raises or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace digital and reach into new avenues to try different things. Listen to your employees, they have great ideas.


  10. Helpful (1)

    hallmark

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    The people who work at Hallmark are fantastic. The customers are great, love sharing stories with them.

    Cons

    The upper level management could do better to encourage employees to develop and grow into better sales people instead of demanding a certain number of sales from them per day.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Retail Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Hallmark part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good job for a mom with school aged kids. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work you do.



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