Hallmark Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
376 Reviews
3.2
376 Reviews
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Hallmark Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Hall Jr.
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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 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of opportunities for working part time or from home (in 18 reviews)

  • This position will always be part-time and low pay with no benefits (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience has been positive and I have learned a lot.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Hallmark part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy this job because of the flexible hours. There is always something to keep you busy. You stay self motivated and I enjoy solving and dealing with the challenge that may arise.

    Cons

    Sales need more reviewed so the store will receive more or less product especially during the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more communication about upcoming holidays and promos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, slow to change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hallmark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, good benefits, good work/life balance. Some excellent leaders in place. Great culture based on superior ethics.

    Cons

    Declining revenues, cost-cutting, downsizing, little opportunity for advancement. The company is slow to change old ways of thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More quickly adapt to the changing world, offer more innovative products to fill the need to meet consumers relationship needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Hallmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Since the company is franchised each location is run slightly differently. At the location I was at promotions came easily. The work was simple and very low stress. The hours were decent, since this particular location didn't stay open past 7pm.

    Cons

    Tedious at times. The work was very repetitive and monotonous.
    It was a good job to have while going to school.
    As with most retail jobs, working weekends and holidays was mandatory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Hallmark part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This was my first job, and it was wonderful. The manager took me in with open arms, and I was able to develop the skills required when looking for a job nowadays.

    Cons

    It basically goes from 0-100 really fast. It could be medium paced, but once the holiday season comes it becomes very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing! You're doing great and you're very flexible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My 31 years with Hallmark.

    Former Employee - Transporter Operator in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Transporter Operator in Liberty, MO

    I worked at Hallmark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, nice work environment, great benefits. The first 20 years were like working with family. Job advancement was good, I worked in several departments & was happy in every department I worked. I served as safety rep in a few departments also.

    Cons

    The worst thing about working for Hallmark Cards, Inc. my last 11 years was the feeling that my job was not secure from down-sizing & the closing of the east coast facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel like they mean something to the growth of a century old company instead of just being a number. And not be so willing to let go of quality employees.

  7.  

    Fantastic People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hallmark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, good work-life balance, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Tough to see a positive future. Company is shrinking quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the complexity. Too many "chefs in the kitchen", not enough accountable decision-makers. Not every decision needs to be discussed by so many directors and VPs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Everyday felt like going into a German prison camp

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in any other department for the company would have be a dream.

    Cons

    Because I work in the prison camp of the company we did not get to interact in the "Disney-isk" fell that the rest of the company got to experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent work for a student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    flex time
    good hours
    great peers to work with, very collaborative
    above minimum wage
    every day you know you're going to have a lot of work to do, but it's nice to know your hard work is paid off when customers are happy to find what they are looking for

    Cons

    customer base can be cranky when certain items become out of stock
    constant changes in management
    advancement opportunities are limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun work environment, difficult to advance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hallmark full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun coworkers, ok benefits. Very accommodating when it comes to work-life balance. The creative department is a hoot to be around. Convenient services offered to employees.

    Cons

    It is almost impossible to move around within the company. The work can become redundant and creativity is stifled at that point. Can be clique-ish.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It used to be a fun job.

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    The best thing is that you can make your own schedule. Little weekend work is required. There is some opportunity to work additional hours.

    Cons

    Expect to work a lot before and after all the big holidays. No benefits. Yearly pay raises are very small or none at all. Communication is often confusing. Many times my boss has told me to do things differently than stated in the instructions received. Now we are being told that going forward we must accept whatever stores or special projects our boss tells us. We have little to no input on where or when we will be able to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees in the field fairly. Also you need to upgrade the technology we work with. The new machines are annoying and half the time they don't work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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