Hallmark Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Hallmark Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Don Hall Jr.
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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. Retail merchandiser

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    Hours are great for moms. I love that I can work independently.

    Cons

    Small amount of hours only a few days a week.


  2. Retail Merchandiser

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Glenpool, OK
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Glenpool, OK

    I worked at Hallmark part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Love working independently. Worked in a Walmart store. Enjoyed the flexible schedule. Really enjoyed my co worker.

    Cons

    To little time allowed for resets and managing front under stock and back room stock. Not enough hours allotted for big stores. Creating a stressful environment for TA's down to RA's.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing time allotments for daily task, resets, minor to major resets, arranging with store manager more permanent back stock space. Major resets need more time or one more person.


  3. Helpful (12)

    Struggling in the Digital Economy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. A quick review

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portage, MI

    I worked at Hallmark full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment, Awesome management on the individual store level

    Cons

    Disorganized at the Senior level


  6. Helpful (1)

    Systems Maintenance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Maintenance in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Maintenance in Enfield, CT

    I have been working at Hallmark

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

    Pros

    Family owned and the employee's care for each other. Your not just a number at this company. It's rare to have a general manager know your name.

    Cons

    The down side is that the company is shutting down on the east coast. There moving this operation out west.

    Advice to Management

    When the company is struggling to sell cards in this type of economy, cut back on some of the spending that has been going on. Maybe our jobs would still be here.


  7. Territory Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Hallmark

    Pros

    You were your own boss

    Cons

    Lots of traveling and lifting

    Advice to Management

    Make position full time


  8. sales associate

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hallmark

    Pros

    customer relationships and employee relationships. family like atmosphere

    Cons

    low pay and no room for growth


  9. Good company, needs to keep updating

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hallmark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Really loved the people I worked with, was more like working with friends in my department. Most of the VPs and executive level suite are great people, easy to work with and no major egos.

    Cons

    Processes were a little clunky and outdated. General feeling of fear and timidity because of market performance of products and campaigns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying new things and taking risks. Keep working to be more nimble and less cumbersome. Invest in the workspace and the people just as much as the product.


  10. Ups n Downs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestatee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestatee, GA

    I worked at Hallmark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can be a great environment depending on where you land within the company. They have great longevity with their employees for a reason. People enjoy working for a company with such an amazing reputation.

    Cons

    The reasons for the longevity are waning. They will go through changes like all retailers do from cycle to cycle.


  11. GREAT COMPANY FOR INTERNS!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hallmark

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

    Pros

    Flex time Great teachers Awesome atmosphere Great pay Cafe, Starbucks,stores, and medical center in house

    Cons

    Housing isn't provided, but a stipend is given on the first day



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