Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

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Papyrus-Recycled Greetings Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, opportunity to try new ideas, great products

    Cons

    some financial difficulties - purchased by large compeitior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Worst company ever

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Keyholder in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Keyholder in New York, NY

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discounts. Flexibility with work hours. Excellent greeting cards, nice gift sets, and gift wrapping paper.

    Cons

    Horrible part time hours. No room for job advancement. Too much favoritism. Upper management should stop treating their employees like garbage. Stop all the catty drama and leave the work place for work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No raises.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Moving from store to store.

    Cons

    Considerable negative feedback from supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider positive reinforcement. You catch more bees with honey than vinegar. If your regional manager is a sour, demanding ,unreasonable and negative manager don't do the same with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management Style. High level of stress inside the store.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

    Pros

    great locations around the city

    Cons

    Poor employee relations. High pressure to beat sales from last year.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career, but don't stay too long

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting projects, lots of young, ambitious co-workers. Casual environment.

    Cons

    Lowest possible pay, no merit increases, cost of living raises, or promotions. Extremely high workloads, minimum resources to do the work. Corporate red tape makes difficult jobs even harder than they need to be. Very little regard for work/life balance. Shortsighted management. Bottom line thinking. No ability to work offsite. Associates treated like children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide staff with opportunities to grow. Show trust and value to your employees. Share the benefits of the hard work with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company before AG's takeover...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Eclectic mix of independent artists create the product
    - Great downtown location that's easily accessible by el, train or bus
    - Unique product (the cards are truly a tier above Hallmark and American Greetings)

    Cons

    - The new executive team hire by AG took a very diverse and free spirited brand and tried to homogenize it. They also wanted to balance the playing field and hired their friends and former co-workers (who oddly all look and dress alike in a Stepford Wives quality)
    - The brand went away from it's core strategies of creating quality cards and tries too hard for young and edgy in a marketplace where young and edgy people don't buy cards

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

    Pros

    Location, flexibility, great products, nice environment to work in, people are nice

    Cons

    I do not have any real cons, other than train rates went up and my raise didn't cover that.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recycled Paper Greetings (division of American Greetings)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

    Pros

    -Downtown location makes for an easy commute for most people.
    -Benefits are fair
    -decent restaurants in the area for lunch

    Cons

    -Upper Management does not appreciate the talented people they inherited when American Greetings bought RPG.
    -New hires are favored and are "yes" men and women
    -Employees are treated like children and vastly under appreciated
    -Upper Management rules with a heavy hand that is often unreasonable and very condescending
    -Look at reviews under American Greetings for Recycled Paper Greetings. AG is the parent company and there is much to be found there.
    -Most employees are dissatisfied or too new to know what's really going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the talented people you have working for you. Treating them as unruly children will only work against you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work wish it still existed

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

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

    Pros

    Small community workforce that drove to excellence with customers and independent artists.

    Cons

    Due to takeover by American Greetings the company was lost, AG failed to understand that it was the employees that gave the competitive advantage and the ability of small company to run rings around it.

    Recommends
  11.  

    RPG

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

    I have been working at Papyrus-Recycled Greetings

    Pros

    Flexible hours, location is very convenient, great culture

    Cons

    A lot of change in the structure of the organization at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends

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