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American Greetings Reviews

Updated April 8, 2018
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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  • Pay isn't the best and it's only part time (in 21 reviews)

  • There are also no benefits or advancements (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    The flexibility is a great plus.

    Cons

    Some Holidays and weekends required.


  2. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, independent work environment, immediate satisfaction.

    Cons

    This is not a fluffy, easy, relaxed job environment. You are on a time limit, and need to be efficient, be able to lift boxes, be organized, and know how to be diplomatic when dealing with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees minimum wage and offer incentives financially for increases in sales and efficiency. Also, algorithms for hours given in high-volume stores need to be adjusted.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay but high flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to set your own hours is super important in some situations. This job has come in handy when I'm also taking care of my house and chauffeuring kids around for school and activities.

    Cons

    Considering my daughter gets paid more for sitting for 2 pre-teen girls than I do per hour, it's slightly embarrassing.


  4. "Merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and local, easy travel

    Cons

    No cons that I can see so far

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling, Good Training, Meet new people

    Cons

    Lots of lifting, bending, squatting, allocated time to complete tasks not sufficient, low pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job with very flexible hours and no supervisor breathing down your neck all day.

    Cons

    Unless you can get several stores to service, there are not many hours outside of holiday seasons. There are also no benefits or advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Update your software.


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and work for.

    Cons

    Benefits are extremely high and not that beneficial

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set your own schedule. I work on a great team. Like interacting with end user.

    Cons

    Some Territory Managers are inexperienced and run through employees like paper towels, costing the company tens of thousands of dollars. I have heard multiple former employees express complaints about time limits, unrealistic expectations, wasted product, and self important territory managers who forget the merchandisers are last person who touched the product before it hits the shelf.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink field operations. Your merchandiser operations structure is out dated with too many layers. Merchandisers are actually sales representative in every other industry. A good Field Manager knows that, a bad one goes through employees often.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work independently, & occasional travel.

    Cons

    Holiday Work, Poor training, N/A

    Advice to Management

    Work on better quality training


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Lake Wales, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Lake Wales, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making your own schedule and helping the customers

    Cons

    Management not enough hours to perform work

    Advice to Management

    Give your manager attitude adjustment teach them people skills


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