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American Greetings Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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  • no longer accepting full time merchandisers (only part time) (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management not accessible or helpful when needed (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company tries to live it's mission statement.

    Cons

    Some managers are great to work for and others are terrible. You will never know if your manager is terrible until you work for them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's part time, where they tell you the number of hours your card account(s) gets, and you work those hours on your own schedule.

    Cons

    Management will not update you on information until the last minute. This company seems to change out territory leads often.

    Advice to Management

    Warnings would be nice, and listening to staff when they say they need assistance would also be good.


  3. "Decent place to work generally speaking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Company is engaging and friendly with the employees and a lot of flexibility is offered for the work environment

    Cons

    Company is located on the far west side so if you are live on that side of town it is awesome otherwise a burden and long travels


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with! Training is available online and in person. Territory manager is available and answers questions as needed. You work on your own. I like meeting local store managers and employees and feeling I am a part of the community I serve.
    Performance evaluations are provided , helpful and followed up with supportive improvement. Great swag..love my Tablet Bag!

    Cons

    Low pay. Not sure what the measured steps are to pay increases?

    Advice to Management

    Provide more efficient service with computer and tech questions. I have an Apple Tablet and have not been able to take the 201 trainings yet.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Good salary and easy schedule"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) You can make your own schedule
    2) You get paid for traveling from store to store
    3) perfect for students
    4) Good salary.

    Cons

    1) The time given by the company is not enough compared to the amount of job.
    2) Stress

    Advice to Management

    Please give more times to the employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad job"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly flexible hours, some nice co-worker, some nice manager

    Cons

    Continues bigger workload, less hours, some so called "know-it-all-bosses" with no clue

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more and pay the ones working hard and always perform under hours with a raise. Appreciated employees work even harder :)


  8. "Fine old company, with some growing pain issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run, profitable, smart management and dedicated colleagues, and the mission is to make the world a more thoughtful and caring place.

    Cons

    Business units in silos, competing for resources. Lots of enterprise-wide change taking place. People fear layoffs. Maintaining profits by reducing costs is not a long-term solution.


  9. "Creativity is Fostered and Encouraged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many creative events and activities to keep associates engaged and constantly growing.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Part Time Merchandiser, low pay, high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule during store open hours, ability to pick up more hours through subbing for someone else or store remodels,

    Cons

    Old product not disposed of, boxes of merchandise just sent automatically with no storage, too much work for minimal hours given, pay very low

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours for work required, give perks to PTMs for incredible monotonous job, get rid of old outdated product. Stop sending merchandise that is not ordered.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "TOUGH jOB"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ex-merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Ex-merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can kind of pick your own hours.

    Cons

    You have to work days before holiday and days after holiday. This puts a damper on your holidays, with no holiday pay or overtime, ever. You never know hours you will work until week of. You will never work over 30 hours, and 10 hours is more the average. It's very physical, especially around holidays. You are rewarded for you hard work, and it is many times very hard, with hand sanitizer, a date book, coupons to by company branded shirts. You are basically alone and never appreciated. Some of your stores will not be happy you sell their product, and resent the space your product takes up in their stores.

    Advice to Management

    More money, more respect.


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