American Greetings Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2020

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3.3
59%
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58%
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American Greetings CEO Joe Arcuri
Joe Arcuri
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "The job allows you to have a flexible schedule so there's a great work/life balance(in 68 reviews)

  • "This position was flexible hours, so you could make your own schedule(in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of hiring/training new merchandisers(in 34 reviews)

  • "This is a great part time job for extra money for retirees (like me)(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Jack, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work on own time Work alone Paid travel time

    Cons

    Traveling long distances is a pain Instruction and diagram materials never delivered on time

  2. "No Longer Worth It"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Service Merchandiser in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work when convenient Not much thinking involved

    Cons

    Not enough hours given to complete work Working day before and after holidays ruins most holidays Low pay

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  3. COVID-19

    "COVID ended this position"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary/bonus. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of hiring/training new merchandisers. Company sold to an investment group and all they care about is the bottom line.

  4. "Steady work, honest people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Dependable work, trust worthy management

    Cons

    Too many layoffs Outsourced jobs to Mexico and China

  5. "Obsessed with cost cutting under private equity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Solely focused on cutting cost with no view to growth

  6. "Something doesn't feel right..."

    2.0
    Current Employee - Designer in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The building is very nice and accommodating, but more so than the staff.

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of work done, hours can be all over the place, sometimes squeezing 40+ hours out of us even though we're part time, only to have hours cut later in the fiscal year, lack of communication, no benefits, there is no room for growth. There is no reason to stay because they already have chosen who will move up and if it's not you, it's never going to be you. Basically waiting around to find a new job while the economy settles.

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  7. "Good Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Management is very helpful.

    Cons

    No Cons. Great company to work for.

  8. "Time has passed them by"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Leadership in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, nice building, can be fun

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, leadership not responding to market changes, “happiness, laughter and love” is the company focus but that focus never was extended to employees

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay with lots of work!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Elk Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I felt that my supervisor was "hands-off" & let me run my accounts the way I saw fit as long as they were profitable & happy. She was helpful during the holidays if I needed an extra hand or to vent. I considered her a friend, & I really liked her a lot until the end of my employment...

    Cons

    A couple of times during my employment with AG I was ripped off -- the first time my phone was stolen, the second time my wallet was stolen. Full disclosure: There is NO WHERE for a vendor to store their personal items like purses, wallets or phones. When I alerted my supervisor of my loss (especially when my wallet was stolen which included my driver's license, several credit cards which were compromised, etc.) I got no response or help whatsoever. I decided at that time that I'd had enough & sent in my resignation letter with 2 weeks notice so I could help find a replacement for my route. My supervisor called me a couple of days later saying that she "didn't read my resignation letter & wasn't aware I'd given 2 weeks notice", & terminated me as of the day I sent in my resignation email. Of course I would give 2 weeks notice -- I don't waste my time working for someone for 3 years & not give notice! So, basically AG severed ties with me without even reading my resignation letter!!! Needless to say, I was deeply disappointed that this company that I had given several years of service to decided to cut me off. I felt bad for not being able to wrap up loose ends & for not being able to say goodbye to the friends I had made at my accounts. It was disturbing, but perhaps it was prophetic since the greeting card industry is going down hard & fast.

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  10. "Organized and Thorough"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training, provide you with a tablet and scanner almost immediately, kind co-workers, assigned stores close to home

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than industry standard in my experience

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