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American Greetings Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "Retail Merchandizer"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Kingman, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Kingman, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love greeting cards because you buy them for someone other than yourself.

    Cons

    The holiday card cases are very heavy and difficult to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller shipping containers for merchandisers longevity.


  2. "LOVE AMERICAN GREETINGS!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great pay, ability to earn raises quickly

    Cons

    Can not service two large stores due to time restraints with changeovers.

  3. "General employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    company convenience. Get time off during the summer.

    Cons

    Not fulltime job for most. You have to take the summer off, find new job for the summer then go back


  4. "Not bad, for the area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary for the given area.
    Fixed schedule Monday - friday with occasional weekends with overtime]
    Overtime paid on the 8 hour day, instead of 40 hour week.

    Cons

    No "lunch" break. Only get 1 20 minute break.
    Requires a 4 year degree to move up, even if you show a capability to do the job over a brand new college student.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review of American Greetings Field Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Cullman, AL
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Cullman, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent pay, very good management,

    Cons

    No full time, warehouse is not very organized and leaves stuff out of boxes that merchandisers need to do our jobs correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Fix problems at the warehouse!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Company"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in East Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in East Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule and flexibility. Build your own workforce and team.

    Cons

    Upper Management has lost perspective of what made the company successful. Has gotten away from core customer to focus on customers that don't purchase our products.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics


  7. Helpful (2)

    "AG"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, autonomy, ability to set your own schedule

    Cons

    low wages, very demanding for a week or so and then work tapers off; seem to be losing accounts lately

    Advice to Management

    increase hourly pay for merchandisers

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I enjoy my work with the layouts and still working with store shoppers"

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    Current Employee - PT Retail Merchandiser in Lebanon, PA
    Current Employee - PT Retail Merchandiser in Lebanon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    100 percent guest interaction, freedom, work on my own

    Cons

    Low hours- low income, little room for elevation


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Get ready"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. The bloom has fallen off the rose.

    Cons

    No benefits, too much seasonal product, min hours. There's no future for what is essentially a paid hobby. Thanks to new ownership, people are being weeded out, cuts are happening left and right. I've lost several stores to lost accts and closures. Anyone not looking for another job is hoping the inevitable doesn't happen. Good luck with that because I know better. I've been through this before. Takeovers and new ownership mean loss, mainly to employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant Manager in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant Manager in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, some good policies around work/life balance

    Cons

    How flexible a job is really depends on the attitude of the department manager, rather than the nature of the job itself. Even though they're trying to make work/life balance a priority, there are still managers that are more concerned about how many hours you're at your desk vs your output and effectiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Shift from time/hourly focus for salaried employees to output based expectations for a more competitive work environment.


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