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American Greetings Reviews

Updated October 9, 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 22 reviews)

  • "To many upper management employees making six figures, need to weed some out" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management! Work at your own pace, when you have time.

    Cons

    No cons for this job.loved it!

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!


  2. "A good way to get to know the company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They took a lot of time to show interns all sides of the company and organize fun group events.

    Cons

    I got little feedback from my manager and didn't feel very involved with my department.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the managers you give interns to are interested in engaging with them and helping them learn throughout the whole process, not just at performance evaluations.

  3. "Couldn't imagine working anywhere else"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Warm corporate culture, satisfying work, fun creative environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    Changes in management have created some unease


  4. "Metchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule , independent work, opportunity for numerous accounts

    Cons

    Not enough work hrs at accounts


  5. "Order Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Order Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Work, Great Building,

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted unless you have a sponsor.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees


  6. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment w/ lots of interesting and unique opportunities

    Cons

    No good/formal/solid system for performance reviews makes it hard to move forward


  7. "Part-time Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You set your own schedule when you want, most of the time. It's easy to work around another job, or a care-schedule.

    You take your breaks / lunch as you want. Like you can do 30 minute breaks and an hour lunch if desired.

    They've also changed the system by which we put in our time, and made it way easier to 'clock in' and 'clock out'. Love the new tablets, way better than the old Texlon devices.

    If you love straightening stuff, and putting things in order, this job really hits the ticket.

    You get to see what greeting cards really mean to people. They're like keepsakes to many folks, something tangible that they can hang onto for memories years later.

    Cons

    It's part time, and your hours go way down in summer.

    Pay is not great.

    It's hard to get help on something when you need it, and the Area Supervisors or Territory Leads seem to come and go quickly. Communication can be lacking sometimes.

    Having to work with store management to get your displays out, or get space for your displays. Being yelled at by the Walmart supervisors when you ask for space for the Xmas/Valentine Day space. I even had one store manager who kept bugging me about shrinking down the card department, even though I kept giving him the number of the person he needed to speak to about that, and reminding him I did NOT have the authority to do what he wanted.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if there was better pay, and if some stores were aware of the fact that displays are ordered by HQ, *not* the merchandiser, and that the vendors have HQ support.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you like independence"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very independent job ( you don’t have coworkers or boss in your face all day)
    Good pay
    You make great relations with different store managers. (Network)
    Paid travel time
    Pretty much take a lunch break at a time that’s convenient to you
    Once assigned a store you make up your own schedule

    Cons

    Lack of communication with boss
    Pay should be higher
    When bosses are in your store it no longer feels like your store the will mess up your system
    “Supervisors” who make up schedule (when no store is assigned) have favoritism with workers ( will work with their friend and or family member instead of hard working employees. They rather give more hours to their “people”


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Channel Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Channel Analyst in Westlake, OH

    I worked at American Greetings (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, flexible hours culture

    Cons

    Pay goes up relatively slowly

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, look for strategic optimal solutions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Mission/Product, Inept Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with. Flexibility in schedule. Product you can stand behind.

    Cons

    Health care not the greatest. Upper management plays favorites, there are integrity issues with certain people and politics/nepotism is rampant. The leadership isn't bold or transformative when they need to be to survive. Hard work and achievement isn't recognized, almost no career path but for the select few.


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