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American Greetings Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, you're are able to choose when you want to work" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Flexibility and work/life balance with little supervision" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hired on as part-time at 27 hours so I couldn't receive any benefits plan" (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "merchandiser"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    awesome, flexible hours, very convenient

    Cons

    no cons til this point, no bad issues


  2. "Good supplement income gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independent work, keeps you active , weekly pay

    Cons

    Low pay is the only con

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay

  3. "The real view"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy/no micromanaging and schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    You have to work at least 10-15 stores to make more than gas or light bill money. Have to dispose of unsold product without being allowed to have it marked down, basically throwing money away. No benefits for the people who put out the product much of which customers consider overpriced. Wear and tear on vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to thank your employees, esp the ones doing the field work(without benefits), how about a useful $10 gas card instead of a greeting card please? Also, please allow store merchants to mark down at least some of the unsold seasonal product instead of having the mdsrs just throw it out. I've had store employees appalled that we're actually throwing so much money away. I don't understand it either


  4. "A good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Benefits are excellent
    Employees are acknowledged for contributions
    Allow time for family situations

    Cons

    Company sold to Management Firm
    Different direction caused employee reduction


  5. "Poor Experience"

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    Former Employee - Design Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Design Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and a Starbucks inside.

    Cons

    Workplace culture was like a factory. Our trainer was our manager and he was neither patient nor good at relaying information. Sometimes his comments were genuinely insulting but the other employees would ignore it and pretend it wasn't an issue. Pretty early on we learned that if you ask too many questions you will look incompetent and be treated as such. Felt like a child in a strict boarding school.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly don't know where to start, the company is in a state of change and the overall feel is like humanity comes in second, like I was as valuable as a chair or trash bin.


  6. "It was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    All the workers were very motivating and fun.

    Cons

    The position was seasonal. Once volume was low you were laid of with no type of heads up


  7. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    You can Schedule your own hours

    Cons

    Pay increase is very low

  8. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Somewhat Flexible Schedule

    Able to work from home occasionally

    Cons

    Work Life Balance

    Field Compensation

    Advice to Management

    Better Compensation for Territory Sales Managers

    Acknowledgement of accomplishments/employees


  9. "Finance department; great CFO to work for"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Great team. Great atmosphere. Well respected.

    Cons

    This really is a great place to build a career

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of worst companies to work for."

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this job

    Cons

    Might be working on own, but when a supervisor has a big head and wants to get rid of you because you know more she does it's a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid Potts and Kunde. Worthless.