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American Greetings Reviews

Updated January 18, 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)

  • Since it is a part time job you receive no benefits (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun environment and great supervisors

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best and it's only part time


  2. "Part-Time Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooksville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooksville, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, set my own schedule, change schedule as needed

    Cons

    not steady, no overtime, it's retail in all the glory that is retail....

  3. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, people, pay for type of work

    Cons

    Not much, it's a call center you know what to expect


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandiser (Target & Five Below)"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule. Paid training. Physical movement (guess that could be a con as well for some). You can leave your work at work. Great for parents that need to adjust to school schedules of half days or volunteer time or bus runs as the schedule is really what you make it. I can work anytime from 8am until 10pm M-F 1-2 days a week as long as I get the job done.

    Cons

    This is a good job but you must be organized and good with communication or you will have a rough go of it. Hours are assigned at the start of each week - so you don't always know how many you will get - and if you need a certain amount that could be a problem on lighter weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Update the training - it is outdated with the tablets now in place.


  5. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Somewhat of a flexible schedule. Easy to learn the job quickly. Not overly challenging work. Great if you love organizing.

    Cons

    I never got officially trained for the position, yet I was expected to know the ins and outs of the job. I worked alongside other merchandisers and learned from them. However, there were differences in what each merchandiser taught, so I didn't know which way was the right way. I never knew when I was supposed to report in to work until very last minute. I also never knew how long each shift would take. This made it very hard to schedule other obligations, because of the uncertainty with this job. Overall, it was very unorganized and random.

    A lot of fellow employees at different locations I talked to absolutely loved the job and the flexibility to make their own schedule. I'm sure this is true for many other merchandisers. Unfortunately, I did not have the same experience.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers train new merchandisers so they know the right way to do things. Be more punctual about assigning when to work. Be more straightforward with how long the employee should expect to spend for each shift.


  6. "Flexible PT work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. If you enjoy fostering relationships with store personnel, being creative, and working hard, this can be a good job.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. You work too hard to be paid such a low rate. Support from management is non-existent. No backup or help/support when you need it. You are pretty much on your own.


  7. "Enjoy the work"

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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

    Flexible hours make this a great job

    Cons

    Would like to have a full-time opportunity

  8. "Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making my own schedule, didn't have a boss or other employers looking over my shoulder, getting together with other merchandisers to work on revisions, able to get a hold of higher ups if I had any questions.

    Cons

    Working by yourself, sometimes working with a stores manager or clerk can be tricky


  9. "Excellent experience working in top notch campus, interact with many different functions."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing world headquarters. Creative, collaborative environment across all functions. Great people throughout the organization. Opportunities to interact and present to senior executives. Cool product development and supply chain process to learn about!

    Cons

    Not enough communication from upper management. Lack of presence of C-suite executives. Opportunities for advancement tend to be very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Share more honest information more frequently with middle management staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Field Sales Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in Field Sales allows you to have a different experience every day: your nearest boss will most likely live in a different city or state, so you will have to have strong time management to perform well in this role. The company car, flexible work days, and ability to work outside a cubicle are the main perks of this position.

    Cons

    Working in retail can be tricky - your workload increases around the holidays, and you'll have to deal with store managers in major chains that don't like talking with vendors. It can be tricky to run a territory with part time employees - there's less loyalty, so you'll often have merchandisers quit during busy periods.

    Advice to Management

    While communication has recently improved between Corporate and Field Sales, there is still a big opportunity to connect these two entities. Currently, there are many different platforms a sales manager must consult to be aware of important notifications and changes, but there's not a common area to receive and transmit all of this information.


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