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American Greetings CEO Zev Weiss
Zev Weiss
256 Ratings
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  • "Hired on as part-time at 27 hours so I couldn't receive any benefits plan(in 24 reviews)

  • "No benefits for the people who put out the product much of which customers consider overpriced(in 20 reviews)

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

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    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.

  2. "Fun job but hard work"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, caring supervisors, fun co-workers, uses creativity

    Cons

    The job can. E physically demanding and dirty at times. Number of hours fluctuated too much.

  3. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, good if you like to work alone, car and cell phone is provided

    Cons

    Too many changes internally and little understanding for sales staff in heavy chain areas.

  4. "Fun job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Completely flexible schedule, interesting work. Some creativity required.

    Cons

    Unrealistic time expectations for completing major tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink time budgeting for major tasks such as revisions and seasonal chageovers

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The job allows you to have a flexible schedule so there's a great work/life balance. Technology is also up-to-date so there are no issues when it comes to merchandising product. Managers are also extremely nice.

    Cons

    You can only work a set number of hours. If you go over you're told to cut down next time even though that might mean you won't be doing your job as good.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if things came with better instructions so set up and take down could be easier.

  6. "No credit for contributions given on a daily basis for over 30 years"

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    Former Employee - Unable to Answer in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Vacation, 10 paid holidays, in-house ATM, salary

    Cons

    Low morale, overload of work, poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Recognize a job well done

  7. "Over View"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The job is flexible and they have good training.

    Cons

    Low number of hours and location of stores.

  8. "Sell! Sell! Sell!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Create your own work hours.

    Cons

    Too focused on sales. Management was inconsistent with proceedures when it applied to sales task.

    Advice to Management

    Your pressure for sales numbers sucked the humanity out of management. It created an unhealthy work relationship and environment.

  9. "Good supplement income gig"

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      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

    • "The real view"

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      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

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