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American Greetings Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • no longer accepting full time merchandisers (only part time) (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management not accessible or helpful when needed (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "UX analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, data focused design leads to quick decsion making and decreases time to market.

    Cons

    Accountability for final design work teeters between departments though the testing and experience are owned by ux.


  2. "Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supplemental income job where you can work at your own independent pace on your assignments giving to you. The work environment is friendly you get to meet wonderful people as you assist them as in store customer service while you work.

    Cons

    It is a good second job but don't quit your day job!

    Advice to Management

    Increased travel pay would be extremely nice!


  3. "Great job, if you don't want to be micro-managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechadiser in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Mechadiser in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and clear expectations

    Cons

    Not enough hours or advancement opportunities


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work hours assigned around current commitments. Extra hours can be obtained by helping teammates with a revision of store needed or if they have fallen behind. Seasonal help with another store can also add some hours.

    Cons

    In my case I have a TSM that chooses to micro-manage so she can make her numbers. She is not a people person but merely self absorbed on her own success. She doesn't support, mentor or respect us. She rules with intimidation and fear, always the 'let's talk and determine if this is the right job for you'. That is a threat and is creating a hostile environment - in my (and others) opinions she is a bully.

    Advice to Management

    District managers should be more aware of their people and how they treat the merchandisers. Perhaps there should be a little more flexibility on achievements for targets.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Marathon, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Marathon, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making my own schedule, resets of department, a very self motivating job

    Cons

    Not enough hours, travel alot


  7. "Enjoyable, Decent pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Machine Specialist in Osceola, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Specialist in Osceola, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very enjoyable, friendly work environment. Keeps you on your toes. Good pay and benefits, with many opportunity to move up, gives you something to strive for

    Cons

    Could use more training, 3rd shift starting on a Sunday night is a little strange, but you get used to it


  8. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Osceola, AR
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Osceola, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership cares about your success. They are helpful and take the time to mentor you rather than get angry when you fail.

    Cons

    Internal hiring is slow and hard to find. If a new position opens and you are not already aware of it, they will not make you aware.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Part-time merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good hourly pay

    Cons

    The management system with data is not efficient

    Advice to Management

    Do not rely on only numbers and data


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Independence, Self-Directed, Slightly easygoing, Weekends off.

    Cons

    1. More work than it initially seems, there's lots of little details and NOT MUCH TIME GIVEN TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING-depending on if you've got higher volume stores.
    2. Very old technology, scanners from the. 90's. You do have to work some holidays.
    3. Not a full-time benefitted position
    4. Not good with giving out raises, but they send you a birthday card each year and a work bag at Christmas time.
    5. Not enough training-no ones got any spare time it seems.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises, keep people who do a pretty good job happy. The job itself is ok, but it's just a job and not a career SO that's why people leave. You'd never be paid enough to live.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    I am currently a part time worker at American Greetings. I live the flexibility to set your own hours and that you work by yourself.

    Cons

    Very slow except when it's holiday time then the time is outrageous. The managers and district managers are not that great, when they meet you they talk real nice but they send you an email with a bad review.

    Advice to Management

    Get managers who know what they are doing and not just off the street.



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