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American Greetings Reviews

Updated June 16, 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. "Event Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Demo Event Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Demo Event Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The short hours, flexibility, not hard work seems not stressful

    Cons

    very few hours, benefits, you on your own, no supervisor

    Advice to Management

    You need someone that is people person, honest, you can depend on team player and someone the is on time and take their job seriously


  2. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, good benefits, great new location and building

    Cons

    Silos, incompetent managers, too many layers of managers. Business model geared towards millennials is a waste of time - they don't stay long enough to learn the business.

    Advice to Management

    look at inventing is your tenured associates


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    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

    Company tries to live it's mission statement.

    Cons

    Some managers are great to work for and others are terrible. You will never know if your manager is terrible until you work for them.


  4. "Creativity is Fostered and Encouraged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many creative events and activities to keep associates engaged and constantly growing.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement


  5. "UX analyst"

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    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.


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

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    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


  7. "Associate Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, HSA, great people, beautiful building, Starbucks within, located at Crocker Park, very thoughtful and caring place to work, lots of collaboration

    Cons

    Not much career pathing, very traditional, lots of layers, many people who have worked in the company for a long time that aren't open to change, old systems


  8. "P/t merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with lots of autonomy. Good for those with strong sense of organization.

    Cons

    Work is much more complicated than at first glance. Detailed instructions not available on mobile device.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investment in technology upgrades and outreach to field workers for ideas.


  9. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Chino, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, working at different locations each day

    Cons

    minimum wage, must get your work done within the time allocated to you as there is no overtime


  10. "Great for moms with little kids"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling of your work week. Work by yourself not much interfacing with other American Greeting employees.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to support yourself and there are no benefits. If you don't like working by your self this could be a down fall. When you do work with others be ware of their comments becoming yours. Also, suggests are either not listened to or are presented as someone else's idea.

    Advice to Management

    I have seen a few opperitunties which have not lead to advancement unless you are a "yes" person.


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