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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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  • The starting pay for a part-time merchandiser isn't all that great (in 20 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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. "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

  3. "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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibile hours, lots of support via phone, efficient equipment to do the job ; tablt, scanner, supplies, instructions.

    Cons

    Low pay and little guidance on how to get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentives and/or clearer guidelines for merchandisers to obtain wage increases.


  7. "Good part time job"

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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

    Very flexible schedule. Can work any time of the day

    Cons

    Since it is a part time job you receive no benefits

  8. "I.S. Representative"

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    Current Employee - I S Representative in Osceola, AR
    Current Employee - I S Representative in Osceola, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Ability to work from home. Good work/life balance. Freedom to work with new technologies

    Cons

    The commute; most employees live in Jonesboro or Memphis which are 1 hour away. Supporting a lot of legacy applications (some written in Microsoft Access!). Unhappy coworkers really dampens the mood.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in trying to gauge employee morale. Have an open discussion that includes all employees, and work towards fixing the issues they may have.


  9. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Installer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Installer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team approach to merchandising and installation crews.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Hours are often uncertain due to shipping, store set-up, and delays.

    Advice to Management

    Good direct management. Helpful and understanding.


  10. "Great people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in a creative and collaborative environment with smart, talented people. Fun products to create with a company mission that is truly inspiring.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganization with senior leader resulting in changing priorities. Challenging to balance meeting the needs of consumers and the business.


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