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American Greetings Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. Helpful (3)

    "Part Time Merchandiser, low pay, high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule during store open hours, ability to pick up more hours through subbing for someone else or store remodels,

    Cons

    Old product not disposed of, boxes of merchandise just sent automatically with no storage, too much work for minimal hours given, pay very low

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours for work required, give perks to PTMs for incredible monotonous job, get rid of old outdated product. Stop sending merchandise that is not ordered.


  2. "Greetings cards..."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back culture, can wear jeans everyday, not heavy workload

    Cons

    talk of "the family" aka the Weiss' that are head of the company-yet you never see them.

    Advice to Management

    better training


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Midwest, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours at times

    Cons

    They work you to death at the holidays
    No room for advancement
    You have to work every weekend if you service a Walmart.
    You can barely take a vacation. You have to find someone to take your place.
    The stores can be very hard to work with about placing product outside of the card department.
    They overwhelm you with merchandise at the holidays and expect you to do the work of two people with no help or support.

    Advice to Management

    Support the merchandisers that work so hard for you.
    Promote from within.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oakdale, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oakdale, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Ability to work independently.

    Cons

    Low pay, little involvement with co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Give merchandisers more feedback or ability to grow in their work.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    There are no pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, not enough time to do job, Management does not get back to you for help, Says flexible schedule but only for them not the Merchandiser. You can't take off unless you get someone to cover. Its says part time but they really want you to be there more then that. My experience was told I couldn't do this job with another when only promised 5 to 10 hrs a week. My experience was that it was like being on call and not have an idea of what hours you will be working from week to week. In order to take off would have to secure someone yourself to take over. There are more responsibilities then you would think for a minimum paying job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire pay, better training and ability to be flexible with merchandiser schedules also. Include all the responsibilities during interview. Don't tell part time merchandisers they are only promised 5 to 10 hrs a week and then tell them they can't get another job. Also don't tell them they can't leave for the weekend without approval from supervisor.


  7. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Independently, nice people, flexible. Work is easy for the most part. During busy times of the year you will be busy with your own accounts and helping others.

    Cons

    Really on your own. Minimal hours during time of the year. Technology I had was outdated. Dint work half of the time. This is the reason why I quit,


  8. "PT Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours. Some stores have music playing on their speakers as you work and I like that.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. They expect alot for not many hours, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe later.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "no future"

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule, fairly easy work besides climbing ladders and trying to get your boxes down from the stock room of whatever stores you are assigned to.

    Cons

    Pay, have to work the day after and before major holidays, including Christmas eve. Little help from management. No room for advancement. Yearly raise 25 cents. Hardly any hours.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, if you are getting 3-4 per week each store the gas money to get there and back makes it not even worth it.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "2 hours a week"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at American Greetings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with Limited supervision and set your own hours so long as you have it done by deadline

    Cons

    2 hours a week, seasonal cards you had to count every single card that did not sell throw ink on them to destroy them ridiculous amount of time wasted.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hours are hit or miss"

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    Former Employee - Core Merchandiser in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Core Merchandiser in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part you can choose your own hours. Work by yourself. Pick up hours by being on revision team.

    Cons

    Don't give you enough hours to complete activities by the end date. Can have anywhere from 2 hours to 30 hours around major holidays. Ex Christmas. Can have 10 small accts with an hour at each place.

    Advice to Management

    Favors to employees they like to give better accounts too. Calls you in to go to stores that aren't yours at last minute.


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