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American Greetings Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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  • The starting pay for a part-time merchandiser isn't all that great (in 19 reviews)

  • Since it is a part time job you receive no benefits (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Some Perks but Overall Unreliable Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finisher in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Finisher in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, lots of room for creativity

    Cons

    The company as a whole practices poor time management- there is not enough communication between departments and between management. My position would go from no work and no pay for weeks on end, to sudden and intense busy seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Manage projects and time better- hire more full time employees as opposed to part time on call employees, who will leave shortly after training is complete for a better position


  2. "Poor outlook"

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    Former Employee - Merchant Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Merchant Analyst in Westlake, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product that makes you feel like you're doing something positive. Awesome new building with state of the art amenities like Starbucks, a full-service cafeteria, post office, etc. Great benefits like a fully vested 401k as soon as you start, with a 6% match. Tuition reimbursement and relocation as well. Work life balance and flexibility are high. Casual environment and dress code.

    Cons

    There is a major lack of formalized training, in combination with overcomplicated processes that require heavy training, leading to frequent issues that are a pain to deal with. There is no incentive to do your job well or go above and beyond. You may get raises or even small bonuses if your performance is exemplary, but low performers also receive raises and the disparity between rewards is minimal. If you do your job well, you get rewarded with more work. Sometimes, high performers are expected to do the work of their managers, without the promotion or the raise. Your career development comes secondary to what benefits your director. Morale is incredibly low with these types of internal issues combined with a rapidly declining industry and losing retailer partnerships frequently. Associates are challenged to see positive numbers but aren't given enough resources to even make a dent in the double digit declines we consistently see year over year.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to improve as a business, empower your employees and show them that they are valued and incentivized to do so. Employee turnover is high.

  3. "Goof for extra income"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule work at your pace

    Cons

    Low pay unrealistic expectations if the employees..backstabbing co workers who will mess up your stores

    Advice to Management

    Try being a merchandiser and see if it is realistic


  4. "Part time merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, independent work, fun helping customers

    Cons

    low pay for hard work

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Executive management out of touch with reality, treat employees poorly

    Advice to Management

    Focus on reality of employees


  6. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Nothing else to say here.

    Cons

    Poor Management and slow coworkers and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people


  7. "Better than nothing!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tucker, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making your own schedule is awesome and working by yourself majority of the time.

    Cons

    Low pay, at least $10.00 with experience should be a starting pay.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge, motivate and pay employees more .

  8. "Pt merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice peers, easy work

    Cons

    Physical work, low hourly wage,

    Advice to Management

    Higher hourly wage


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Contractor - Merchandiser in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Merchandiser in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and most of the members of store management you work with are happy to see you and easy to work with. If you're servicing the accounts in a responsible way they'll be easy to work with.

    Cons

    AG wouldn't schedule enough hours to get job done.
    Especially during busy seasons.
    There were also times that there was no product to stock so displays we're impossible to keep full

    Advice to Management

    Send logical quantities of merchandise so that merchandisers can keep your product displayed in an attractive way.
    Also, quit wasting your merchandiser's time by making them scan every single card that doesn't sell!!!!!
    Ridiculous waste of time!!


  10. "Merchant Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros in this role

    Cons

    Very mind numbing work. Very repetitive and boring

    Advice to Management

    Encourage associates to explore other areas


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