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American Greetings Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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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. "Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Work Independently

    Cons

    Expectations of degree of commitment to job is large. Should not have to work multiple times 10 hours in one day with push back on how long it takes to do the job

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage employee expectations. Communicate what the company expects.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "American Greetings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make your own hours for the most part

    Cons

    A LOT of travel because those with seniority get the best locations even if you live in the merchandising area you're requesting, lack of overall care for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more observant of the needs of the employee


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser part time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Tracy, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Setting your own schedule. There are times that AG requires you to work unfortunately these were usually fall on holidays Christmas Eve valentine day.

    Cons

    Impossible workload with the time allotted
    Threatening management trying to intimidate you to work faster
    Working for free on your own time to complete required workload
    9cent raises per year
    Micromanaged constantly by people who are never in the store
    Unprofessional rude and childish manager
    Working holidays such as Christmas Eve
    Not being reimbursed for mileage
    Unhappy customers with American greeting product
    Constant turnover and turnaround of employees

    Advice to Management

    Get out into the field occasionally talk to people and listen to what they say


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  5. "Watch out for lay offs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to be creative.

    Cons

    They micro-manage every aspect of the work and review it to death.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lay off your longtime staff just to save money.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Part Time Merchandiser, low pay, high expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Greetings cards..."

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Area supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, gas, insurance all included
    Flexible schedule
    Bonus available
    Make your own schedule during the week
    Paid holidays

    Cons

    Terrible management at higher levels
    Unmanageable expectations
    Favoritism played by District managers


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Was an ok experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for individuals who are in school

    Cons

    Work load gets exrememly heavy during the holiday season

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing employess away


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