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American Greetings Reviews

Updated March 31, 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. "AG Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and creative, good culture and values

    Cons

    Short-sighted management and cutting corners to save a dime


  2. "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.


  3. "Fine old company, with some growing pain issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run, profitable, smart management and dedicated colleagues, and the mission is to make the world a more thoughtful and caring place.

    Cons

    Business units in silos, competing for resources. Lots of enterprise-wide change taking place. People fear layoffs. Maintaining profits by reducing costs is not a long-term solution.


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    "Great Company, Good salary and easy schedule"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) You can make your own schedule
    2) You get paid for traveling from store to store
    3) perfect for students
    4) Good salary.

    Cons

    1) The time given by the company is not enough compared to the amount of job.
    2) Stress

    Advice to Management

    Please give more times to the employees.


  6. "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


  7. "Outstanding leadership team - one of the best I've seen"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings as an intern

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging projects. Laid-back environment. Great rotational program

    Cons

    Departments seemed a little siloed at times. Opportunity to integrate more of the logistical operations to work closely together

    Advice to Management

    I had a great experience working at AG. Thanks for showing you care about the employees.


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Cheerful relaxing environment and is enjoyable to perform routine tasks. Good if you like organizing and cleaning merchandise. Usually located in a mall so it's warm and full of people if you enjoy socializing.

    Cons

    Sometimes very slow during summer spring and fall. During the holiday season it becomes very busy and the lines become very long and the amount of work doubles.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire too many people to work on days it is not necessary and try not to put too little of people to work on the times when it is, please do not expect an employee to know how to do a task without first showing them how.


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