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American Greetings Reviews

Updated March 28, 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. "Database Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company is a place where your qualifications can make a difference.
    Very good team and management.
    The company is on its way up with 400+ million $ it investment on IT Projects in the last 5 years.
    Good Paymaster.

    Cons

    Located in Cleveland which has bad winters.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working here because there is so much to learn and many different ways to move up within the company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints.


  3. "Great for Family life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great for Family life they work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is average, opportunities for advancement are limited.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Developer
    Former Employee - Creative Developer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I learned so much about myself and was challenge everyday to push myself, to think out of the box. One of the perks for working at AG as a creative you get to explore and bring something new in your illustrations, typography, graphics, and animation. My co-workers were so amazing and I became close friends with some of them. I was able to contribute my skills to other departments and participate in brainstorm.

    Cons

    Overall it's a great place to work, however there are A LOT of managers. There are some great managers that inspire their staff, but others are just coasting along and playing the corporate game. Some managers play favorites, even at the expense of other employees, sometimes belittling thoughts and concerns.

    Advice to Management

    take advantage of the minds of younger employees…they have a lot of fire and ideas and are the future of the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was one of the best experience I has thus far."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work on your schedule and time.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position at this time

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great people, okay company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved my manager. I loved the location in the mall and the customers. The products are outstanding. Nice discount. Great sales.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are few and the company does not pay well. They try to get by with as few employees as possible. They plan according to last year's numbers, but do not take into account whether it was a holiday or even the weather, which greatly effects mall attendance. Often the goals were completely unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your good and loyal employees. Offer affordable insurance. Give enough hours to make it worth keeping the job.


  8. "American greetings outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Osceola, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the tasks are easy to complete

    Cons

    when holidays come around its a little more challenging to complete the task


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the flexibility to get my job done during the week. The training is great and if there's ever a question, my Territory Lead was always there with an answer.

    Cons

    The plan-o-grams corporate send out are not always clear. They didn't always send enough product to complete the set the way it was designed. And for everyday product, restock for the vantage row is slow to come.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more hours to complete projects.


  10. "Strong, continuously growing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Assistant
    Former Employee - Management Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was very happy during my time working with the Papyrus brand and had a great manager. Leadership is supportive and I have been very impressed and inspired by many of the decisions made by upper management. Colleagues also make it a fun, creative environment. Management has been working really hard to maintain and grow talent, and there are managers that treat their employees with a great deal of respect and empathy. I was given ample opportunities to grow and take the lead on a number of different types of projects and was recognized for hard work.

    Cons

    Not many cons, but there are a couple of managers I would not recommend to a friend, if it's avoidable (otherwise, it's worth it to get in the door). There are also a few individuals that focus heavily on the negative and are not very careful about gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage a positive, growth-oriented culture, talk more about company values and continue to recognize and support your employees.


  11. "Brand Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Serious but fun at the same time

    Cons

    Old school in a new school world.

    Advice to Management

    Open the door



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