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American Greetings Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • The starting pay for a part-time merchandiser isn't all that great (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out for lay offs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Part Time Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, very little work in summer

    Cons

    Low pay, duties that you are required to perform weekly cannot be completed in the amount of time they allot. You are not paid for the time you spend reporting your time, checking activities & schedule and reviewing the activities that you need to complete. They allow you to report up 15 minutes weekly to payroll for administrative time spent but only if you have have 15 minutes unused from your weekly hours. The also require you to perform "peak service" calls to certain stores the day(s) before a holiday. This mean you have to service a store for 1 hour and that's it. Your time spent going to and from the store is not paid, and the day before Mother's Day they require 2 peak calls, one in the AM and one in the PM. So they expect you to go to a store for one an hour, leave and then return in the afternoon for one hour to service the store. So its important to live very close to the stores you service or you could be spending more time commuting to and from a store than the actual time you spend in the store working.

    Advice to Management

    They should try doing the job themselves and see that their expectations are unrealistic.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's part time, where they tell you the number of hours your card account(s) gets, and you work those hours on your own schedule.

    Cons

    Management will not update you on information until the last minute. This company seems to change out territory leads often.

    Advice to Management

    Warnings would be nice, and listening to staff when they say they need assistance would also be good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "AG Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Moab, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with! Training is available online and in person. Territory manager is available and answers questions as needed. You work on your own. I like meeting local store managers and employees and feeling I am a part of the community I serve.
    Performance evaluations are provided , helpful and followed up with supportive improvement. Great swag..love my Tablet Bag!

    Cons

    Low pay. Not sure what the measured steps are to pay increases?

    Advice to Management

    Provide more efficient service with computer and tech questions. I have an Apple Tablet and have not been able to take the 201 trainings yet.


  7. "Decent place to work generally speaking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Company is engaging and friendly with the employees and a lot of flexibility is offered for the work environment

    Cons

    Company is located on the far west side so if you are live on that side of town it is awesome otherwise a burden and long travels

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly flexible hours, some nice co-worker, some nice manager

    Cons

    Continues bigger workload, less hours, some so called "know-it-all-bosses" with no clue

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more and pay the ones working hard and always perform under hours with a raise. Appreciated employees work even harder :)


  10. "Part Time Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Cards are beautiful and captivating, price levels for all families.

    Cons

    Looked at the top and they are living large paying themselves grand, that being said very poor pay for the amount of work and stress. Outdated scanners that did not work. Outdated system. Tons of wasted cards thrown out not recycled which really broke my heart.

    Advice to Management

    Make your company worth while it is a great product.


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