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American Greetings Reviews

Updated March 22, 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. "Part Time Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible, not very stressful compared to other retail jobs. If you enjoy organizing and cleaning you will probably like it. It's rewarding to work on the card department and make it look nice. Good for a retired or stay at home wife or mom that wants to get out of the house as there is not a whole lot of hours given to you

    Cons

    Not very many hours, doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of room to advance


  2. "Just like high-school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology.
    Reasonable development processes.
    Room to grow.
    Hack days.
    Monthly cookouts.
    Code reviews.

    Cons

    Very cliquish.
    Home-grown frameworks used instead of de-facto open-source frameworks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody well.


  3. "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Hours. Easy Work

    Cons

    Low Pay. Extensive travel time.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay for better workers.


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  5. "Finished Goods Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finished Goods Operator in Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Finished Goods Operator in Greeneville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great pay, working most of the year.

    Cons

    Workload, environment, . . .

    Advice to Management

    Consider implementing cross departmental teams involving associates, management and supervisor for entire facility. Among other strategies for improvement for all parties within the plant.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Part time Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy hiring process

    Cons

    Very few hours some weeks, other employees are unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    able to arrange schedule

     okay location

    okay commute

    unsure of flexibility

    availability uncertain

    Cons

    store availability hours
    set own hours
    location
    commute
    flexibility


  8. "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great for stay at home moms.

    Cons

    1st supervisor was great and stayed in touch with merchandisers through weekly emails. Current supervisor may not contact us for WEEKS, and she doesn't send us reports on how we're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Get district managers that are more interactive with employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Organization in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Field Sales Organization in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is great! They just built a new building and it is really cool.
    They have Starbucks on campus.

    Cons

    The hire from outside for promotions and they have a fast track management program. If you are not in that program you will not get promotions or it is very hard to move up. The fast track is hired in from college MBA programs.

    Advice to Management

    Quite hiring from outside to fill promotion able positions. Train employees to take hire positions. Health benefits suck.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Experience is dependent upon your team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people, good benefits, pay, plenty of resources for employees

    Cons

    Overall: Closed off, not a ton of collaboration, very little diversity (in terms of age, experience, race, etc.)
    Personal experience: Pigeonholed on my assignments, very little variety in assignments, inattentive management, would get far in a project, only have to get critique that should have happened months prior, forcing more time into a project.


  11. "A creative in a business world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Work/ life balance
    - New building that has all the latest amenities and great food
    - Many opportunities to further your education or take workshops
    - competitive pay

    Cons

    Preface: Review written by a creative working for the digital side of the company (not a card creator).
    - business professionals override any creative but AG call's itself a "creative company"
    - Promotions are based on who you know and not your talent.
    - it's an old school company with old school mentalities.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take some risk.
    Continue to work towards removing the silos that each department is in to create a more collaborative environment.



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