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"All employees and management are friendly and professional, but the importance of a merchandiser is overlooked."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The flexability. For the most part, you can pick and choose the day and time you go into an account as long as activities are completed by the deadline. Working independently. Minimal creative freedom. At times being asked to come into HQ for testing or studies is a nice change of pace.

Cons

Management was not able to offer any advice on advancement opportunities. Simply was told to check the website for openings, which has never listed jobs requiring merchandising experience or requiring less than a bachelors degree. There is very little to no salary increases. I've had one salary increase in 2 years and still under $8 an hour. Also, there's not possible way to increase hours to 30 or 40 hrs a week, ever. The week after a holiday may yield a 40 hr week if you have 5 or 6 stores to service, due to changeovers. The following week may only yield 10 hrs for all accounts. The schedule for the week is given 1 day before the beginning of the week, not ideal for planning purposes.

Advice to Management

The responsibilities and accuracy required by a merchandiser to adhere to AG protocols and activity specifications does not even nearly commensurate the pay. Allow for mistakes, not meeting deadlines, going over hours, etc... OR increase pay! It gets annoying, to the point of being humorous, to hear Team Leads and Supervisors discussing where improvements need to be made to account metrics, but have no concrete answer on raises or career advancement. All this for a paycheck that can't even buy a week of groceries for a household of 4 people. Please take the hard work and accuracy of your merchandiser more seriously

Other Employee Reviews for American Greetings

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I was treated fairly and AG was a great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition for accomplishments and goals reached from upper management and department heads. Excellent benefits package and a fair salary for a National Account Manager.

    Cons

    Slow to move on decision making relating to account management and sales related activities. Layoffs were always a concern toward the end of fiscal year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more like family and less like a number, lose to GE mentality of cutting the bottom 10% each year.


  2. "What you would expect from a factory job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, KY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Benefits
    Amount of vacation time and time off is great
    Jobs are easy to learn and complete

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory, but employees aren't informed of overtime until the last minute and never know when it will end.
    Management is more concerned about the job than the people.
    Management will modify rules for employees with higher seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as equals. Be more flexible or rid the handbook of antiquated rules. Work ethic should mean more to the company than seniority dates.


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