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"Pay is decent -- it's hard work but it's a job."

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Current Employee - Gen, Factory Worker in Danville, KY
Current Employee - Gen, Factory Worker in Danville, KY
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

One of the positive things about AG is the pay -- for the Danville area it's pretty decent. Another good aspect is that you are off on weekends, there are opportunities to go home without it counting against you (when work is slow) and there are seasonal opportunities for overtime. I also like that it may be a factory but it's an 8 hr. position. Other factories here all have 12 hr. shifts.

Cons

Management is mediocre -- they are very strict and claim they do not play favorites but there is clear nepitism in some cases. It is factory work -- I was hired in 2007 and can tell that it is wearing on my body. I do not know how much longer my body can keep up with the work. Another negative is that all new hires start on 2nd shift -- it isn't for everyone. I have a small child and I don't get a lot of family time because of the awkward shift.

Advice to Management

No advice for them -- it wouldn't matter what I said, they will still conduct themselves as they do currently.

Other Employee Reviews for American Greetings

  1. "Average"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Fair time off when it comes to family
    There are a lot of good people to learn from
    Starbucks on site

    Cons

    Hard to get senior management to change their thinking
    Often times egos get in the way of progress
    Management needs to allow more autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teams and don't over estimate your own ideas. Allow employees autonomy to make decisions and be accountable for their actions.


  2. "Was very happy here until the last couple of years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Merchant in Cleveland, OH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For the first time in a decade, a clear corporate strategy communicated to everyone.
    Challenging work keeps things interesting
    The people

    Cons

    Uncertainty about future location of headquarters is disturbing
    Management says they want to empower employees but still supports a very hierarchical approval process for most decisions
    Layoffs every year

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk
    Open up senior ranks to more women and minorities

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