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"It pays to know someone in high places"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You have a lot of independence. No one looks over your shoulder. There are some genuinely great managers and employees.

Cons

The business has taken a beating over the last 8-10 years and it seems like morale has fallen off a cliff. The senior management team is purely reactionary in an environment that calls for them to be more visionary. Middle and upper level management positions are primarily filled incestuously (friends promote friends) and often the people promoted are not remotely appropriate for their new position.

Advice to Management

Take the company private. Stop worrying about the whims of Wall Street. Remove all family members from daily business operations (except Zev). And be willing to take a risk. Do something really exciting and different. The talent is there, trust them.

Other Employee Reviews for American Greetings

  1. "Working a very physical job that provides only seasonal employment."

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Greeneville, TN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's one of the top paying factories in my county. We have a company paid union pension which makes retirement possible. Associates get along well and form strong bonds. In general the supervisors are good people and take up for their people.

    Cons

    Very skilled employees are laid off 3 to 4 months of the year, without insurance coverage when laid off. Almost no chance of promotion, regardless of skill or education. Entry level managers are usually friends and/or family of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at the people available on the floor before choosing supervisors.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It should be so much better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    I work with so many great people. There are few place in northeast Ohio packed with so many great minds to collaborate with.

    Cons

    The downside is that as a subsidiary of a major public company, we have the politics of a major public company.

    Advice to Management

    Personal agendas and perceptions get in the way of real progress all too often. Assumptions about how ideas have been implemented in the past affect current perceptions too greatly without enough consideration of how the idea is being recast.

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