American Greetings

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American Greetings Reviews

Updated 3 November, 2014
Updated 3 November, 2014
209 Reviews
3.0
209 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
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98 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Job Flexibility, Work Life balance, Lunches and organized events within the company (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, strong company values, well maintained benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of senior management promoting growth and innovation, but the business itself does neither (in 9 reviews)

  • Most upper management positions are held by individuals who have been with the company 20 (in 9 reviews)

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    Creative Developer

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    Former Employee - Creative Developer
    Former Employee - Creative Developer

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much about myself and was challenge everyday to push myself, to think out of the box. One of the perks for working at AG as a creative you get to explore and bring something new in your illustrations, typography, graphics, and animation. My co-workers were so amazing and I became close friends with some of them. I was able to contribute my skills to other departments and participate in brainstorm.

    Cons

    Overall it's a great place to work, however there are A LOT of managers. There are some great managers that inspire their staff, but others are just coasting along and playing the corporate game. Some managers play favorites, even at the expense of other employees, sometimes belittling thoughts and concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advantage of the minds of younger employees…they have a lot of fire and ideas and are the future of the company.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great for Family life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    Great for Family life they work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Salary is average, opportunities for advancement are limited.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company But Prepare To Be Assimilated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Greetings full-time

    Pros

    A lot of nice, talented people. Amazingly talented people. Competetive pay.

    Cons

    Creative management strategy is severely misguided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Creative: Focus on utilizing your people to the best of their abilities. Stop with the incessant data entry and let them do what they do best: make you money by being creative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    American Greetings

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people that I work with are the best part of the job. Great work hours. Work pretty much from 8-5 everyday with out much overtime.

    Cons

    They seem to always promote and put people in positions of authority that have no clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people in their current department if they are doing a good job. Don't move new people into positions of authority when they have no idea how a department works and then has to be trained by their subordinates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good part time flexible work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and accomodating. Good for mom with kids in schhol
    Decent hourly pay
    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Not enoughhours to make any "real" money
    Sometimes expect too much from employee - not enough hours to finish work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe spend a few days actually doing the work in the stores to get a realistic idea of how much we do and the amount of timit takes to keep stores looking good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    I love working here because there is so much to learn and many different ways to move up within the company.

    Cons

    I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I did not like if

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Novi, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Novi, MI (US)

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not many hours traing started out good

    Cons

    Terminated after asking for leave of absence for not checking email.transmitting system was outdated.very tough job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistent systems and training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay is too low for expectation level

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility within the the day, but days are dictated by holidays and orders. I had a great Area Supervisor

    Cons

    All of your holidays and the week preceding and week following are hard set deadlines. Resets make for long days. Large accounts require a lot of activities and a lot of wrangling with uncooperative big box store management, planograms for reset often need modification at the last minute making for longer resets. Still using old technology. Call Center has been outsourced. All PTM s are kept below 30 hours per week. Some have less than five hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your 7.50 start pay for PTMs with no benefits is not worth the effort it takes to maintain multiple and large accounts. The hours are not flexible enough to pair it with another job. Pay raises are meager. If you want to attract hard working, competent and self directed people you need to pay at least as well as fast food and big box store wages whose employees have way less responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    minimum wage /no respect/shorted on pay

    Current Employee - Merchandzer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandzer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the only real pro is that you get to set the times, days you work, except for required holiday service

    Cons

    low pay, will often not pay you for hours worked. treats employees with no respect, supervisors take credit for underlings ideas, no benefits of any kind for part timers, not even unpaid vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice to employees and ay them for hors worked

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard for no pay especially during peak seasons

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time

    Pros

    Usually pretty chill and co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    The pay, and those who have been with the company make very small increases for their annual raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they deserve, minimum wage is for the birds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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