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Updated 21 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    don't apply

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser

    I have been working at American Greetings

    Pros

    you have a bit of flexibility

    Cons

    not enough hours to buy one meal!

    Advice to Management

    keep changing supervisors, and get anonymous feedback on their work with employees

  2. Great creative opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to the greeting card business. Open and honest communication. Some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Benefits are so-so. Could stand to be a bit more technologically advanced.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology. Keep the creative staff happy with the right tools to do their jobs.

  3. Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Representative in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandising Representative in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Not micro-managed. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Better pay, more flexible hours.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Horrible company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only positives I can think of were the flexibility of the hours, as well as getting to see the beautiful cards. Some of the ladies I worked with were very nice.

    Cons

    I had to work so much off the clock it was unbelievable. They scheduled a tiny amount of hours for an exorbitant amount of work.
    The manager I had assigned to me was an inflexible and bitter woman.
    The pay was very low.

    The store managers were often hostile to me and didn't seem to appreciate the vendors at all.
    And there was so much more physical labor than I had expected.

  6. Overall a good place to work

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

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, very laid back place to work as long as you're working. You won't get fired unless you're trying too.

    Cons

    its difficult to get off of night shift once your there. The place could operate better with more employee involvement in decision making at the departmental level.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Extremely stressful but I had a great team that I supervised.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As an Area Supervisor, you are able to make your own schedule based on demands in your assigned territory. Company car that is provided to use for business as well as personal. Great experience gained with recruiting, hiring and creating client relationships.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a work-life balance if you are in a territory with high turn over. You are in a field management role so you only communicate with coworkers via email or phone call. It does get lonesome at times. You will bring work home.

    Advice to Management

    More benefits or perks for part time merchandisers. Without them there would be no AG.

  8. Ok for a second job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Vineland, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Vineland, NJ (US)

    I worked at American Greetings part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on your time, decent pay for part-time

    Cons

    Not enough hours to complete work sometimes, Every other week not enough hours to make it worth working. Sometimes 3 hours for that week. Lots of product that is old under cabinets as back stock. Some product takes forever to come in. Too much merchandise in some stores. No Health benefits

    Advice to Management

    Not to have Favoritism toward select employees, Get rid of old merchandise that doesn't sale.

  9. Helpful (3)

    This is one of the most unorganized and wasteful companies around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks. Can select the days to work.

    Cons

    Horrible management team. They tell you one way to do the work and then later retract those instructions and add new ones that rarely make any sense. After working a year I still do not know what I am paid per hour. I was told one thing but have not been able to compute the hours at the salary I was quoted. They enforce direct deposit and we do not get a stub to see what we are being paid. All store revisions are very unorganized. We throw away perfectly good products on a regular basis because they don't want to store the seasonal products instead of donation to a needy organization.

    Advice to Management

    Employees rarely hear any words of encouragement or any type of praise. We are always told what we do wrong but not ever praised for what we do right. Very low morale due to no positive feedback.

  10. Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the flexibility to get my job done during the week. The training is great and if there's ever a question, my Territory Lead was always there with an answer.

    Cons

    The plan-o-grams corporate send out are not always clear. They didn't always send enough product to complete the set the way it was designed. And for everyday product, restock for the vantage row is slow to come.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more hours to complete projects.

  11. Greetings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice environment, good people, somewhat flat organization, our department was far from the flagpole

    Cons

    the bosses up top have no idea how to keep up with technology or how to accept that someone working under them understands the world. Egos abound

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