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American Greetings Reviews

Updated 3 August, 2014
Updated 3 August, 2014
200 Reviews

3.0
200 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
Zev Weiss
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Job Flexibility, Work Life balance, Lunches and organized events within the company (in 9 reviews)

  • flexible hours, on your own, and if you love organization then this is the place for that (in 10 reviews)


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

  • Lots of senior management promoting growth and innovation, but the business itself does neither (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Older company with weird values

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Artist  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Not much room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard for no pay especially during peak seasons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser

    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
  3.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Art Director  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Freelance Art Director in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    Fun projects, good opportunities, lots of work to be had. Co-workers were all professionals.

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale than many other companies I worked with.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    American Greetings

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Creative environment, interesting content, fun coworkers! Lots of opportunities to be involved in projects outside of your role.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Procedures change frequently so you're always learning a new system or protocol, but bigger, more important issues take a long time to change. Some leadership changes need to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your pay scale to attract, and keep, top talent. Survey employees about manager satisfaction and then think hard about what they have to say and how things could be improved.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Database Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    This company is a place where your qualifications can make a difference.
    Very good team and management.
    The company is on its way up with 400+ million $ it investment on IT Projects in the last 5 years.
    Good Paymaster.

    Cons

    Located in Cleveland which has bad winters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for, great co-workers, good place to get a wide range of experience

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, co-workers who are collaborative and a joy to work with, immediate supervisors/managers who are truly engaged and willing to give opportunities for development in keeping with my interests and professional goals. Excellent place to get a range of experience working on all kinds of projects.

    Cons

    They have gone through a number of layoffs over the last few years. The recent changes look promising that the company may be finding it's direction and structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the recent focus on more communication and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, friendly co-workers, energetic environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The products have dramatically improved over the past 5 years - from acquisitions and internal development.
    Co-workers are smart and friendly, and the generally enjoy what they are doing.
    The leadership is making an effort to listen and respond to employee concerns.
    The Weiss family believes so strongly in the prospects of the company that they recently took it private.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that now that the company structure is flatter and not growing a lot, there are fewer promotion opportunities. There have been recent efforts to increase cross-functional moves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on the action plans from the recent employee survey, and keep listening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a great time working with American Greetings. A lot of opportunity to grow as a artist.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Developer  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Creative Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow by working on different projects

    Cons

    Don't have anything to say regarding Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good job, flexible hours for a family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Norwalk, OH (US)
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Norwalk, OH (US)

    Pros

    work on your own schedule, most of the time

    Cons

    low pay, holidays can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use benchmark success for pay raises, not years of experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Victim of the 20+ year employment purge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

    Exposure to work with some really good knowledgeable people. Stable job environment if you are not ambitious.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Managers that are silo driven and not corporate driven. Employees with 20 years of company tenure are often purged due to pay scale and benefits. Some positions do not offer transferrable skill sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show loyalty to long-term proven employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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