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American Greetings Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
205 Reviews
2.9
205 Reviews
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American Greetings CEO and Director Zev Weiss
Zev Weiss
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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  1. 1 person 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
  2.  

    A great experience working there although it ended very abrupt

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to learn, working on various projects and with different software ;
    - Great team and working environment;
    - Good communication with colleagues from different countries especially with the ones from headquarters.
    - Nice team buildings;

    Cons

    The company should be more open about the economical status especially when involving employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be more transparent about the events that will affect the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Art Director  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Freelance Art Director in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings as a contractor for more than a year

    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
  6.  

    I enjoyed working for AGI

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was part of the Interactive division of American Greetings where the atmosphere and the people were really nice, feeling very much like a family.

    Cons

    After the management of AGI changed a few years ago, the energy changed too and the projects were less challenging. Even worse when AGI merged with the corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and open to new ideas and market trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    NO hours!!!

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Everett, WA (US)
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Everett, WA (US)

    I have been working at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I found a few new friends on this job.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, hours suck.... as a merchandiser iv had weeks as low as 3 hours a week, on the flip side as also being a revision crew member i have been over worked start work at 6am get off work 19hrs later to then have to be back at work the next day all for the same crappie wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire supervisors that are competent, ones that care as much about the employees as they do them selves, someone who will take care of work hazards right away instead of 3 months later when they have been told by upper management to do something about it. all in all promotions should be given to someone deserving not just someone who is eager for more pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No, do not do it!!

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    Former Employee - Area Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment to a certain extent. Good, hardworking part time merchandisers.

    Cons

    Terrible values in the personnel department, employees are just numbers. Field sales just puts more on the Area Supervisors territory w/o regard to work loads. Chicago DM is a "real winner". It pays to be friendly with..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company as a business, lose the paranoia. Stop building false sales numbers through revisions.

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

    Not long term employee friendly.

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    Current Employee - Merchandisers  in  Worcester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandisers in Worcester, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility for mom with younger kids.

    Cons

    After 20yrs service, pretty much run out of company. Within 2mos, both accounts taken away, leaving me as extra for resets. Set up when I returned from a vacation. Does not like people who know what doesn't work and has been tried. Supervisors set themselves up to look good at the expense of accounts, manipulate the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your focus should be on what works best for the account,not the percentage of orders to calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Older company with weird values

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    Former Employee - Production Artist  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at American Greetings part-time for less than a year

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    American Greetings

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at American Greetings full-time for more than a year

    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

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