Part-time Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Tuscaloosa, AL – May 20, 2017
This is a good job for part-timers. It's a laid back position where there is limited supervision, Basically, the job requires setting, restocking, and maintaining American Greetings products at assigned stores.There's really little interaction between the management/employees in the stores. I enjoyed it but it gets monotonous after awhile.
Work independently, set your own hours, no supervision
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Alternates – May 13, 2017
This job is very flexible and you learn how to work independently. There is no one holding your hand while you complete tasks, you are trusted to accomplish your goals on your own. It's a fun and flexible job and management is very kind.
Executive Secretary/Receptionist/Client Services (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – May 12, 2017
A typical day at work involved listening to a tape and typing three managers' correspondence and work-with reports. Another duty was to create holiday sales presentations on the computer to present to the sales reps in large meetings. I enjoyed working independently, yet near other administrative assistants. The company gives a matching 401k plan. The salary was average. The commute for me was very close. I worked there until the branch office gave all of the secretaries severance pay and they didn't use secretaries any longer because the management were using laptops by now. The company had several parties during the year. The hardest part of the job was being accurate and getting the projects done on time before the meetings.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Bourbonnais, IL – May 12, 2017
Flexible hours within a specified time range. Hours work change every week, so complete flexibility is required. I was required to work anywhere from 8 hours a week during slow periods, and 40 hours plus during peak periods. Company would not pay overtime.
I worked for this company as a part time merchandiser for 9 years. Not once was I ever offered any bit of advancement, even though I could do the job blind folded. I was actually told by my supervisor shortly before I quit that there would never be any advancement for me because I didn't have a degree. Unreal. The supervisors for American Greetings is completely useless. They tend to hire in fresh from college graduates whom have never done this job before, and put them in a management position. They don't have a clue about how the jobs actually run and work. Have fun trying to reach your supervisors. You can email them, and 90% of the time, they will not respond. Only time you hear from them is if they have a question, then you are expected for a prompt reply. Calling them will get you no where either.
The hours that are given per account are unreal and unrealistic. I was hired in being promised at least 30+ hours a week. Lucky if I would be scraping in 10-15 hours. By the time you take out the cost of travel, it just wouldn't pay. Their raises are mediocre, and laughable. A few cents raise a year, that's about it. New hires with no experience will come in making a few cents less than you.
The job itself is fairly easy and fun to do. When it comes down to it I enjoyed the job itself. I liked being able to work at my own pace, on days that I wanted to work. I didn't have to be stuck in the regular 9-5 routine. This job does require you to work the day before, and the day after a holiday, so planning vacations around the holidays doesn't happen. There are no incentives,more... or recognition for amazing work. They have Rose Awards, but all they are good for is "buying" things that should be AG supplied (AG pens, AG shirts, AG work bag) etc. You will spend your own money on work supplies since they never seem to come around to giving you the supplies needed.
This company used to be wonderful to work for a decade ago, but it has gone down hill over the years.less
Work at your own pace, set your own schedule, flexible hours, easy work
Low hours, low pay, lots of travel, no advancement, horrible management, outdated equipment
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Houghton, MI – May 5, 2017
This job was an excellent source of income that would allow me to work around my busy school schedule at the time. I learned the ins and outs of being a merchandiser for many different franchises around Houghton County in Michigan.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Kentucky – April 28, 2017
Must have the drive to work as you go on your own time and are very autonomous. Can choose to accept a lot or a little work depending on your schedule and needs. Holidays require more dedication. Can be relaxing or irritating depending on personality type.
Work when you decide to; see a lot of people; hours vary
Have to rely on stores/store managers to get what you need, can be harde
Package Handler/Sorter (Former Employee) – Osceola, AR – April 25, 2017
Has plenty jobs available, very safe and enjoyable workplace, excellent employees, very respectful and understanding managers, has plenty benefits for yourself and family members, and a fast pace environment.
Director (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 25, 2017
Friendly environment, good place to work. Company is focused on creating "Happiness, Laughter, and Love" and their culture reflects this focus - particularly within the Creative, Marketing, and Product Management sides of the business.
General Labor (Current Employee) – Osceola, AR – April 23, 2017
It is not all that bad, you just have to stay to yourself. It's too much drama that goes on out there. Supervisors don't try to help with a problem or situation that you have going on. They show too much favoritism!!!
forklift operator (Former Employee) – Osceola, AR – April 18, 2017
This was a great job. To want to get up and go do your job with the people you work with is a special gift. Being a power truck driver I was able to help keep the other workers with the materials they needed to complete their daily jobs.
Merchandiser duties in the Portsmouth, NH area (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, NH – April 17, 2017
Head to first store, do a walk through of the card racks and pull tickets for restocking. Go out back and bring whatever products in my inventory out to the floor and set them up. Record everything done, clean up and head to the next store. Sometimes up to 4 stores
Total freedom. work hours/days you want as long s it's within the individual stores policy.
Order Filler (Former Employee) – Danville, KY – April 14, 2017
favoritism You had to be family to advance. If you had family high up you could get away with breaking the rule. Management would break rules for some people and then fire someone else for doing the same thing.