personal greeting vendor (Former Employee) – Lancaster, CA – August 11, 2016
I would arrive at stores. Check-in with manager for special directions. Check for new orders in stockroom,give the invoice to reciver. Stock new merchandise, pull order tickets. Clean department. Do seasonal inventories.
Part Time Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Grass Valley, CA – July 29, 2016
After one year on the job and never taking a day off I got my employee review it was a 98%. My manager then pushed a paper towards me with my raise on it... 20 cents bringing my pay to $10.20. My boss couldn't even say it out loud. I covered for numerous other merchandisers and did a great job , but 20 cents was a slap in the face.
Mercchandiser (Current Employee) – New Castle. PA – July 16, 2016
I have been able to prove not only to myself that I am an invaluable employee by getting the products out on a timely manner but also that I have the capability to speak with store personnel and arrange what is needed for product display.
This is a position where I work alone, however that gives me the extra boost to perform the proper tasks.
My supervisor is extremely friendly and allows us to work on our own standards, but is there if we need her.
PT Merchandiser/ Training revision specialist (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – July 14, 2016
On monday you go online to get your calls and hours. You also have activities assigned you must complete. You have 48 hours to follow an order into your account. You put out orders, straighten the account and do any activities due. As TRS I trained new hires and ran revisions. I also covered the accounts without merchandisers.
I learned how to work with store managers, Best Practices, setting new departments, building card displays and working with the computer, telxon and Motorola hand held devises.
There were 6 different managers over a 10 year period. There is little help from management. If there is something you have questions about you cannot get answers or help. They do not like when you take your mandatory breaks. They are always looking for ways to write you up and get rid of employees.
You work by yourself most of the time. On occasion you get to work with a group, which can be fun.
The hardest part of the job is trying to stay within you assigned hours. You have 48 hours to follow orders in accounts. If there are more than one order due in an account and you get one call you have to try splitting what time given or risk getting written up. You also have some computer work. They are not willing to pay you for the computer work. I was told no more than 5 minutes for marking an activity. Computer work consists of getting your hours and calls, checking and marking your activities, reading and writing emails to your manager and the call center and entering your time. You also have to keep up with chain room notifications. Also, if you have a hand held unitmore... they recall you get to take it to UPS or the Post Office without any compensation.
What I enjoyed the most was the friendly people I worked with. I also liked when we would get to work in groups. Sometimes we would travel out of town in groups for jobs also.less
Able to work around life events, usually
Low pay, no breaks, no compensation for computer or cell phone use
Engineering Secretary (Former Employee) – Osceola, AR – July 12, 2016
Worked on the JITL, loved it when I was off for the holiday with taking company convenience. Nice employee store to buy items and great price. Liked working the straight 8 hour shift with 30 minute break. Work was not hard but consistent.
Worker (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, OH – July 12, 2016
American Greetings is developing a habit of laying off its workers. I know that's the way it goes sometimes but its gotten out of hand. Most staff fear for their jobs especially with the upcoming move scheduled. Management clearly is not capable of handling this move. They have anti-union practices and are phasing out the living wage they paid to many employees. I'm putting them on par with companies like walmart. Why be a walmart when you can be a costco?
designer (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – July 6, 2016
When I worked there I was thrilled at first. I have to say the design teams are a group of fun and talented people. But......when it comes to managment watch your back. It never ceases to amaze me how badly they can treat you for no reason and get away with it. I went thru about 5 lay offs, within the first month they laid off like 30 people. Not a good indicator. Everyone was scared and is scared to lose thier job. The hardest part of the job was learning thier new system. It was daunting and as a designer it was defeating. You are no longer designing but you become and administrator instead. The perks are the creative kick offs if you are lucky to be picked. AG used to be a great place to work but it has gone done hil over the years becuase they don't get rid of the upper management. Sad.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Ottumwa, IA – June 25, 2016
I didn't have to have my income because my husband worked thank goodness. They would keep decreasing our hours but except the same results for their merchandising. I enjoyed the ability to make my own hours though.
Nesco Resource (Former Employee) – Danville, KY – June 11, 2016
When I first got out of high school I worked for Nesco Resource and work her for the summer. I made good hours and money and I didn't want to leave. I made a lot of friends here and loved how we worked as a teams and get things done on time. We did packaging and stood for hours, but it didn't matter to me because I enjoyed it a lot.
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – North Carolina – June 8, 2016
A good job if you work well on your own. Able to set your schedule based on the number of hours you are given each week. This job is ok for anyone who just wants to have something to do but there are no benefits or perks. Must be prepared to work holidays and weekends.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 6, 2016
Great people. Job can seem overwhelming at first, but once you get your own pace and system it becomes very easy. The most enjoyable part was that I was able to work on my own time at my own pace with little interference from management unless I requested it, or it was a new task that I needed assistance with. I was able to work independently and freely.
I was hired in March 2016 when the corporate direction was to hurry and complete the SAP conversion ASAP. In May, the management seemed shocked that hiring numerous contractors cost money and many had do go to save cash. Wish the company had some kind of intelligent overall plan. That would have left some room for the welfare of their contractors. I just feel used for no good purpose.