Enjoyable and positive work environment to really connect with customers
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Oakton, VA – September 13, 2013
Pros: lenient work schedule, great co-workers, appreciative and kind customers
Cons: healthcare (as heard from other employees), how management handled certain situations
A typical day at work is checking in merchandise, arranging displays and overstock of items, greeting and assisting customers constantly. I learned how to provide great customer service and really link in to the needs of customers and give them an experience that would make them want to return to the store. Management can be really great or really not-so – more... great depending on who you're communicating with and what topics it is relating to. My co-workers are great and I made a lot of great friends through out the years. The hardest part of my job was feeling confident around certain management because instead of helping us become better employees we might just be criticized and told we were wrong but not taught how to do things the right way. The most enjoyable part of my job was the relate-ability to the customers and being very easily knowledgeable about all of our merchandise. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Joplin, MO – December 10, 2013
Pros: employee discount 35%
Cons: no future advancement or raises
A typical day of work would be assisting customers find the product that they were looking for throughout the store as well as take down orders over the phone. I also restocked the shelves in the store and managed the cash registers and checked people out. I learned new skills in retail memorizing all of the sales and discounts so I could show the costumers – more... looking for discounted items. My co-workers were all good people and easy to get along with I haven't had any troubles with any of my co-workers since I've began working there four months ago. There is no real difficult part of this job. My most enjoyable part of my job is the people that I get to work with. – less
Merchandiser (Current Employee), Kansas City, MO – December 2, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Hallmark Cards. Being able to interact with the customers was always a highlight and sometimes very colorful. I worked with two different managers through Hallmark and the first one was just awesome while the second was not organized and was easily distracted from the business at hand. The co-workers were wonderful – more... to work with and very pleasant to be with. – less
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee), Troy, MO – November 26, 2013
Pros: great work environment
Cons: few hours
A typical day consisted of straightening greeting cards, receiving inventory, and sorting and stocking merchandise. I learned that a lot of people buy greeting cards all year long, not just at the holidays. Management and co-corkers were very helpful and patient. The hardest part of the job was determining where each individual card went. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job was helping the customers find the perfect card for their occasion. – less
The people are Hallmark's greatest asset. I am grateful for the 34 years of employment and friendships!
Field Retail Project Manager (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – November 26, 2013
Pros: good benefits. great people.
Cons: somewhat difficult to get quick decisions from higher management.
A typical day consisted of variety. No two days were ever the same in my most recent position. I spoke with contracted employees and retailers across the country. Flexibility was a must. I had an office at headquarters, as well as a home office, but spent much of my working hours at retail. Deadlines had to be met regardless of challenging scenarios. – more... Hallmark needed and expected their research information. I often had to adjust at the field level to make the preset deadlines. My co-workers were great. We worked well together and appreciated one another's strengths and weaknesses. Truly a team spirit that I will always value. The hardest part of the job for me was resolving issues across the country from my office in Kansas City. It was also the most rewarding part of the job. A high-five over the phone is a great feeling when we pulled off the impossible. Loved that part! – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Central Mall, Texarkana, Texas 75501 – November 22, 2013
Cons: cleaning and breaking boxes
Busy from beginning to ending How to assemble merchandise and label merchandise Unload merchandise Management was very friend to work with Co workers were willing to assist you if problems occur Stocking merchandise on higher level in the stock and assembling racks The most enjoyable to please the customers with items request and back orders arriving – more... on time. – less
Part Time Merchandiser at Walmart in Camden (Current Employee), Camden, South Carolina – November 21, 2013
Pros: working independently
Cons: not enough hours.
My service call starts with checking the inventory on the floor if any one item(s) needs to be refilled. I then go to receiving and pick up any new boxes and proceed to merchandise the product. I have no co-workers but try to have a good relationship with store's management. Hardest part of the job is obtaining permission to set up new products within – more... the store and keeping a good relationship with all levels of management helps. I enjoy my job because I like working independently and follow up consistently with my supervisor for ideas to improve the visibility of our stock. – less
Coordinator Assistant (Former Employee), Leavenworth, KS – November 19, 2013
Pros: lunch room, nurses station, and gift shop
There is nothing but good things to say about this company. I enjoyed working there everyday. I loved working with my co-workers and to show them direction if they need it. I feel as though this company has taught me how to interact with others and what is the best way to approch someone in a nice manner. The most enjoyable part of my job was working – more... with others and being able to help others if needed. The hardest part of the job was going to machine operator and let them know that there order has changed due to critical orders that need to go first. This causes the opereator to do a make ready and set up machine in a different matter.
The manager that I worked under was unbelivable. There was full trust in both.
Even though there were over 700 employees working at Hallmark at the time of my employment,everyone new names and areas where each worked. We were a family. I see them even now.
A clean area is a safe area. It was my position to make sure eveyone new the saftey policies and that area is to be cleaned daily. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – November 14, 2013
A typical day at Hallmark Cards Party Basket always started out busy. Between the Hallmark products such as cards and gifts, the two-story business sold items ranging from toys to party goods, to tourist apparel. Keeping up with the vast inventory while handling customer service and training new employees may seem stressful, but for me, it was fun. – more... I love hard work. – less