Very fun place to work. Friendly staff and customers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – July 29, 2014
•Assisted in shipment for products •Ensured accuracy in activities. •Maintained neat warehouse. • Greeted all customers pleasantly. • Provided suggestion to customers. • Monitored inventory of all supplies.
I learned customer service skills and about hallmark products. Coworkers were the best I have ever worked with we saw each other as family no just coworkers. Hardest part of the job was during the busy holiday time. Most enjoyable part was seeing the customers happy.
Laurie Bauck - Territory Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO 64108 – December 30, 2016
you will not get any hours or pay working for them even with advancement you will struggle to make ends meet working for these people. good for a retired person or someone who is looking to supplement income. I would not even recommend this for students since they ask you to be available all the time to give you only 10 hours a week
Merchandiser/Sales (Current Employee) – St Clair , PA – November 13, 2016
I worked for Hallmark for a year. Traveling is ok because it is reimbursed, but as a helper learning everyone's likes and dislikes at each store isn't fun. What you think is good at one store isn't good at another even tough it is the same setup and merchandise. Training is really not good. You are left alone with freight todogure out on your own where it goes. Not willing to work with you if (and u will) have a second job. Favoritism, ignorant workers, miserable management are my negatives. Customers , holiday spirit , and self motivation with no one to bother you or talk the and waste the day away are my positives. This is a job for someone who may not need steady income, like a housewife. Just Remember management does not care about you. They care about what you can do to get them a bonus. (Which you will get any of) 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
Bad management. Cocky workers Training lasted 1-2 times
Customers are sweet, products are nice, can work at a good pace alone.
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Current Employee) – Fayetteville, GA – October 28, 2016
I have been an employee with Hallmark for almost 5 months now, and when I started working at the store the atmosphere was great, but since the arrival of a new manger, the atmosphere has greatly decreased. It has gotten to the point that not only have seasoned employees who were there during the time I started have since resigned, but loyal customers have began to refrain patronizing the location. The energy has left, and has made employees very fearful to work in an effective manner. The good thing about the job is when it's time to clock out and leave.
LEAD ASSOCIATE-KEYHOLDER (Former Employee) – Chicago Ridge, IL – January 23, 2017
Again, thoroughly enjoyed working in the Chicago Ridge Hallmark store. Loved the employees, customers and manager. Quickly learned the roll of lead associate with many responsibilities and having no previous experience with the cash register. For some unknown reason, was let go prior to Christmas rush. Manager felt it was taking too long to learn everything. Wrote it off as a personality conflict somewhere. Was a total shock and to this day still don't understand what truly went wrong. I did have problems with the cash register but was coming along, was a lot to learn and oftentimes the computer end of register was slow or locked up. Very frustrating, time consuming and lead to customers waiting. Not good. Great experience but bad result. Chalked it up to experience.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Lone Tree, CO – May 17, 2016
Not enough payroll. Example 2 people on to sell, make connections, organize and place out new cards based on a numerical system, process up to 50 boxes with fragile items inside. Pushing more cardboard boxes then you ever wished for.
Director of Activities (Current Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – October 25, 2016
Essentially the problems at this facility are due to a lack of general understanding from the management. The poor residents often have trips cancelled last minute due to double-booking appointments. It is a shame they do not focus on their residents needs more. Additionally there is a lot of cross contamination between departments. If they just allowed each department to handle their own responsibilities rather than ask other departments to, everything would run much smoother in my opinion.
ITS A JOB
UNDER PAYED, UNDER STAFFED, UNDER APPRECIATED & OVERWORKED
I loved working for Hallmark! It allowed me to work hours that fit my lifestyle. The job was fun and different! A typical day included going to my store early in the morning, pulling out any new stock from the back room and start unpacking new product. As I placed new product up, I would clean and straighten the cards along the way and ordering. During Holidays the work load is more, but also interesting! I learned in the process how to reset a store from bottom up. I enjoyed learning from my peers, which helped me along the journey. The hardest part would probably be when there is a revision or new installation. The days are long and hard, but rewarding!
i would go in and do merchandising work for hallmark and their products at a local walmart store. i would restock, reorder products, set up holiday displays while working with the different managers at the store and according to hallmarks planograms. I worked by myself i would recieve and checkin shipments and send products back to the company as well. I would scann products in and out, scant hem to find the right home for the item, and scan them to take them off the inventory at the end of season or scan out items that were damaged and throw the items away, I aslo keep the hallmarks area clean and ready to shop.
Market Development Manager (Former Employee) – Plainfield, IN but traveled USA and Puerto Rico – October 6, 2016
Typical work day was challenging and different each and every day. Everyone was great to work with and we always found ways to solve a major challenge. There were no issues only opportunities to resolve for the customer. I handled a great customer (Walgreens) and had an outstanding relationship with my client from top to bottom which made my job assignment one of the best jobs in Hallmark during my career.
Sr. Retail Store Designer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 8, 2016
I spent over 20 years with Hallmark as a designer in their Store Design/Store Planning studios. Each day, Hallmark offered new and exciting challenges for a designer. Our design staff prided themselves on being on the forefront of the retail store design field. With access to professional visual merchandisers and graphic designers, our proposals were highly polished and often ready for market. Management gave us leeway to design to our standards, rarely forcing their views into our solutions. Due to the nature of the retail market, Hallmark is always looking to grow beyond their current standards, and challenged us to improve upon our designs with each new project. My co-workers were well trained, enthusiastic and real team players.
Have all the resources a designer needs
Core business is challenged in today's retail environment
A typical day here consisted with answering phones, restocking product, handling customer relations and assisting with supervisory duties. I learned how integrity, dedication, commitment and the will to achieve new goals really impacts ones work ethic. My co-workers grew up with me along my journey. The hardest part of the job was leaving since I worked for the job for many years. This job is the back bone of who I am today. The most enjoyable part of this job is what I got out of it, which allows me to evaluate future endeavors.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fort Dodge, IA – December 4, 2016
Whenever I went into the store just to shop, the atmosphere was always so fun and positive, So when it came time to apply, I was so excited. I wasn't nervous. There is still so much to learn. The manager is always so upbeat. She makes time to train and learn about us and still smiles and compliments. She is a harsh taskmaster but that's what a good manager does.I love learning all of it. All of my co-workers are fabulous!
We are there for each other either personally or on the job.