American Greetings Employee Reviews

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Stressful, but individual focused
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Ashland, KYSeptember 11, 2018
The job itself was stressful as it required autonomous activity without any direct involvement with supervisory staff, so that if your training wasn't up to par, you could be left with some difficult situations. Management could be contacted for help, but they were almost never on-hand, so assistance might be hours away.

That being said, you could chose your schedule daily, aside from peak holiday times. It only mattered that you showed up and worked, not what time of day you chose to do it.

Raises were every six months, and happened without interpersonal review. I was surprised by it when I checked my pay stubs for some unrelated paperwork.
Pros
Open schedule
Cons
No immediate supervisory support.
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2.0
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Morale almost always low
Designer (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJuly 9, 2018
Good compensation, work/life balance, and flexible hours. That's the good. Now for the bad. Upper management is fairly inept. Morale is usually low due to continuous layoffs and cutbacks. No one seems to know the mission statement because they are too busy being told to do data entry β€” rather than use their unique creative talents to drive actual salable product. Typical day was spent doing data entry, a task best relegated to non-creatives. Sadly, the beginning of the end was management instituting a slow, clunky, obnoxious data entry system β€” best suited for widgets β€” and they never owned up to their huge mistake.
Pros
Flexible schedule, decent compensation
Cons
Management
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Good place to work, but shut down local plant
Superviser (Current Employee) –  Danville, KYSeptember 23, 2018
Supported equipment and operators...training and maintenance. Had numerous training opportunities...CI, SMED, Training within industry, 5S, and others throughout my career. Had numerous travel opportunities to spec or test new equipment.
Local upper management very supportive, approachable and open to new ideas.
Plant was a union facility, so making changes was always a process...not always as easy as it should be.
Hardest part of job was discipline...most enjoyable was working with the people and new opportunities.
Pros
Work schedule, close to home, compensated well
Cons
Shut down local plant, now having to drive 1 hour
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Productive retail enviroment knowledge
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHMay 30, 2018
Plan previous the visit to each retail outlet, on the company provided tablet by checking the assignments and activities per weekly instruction. Schedule a plan to visit the multiple retail outlets. Accessing the project at hand when arriving to the store, along with scheduling the time needed to complete the task. Build the display according to the POG requirements.
The management depending on territory , was poorly organized and difficult to communicate with as well as little to no pay raises due to lack of organization.
Difficulty of the job as projects arrived at the store the retail outlet management would not allow placement.
I really enjoyed bringing cheer to people by helping them select the appropriate greeting card to suit their occasion.
Pros
Drive time pay, Tablet provided
Cons
downsizing company, low wages
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4.0
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Flexible job
Independent Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHOctober 29, 2018
American Greeting is a very flexible job. I average 2-20 hours per week depending what time of the year it is. December - May are the busy times of the year due to all the major holidays,,,while the summer months are very slow. It's not a hard just time consuming certain times of the year. You do have to have good communication skills because of having to talk with store management, American Greetings management, customers and other store employees.
Pros
Flexible Hours, easy job.
Cons
Low pay and no benefits for part time.
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Easy work with good pay, but with poor management and healthcare.
Production Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bardstown, KY 40004September 6, 2018
An easy place to work but with poor medical insurance available. Every day is about the same no good or bad. You get rotated on what machines you are on but the work is about the same. The work is easy. Management is poor most of the time. Could have made a lot more profits from the plant. And some people wondered why benefits were so poor, what comes around goes around. If the plant isn't making enough money off of the work you do to supplement higher benefits then you're not going to get them.
Pros
work easy, good pay
Cons
health care poor, incompetent employees, poor management
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Flexible work environment
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 17, 2019
I enjoy the workplace culture, like the flexibility of work schedule, offers great work/life balance and high level of job security. I have been with company for almost three years and I would refer a family/friend.
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Highly stressful during holidays, but fun
Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 14, 2018
If you have a great manager and good trainers then this job will be a breeze at understanding what to do. If you get larger stores Walmart/Target then be prepared to work especially during the holidays.
Pros
great management, fun environment (depending on your stores)
Cons
No enough hourly pay, small raises, not enough hours currently, stressful
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2.0
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Stressful with no work life balance.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHNovember 3, 2018
Unqualified management in place for many departments. No work life balance in order to get work done with cost cutting of headcount. Not the company it used to be now owned by CD&R. Executive management not able to add resources due to budget cuts, thus now the start of high turnover in 2018. Most employees frustrated. I see tears daily.
Pros
Crocker Park location
Cons
Too much workload for staffing available
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A very casual, creative working atmosphere
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHJuly 16, 2018
Each day was exciting and stimulating. Working with creative folks and seeing the results of their collaborations made each day an adventure.
As with most companies, management varied. For the most part I found myself with management who had the well being and advancement of their team members uppermost on their mind. There are always exceptions to that. American Greetings was a real family, recognizing the contributions of individuals.
Pros
Beautiful new building with many amenities. Working with people who enjoy what they do.
Cons
Questionable future of the company given the new owners.
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Great place to work
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Osceola, ARSeptember 24, 2018
I would recommend AG. It is a place that a young potential leader could go to develop. They have a great mix of management styles that allow for someone to further a leadership career.
Pros
Work Life Ballance
Cons
Location
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3.0
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Easy job just slow volume
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHDecember 8, 2018
Overall the job was fun, and I loved the new building. It’s seasonal but let me go due to low volume from my department. They only gave me a three day notice before letting me go. Some of the management was very childish and barely wanted to help when needed.
Cons
Short notice of letting go, no advancement for better opportunities
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3.0
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Fair employer, minimal hours available
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Ossipee, NHOctober 30, 2018
Very flexible job. Hours are minimal and job starts at just above minimum wage. Not much room for advancement and pay raises are not regular. Dress code is very simple and easy. Paid training. Working on holidays is required. No holiday pay. No benefits. No discounts. Minimal supervision, must be able to work independently
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Job is ideal for temporary or as a side job.
Part-time merchandiser (Current Employee) –  South CarolinaJuly 10, 2018
Overall, the job is nice because working independently. Unfortunately the team-work culture is only on paper as most merchandisers are not willing to support others. The pay is not based on your merits, and all your hard work will only benefit management.
Pros
Work independently.
Cons
Low pay, no room for advancement.
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4.0
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Good job
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, illinoisNovember 12, 2018
I enjoy working for AG and the benefits are very good. We are offered a company car and technology. Work life balance is sometimes an issue but overall it is nice to have a flexible schedule.
Pros
Company car
Cons
Work life
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2.0
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Both good and bad
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Washington StateDecember 5, 2018
I love the schedule of this job and that I get to work alone. I also enjoy how helpful they are with sick leaves and vacations. However they do not typically allow enough time on the schedule to complete the necessary tasks. Great coworkers. Managers are extremely helpful when asked for help. Good selection of stores like Safeway, Target, and Rite Aid. Good communication between merchandiser and upper management. Extra hours are available as well by volunteering for store revisions or picking up extra shifts that need to be covered.
They however have a very sad, poor and upsetting system for getting rid of unsold/unused product. They require everyone to toss all unsold/unused product directly into the trash no matter. I have had 6 shopping carts full of cards, party goods (plates, candles, balloons, cups, bags, stuffed animals, etc.) at one time that had to go directly into the trash. They do not allow for items to be donated nor even recycled.
Holiday work is mandatory.
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American Greetings a friendly but driven Company.
EDI Technical Specialist / Programmer (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHDecember 10, 2018
American Greetings is a friendly company. The supervision, for the most part, is very knowledgeable of the company direction. The fellow employees are a pleasure to work with, in and outside the department. American Greetings has a fair compensation strategy, may not be to industry standards but they at least seems to be fair. They reward those that are deserving and they give direction to those that need help. There is always something to do and when I left the work load was getting to be a bit heavier because of transitions within the division (many were offered early Retirement). There is a yearly company picnic that shows appreciation for the employees. For the holidays, within the IT department (and other departments) there are employee potluck lunches to also show appreciation.
Pros
Great Employee relations; benefits (401K match; multiple insurance plans; company yearly lunch)
Cons
Company partially sold; decreased staffing
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A great place to work!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHApril 16, 2018
AG has a great culture of innovation. Pay is fair, benefits aren't top of the line, but they are competitive. Great managers, great actual building to work in. Inspiring leadership. Product focus...lots of good things about AG. Mostly, the people that are bred here are collaborative, nice, and overall 'in it together.' There are a great mix of young and people toward the end of their career so there are lots of opportunities to learn and move up. Can't really say enough about the place...
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Culture
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Flexible
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHOctober 15, 2018
Flexible, Paid weekly, But no Holidays or no benefits. Year round job, Hard working job, must have time management.. Time allowed isnt enough to do job properly and right.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Hours allowed to work for the week wasnt reasonable time to job properly and right.
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Steer Clear From This Job!! Horrible, Just horrible!!
Order Filler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Danville, KYNovember 13, 2018
Favoritism, its all about who you know, raising production constantly with not enough work and machinery messing up, 2nd shift. Sometimes the coworkers, going out of business and trigger happy, so much for job security. Horrible....Just Horrible!!
Pros
Off weekends, when work is over, and hitting the parking lot.....
Cons
favoritism, its all about who you know, raising production constantly with not enough work and machinery messing up, 2nd shift. Sometimes the coworkers, going out of business and trigger happy, so job security
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