Good work for part time job, but not anything fulfilling
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – April 1, 2018
Hallmark is a job you would like to work over the summer for money, easy enough work and relatively straightforward and not challenging. But it ends there, there really isn't much you do else than the day in and out, and advancement is somewhat unclear.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – July 20, 2018
It wasn't a steady income depended on when the stores had merchandise coming in and then you had to go to 3 different stores but the hours were limited and they wanted you to go fast and get to all three stores in a limited number of hours if the merchandise was a lot it came in a mess and we had to organize it before putting it out on the floor as well as putting together displays that were going to the floor. It wasn't very well set up for the allowed hours you were given and if you went over the hours you were not paid for you time but they expected you to have the stuff done.
Banner’s Hallmark company is in no way a career move, long-term job, or a place you would want a long-term job at. In the two years I worked there, we had four different managers at our location. I was promoted after my first year from a sales associate to a key holder, which brought all the extra responsibilities, but no extra money. All the managers and higher ups are white, which I personally do not see as a coincidence. Incapable managers were hired and were not trained, rather just thrown into the position and the sales associates just had to suffer through it. In conclusion, hallmark is a place for high school and college students, retirees, or people just looking to make some extra money. It is no way a smart career move and is no place for you if you are looking for a company where you can move up.
Nice place to work, on your own alot feels like you run your own business.
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Van Nuys, CA – July 19, 2018
Fun product to merchandise cards and party supplies. Relatively easy work once you get the hang of it. Was nice to work on your own traveling from different accounts in the stores you got paid mileage reimbursement.
Get to work solo most the time no supervisor hanging over you.
pay could have been better, can't support yourself on this.
Crossmark Retail Merchandising (Former Employee) – Mobile AL – July 18, 2018
Enjoy working with Hallmark, job is not hard and enjoy working with other Hallmark employees.Not many hours at times but overall a good company to work for. Hallmark employees work in various stores and work environments, each are a little different.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – July 18, 2018
Their computer system was so outdated and a lot of prices had to be entered manually. Sometimes the store was so slow there was nothing to do after cleaning, stocking and taking out trash. Very boring job. The manager was OK but one of the team leads was a pain to work with, she would go against every solution or idea you had to make the store run more efficiently. I couldn't take her attitude anymore so I left.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – KY – July 17, 2018
I loved this job. Absolutely loved it. The culture of the company, the people I worked with. I was in line to take over the store as the manager, however about 6 months into my tenure as the Assistant Manager, I was informed that the company would be laying off all Assistant Managers - nationwide. Talk about a slap in the face. I loved my manager, I loved my Keyholders and employees, but I dislike the company because I felt displaced. I was told I would be allowed to remain on as a keyholder but I was unable to accept the position because I needed more than just part-time pay to run my newlywed household.
Key Holder (Current Employee) – Kansas City, KS – July 17, 2018
Some of the friendliest coworkers I have ever had, as well as management. Fast paced considering location mixed with heavy foot traffic. Unfortunately, there's no moving up at this specific location. Part-time for all employee's except manager. Base pay for associates is decent, as well as the wage for Key Holders. Employee's shouldn't exceed over 20 hours a week, which sucks if you have rent to pay each month along with other bills. The only set backs I would say this job has is the glass ceiling and lack of hours. When fully employed hours decrease, but more help. Whereas with lack of employees the hours would increase but the scramble to fill shifts is strenuous. Great customer relations, some of the nicest people you will meet. Have to know who's a regular and who's in to really shop. Close quarters, stock room tends to get hectic when freight/shipment arrives. Both sites (#710 & #724) completely different day-to-day foot traffic. Lunch rush can get intense as well.
Friendly Coworkers/ Customers, fast-paced, great company, flexible hours
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – College Station, TX – July 17, 2018
I enjoyed working at hallmark. The people I worked with were very kind. I did not know much about Hallmark when I started working there but by the end I was comfortable with the merchandise and was performing tasks that of a manager.
Sales Associate -Shift Leader and Key Holder (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 16, 2018
My experience at Hallmark was fine. It was a good job to start off because it was relatively easy and stress free. In terms of the experience it really just depends on the owner and managers of your branch. In my case my manager was fine but when she retired the owner replaced her with a very inexperienced individual that made the job a lot more difficult.