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Maryann Birdsall
Member

CT
USA
32 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2004 :  04:54:21 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
does anyone here do merchandising work for them? Do they pay well?
I don't know if they are hiring but, I sent them an email anyway as
I have done merchandising for Hallmark in the past
Maryann

KristyC
Member

Birmingham, AL
USA
38 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2004 :  06:37:15 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I too would be interested. They are advertising here for a part of town I am interested in but before I commit I would like some feedback. Any input?

Kristy
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Russell C.
Member

USA
33 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2004 :  12:39:13 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Does anybody who currently work for them want to comment on their work experiences with them?
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.Howard_Alaska
Inactive

Eagle River, Alaska
USA
30 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2005 :  04:36:05 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've worked for them; they are responsible for the Magnavision line of reading glasses. They pay like clockwork and are reliable with sending paperwork and merchandise as expected. I wouldn't hesitate to take on work with this company.
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Jan24Fan
Member

GA
USA
11 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2005 :  4:29:21 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
They do not have the Magnivison glasses any more. That part was bought out by Foster Grant.

Janet
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Elizabeth_B
Valued Contributor

Fort Greely, AK
USA
139 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2005 :  4:52:54 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Well, I've seen requests for these but I can't remember where.

I notices that some national companies list their merchandiser jobs on their website. AG doesn't do this but Kelloggs as over 1700 merchandising jobs available on their website.


Elizabeth
MSPA Silver tlw34x
Fort Greely, Alaska. With trips to Ohio for work breaks.
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Russell C.
Member

USA
33 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2005 :  2:01:03 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure about the other ones, but as far as I know, American Greetings doesn't have a website that you can look at for jobs, or if they do.......they haven't informed me! They do have a website that you can actually look at their products and place orders, however and another one that you can take a look at your payroll. I saw an ad in my local paper and that's how I found out about the job. I've been working with them now for 5 months and really enjoy the job. The pay is really low so if you're looking to make a lot of money, this is not the job for you! You have to enjoy merchandising cards, balloons, and party goods. :)
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DeborahH
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BC
Canada
804 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2005 :  3:48:22 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have never heard of your payroll, is it up here in Canada? or again do you have a link for this one
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Pamela S
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Martinez, California
USA
92 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2005 :  5:47:41 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
another way to look for jobs from american greetings is to got to a website called "The hiring edge". they have there jobs listed through them.

Pamela
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PatriciaK
Valued Contributor

NJ
USA
119 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2005 :  7:22:22 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hiring Edge is for Hallmark employment.
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Val2121
Contributor

Denver, CO
USA
93 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2005 :  7:23:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
HI! I worked for American Greeting and loved it!!!
They were very strict about the # of hours you could put in,
whether you were done or not.....

The key was, you were to restock and straighten the entire
department (well, as much as possible......if you didn't finish,
you did it next time) within their timeframe. OR ELSE!

You MUST work the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.
NO EXCEPTIONS that I remember. I think every day immediately after a holiday was mandatory.

I think I was paid $6.00 per hour, but after I left, they raised
it to around $7.00. I'm not positive about that.
No problem EVER, receiving paycheck!
They had an automated system for payroll.

As for the job, I loved it! :) Good Luck!!!
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AshleyBS
Member

GA
USA
42 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2005 :  11:23:24 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
How do you apply to work for American Greetings?
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Val2121
Contributor

Denver, CO
USA
93 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2005 :  11:45:17 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Hi.....I got the Am Greet job by applying to a local
ad in a small newspaper. I think the gal who hired me
told me that they decided not to put ads in the major,
large city newspapers anymore.

I guess one way would be to go to your local store (Carlton Cards)
and ask them if they know how you could apply to be a merchandiser.
Maybe they could give you the name of their local contact.

Another possible way is to go to your nearby LARGE Merchandising store @ Customer Service & ask them if they have a way to contact the person. I would guess the info for the district manager would be in the VENDOR BOOK.

Another way would be to stalk the greeting card sections of area stores and hope you get lucky enough to be there when an Am Greet /
Carlton person is working.....I remember when I worked for them,
I had the contact info with me while I serviced the store.

GOOD LUCK! :)
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.Betty-Allen
Inactive

Indian River, MI
USA
13 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2005 :  3:19:52 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Go to WalMart or KMart service desk and ask for the Vendor Log. Don't act uncertain. They know what the vendor log is and will either point to it or hand it to you without asking any questions. Some other stores have logs, some don't, but these are big stores and there's lots of traffic handling those logs so no-one pays any attention.

Be prepared with paper & pen in hand when you arrive. The log will have tabbed pages for most of the vendors who come in the store. Just find the greeting card one and write down the contact information.

Someone suggested lurking. That's the way I found some of my best merchandising jobs. And don't hold out for the greeting card person only. Talk to the book merchandiser, or whatever other merchandiser you see. They are a really good network and often know which stores will soon be looking for someone new and how to get in touch with managers.

You can get stuck working for nothing if you aren't careful. Leave when it's time to leave. They will not pay any hours more than you are budgeted. I have known merchandisers to spend many hours per week for free. But AG must be OK, some of those people worked for them forever.

Betty in northern lower Michigan
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PattiCake51
Member

Cookeville, TN
USA
46 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2006 :  2:02:35 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have been working for Am Greetings since last May, right before Mother's Day. I enjoy it most of the time, even though the pay is not all that great.It is hard work after the Holiday. I have to take out all of the old cards and replace them with the new ones. I do get paid direct deposit, every week, which is a good thing.My supervisors are really nice.I only have 4 stores that I service right now, because I have several other jobs that I do also.
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Elaine87
Valued Contributor

WI
USA
219 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2006 :  4:25:08 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Do they hire their own merchandiser's or do they use another company? I work for Hallmark right now but after Feb.15th,I will no longer be because the store I work in switched companies.
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PattiCake51
Member

Cookeville, TN
USA
46 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2006 :  4:32:58 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
They hire their own merchandisers. I found mine by an ad in the local paper.
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Lana_R
Trainee

Missouri
USA
8 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2006 :  7:05:31 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have been hesitant to approach the card merchandisers at the local stores... I mean, aren't they already doing that job? why would they want to share that information?
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Elaine87
Valued Contributor

WI
USA
219 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2006 :  9:27:02 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Thanks Patticake51 I haven't seen any ads in my paper but I do know that another store in town has American Greetings so that person will more than likely get the job. I thought of applying anyway in case something comes up.
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PattiCake51
Member

Cookeville, TN
USA
46 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2006 :  05:27:38 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
We have several different merchandisers in my city. I have 4 stores right now that the former md didn't have time to handle them all. So they probably won't mind sharing.
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Elaine87
Valued Contributor

WI
USA
219 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2006 :  07:00:13 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I think I will just sign up online and see if anything comes out of it. I don't have anything to loose right? It's a small town and I can only think of 2 places AG is at. We have two dollar stores but I know they are not AG. Thanks Patticake51
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