Retail Associate (Current Employee) – GTA/Toronto Area – 12 June 2013
Hallmark pays terrible wages to their retail staff. Almost no increases at all and when you do get one it is only a few pennies. Keyholders are not paid any more than other staff. They are very demanding for minimum wage.
The management is completely disinterested in the retail staff but put plenty of demands on you regarding promotions, membership, add-ons, lots of heavy lifting and manual labor, short break times, sick time, etc.
It has really gone downhill since the U.S. took over Canadian operations about a year ago.
Cashier and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 15 September 2017
Hallmark was a very well managed work environment. a typical day at Hallmark cards relevantly busy, more so on holiday that require cards for example valentines day, Easter and Christmas. Myself i never found anything a struggle that this job.