Papyrus

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I worked in the Florida area for years before relocating and becoming a stay at home parent, and am surprised to hear of the negative comments. I have found my Area Director Chad Billington to be nothing but fair, inspiring and devoted to his team members. I know his bosses were probably very tough on him but he never let it show. I remember when the times were tough at Papyrus and he kept us all looking forward not back. Hopefully he is being recognized for his passion.
By Anonymous - as Ex-Employee

I have seen all of this with my own eyes. DM J. Sesma is no different if not worse than John. I even heard Dominique (CEO) tell here contractors that "If you think I'm tough you should see Jennifer". They relish in that behavior. It trickled down all the way from Dominique's high horse to her go-fors Brenda Mascaro, Jennifer Sesma, John Purisima, and all the other East Coast "high" management. It saddened me to know that the beautiful sentiments in the cards were not mirrored in the values of the company.
By Sawit2manyx - as Employee

I work for the NYC region. I witnessed both DM's speak horribly to the staff on numerous occasions. Those DM's are Jennifer Sesma and John Purisma. They hired a full staff for a second store at Rockefeller Center, then fired everyone when the store closed. I witnessed John tell the staff that they would be moved to other locations and it never happened. Even though they had listings on numerous websites for Jobs!

I consider myself lucky that I never worked at that store. It could have been me.

John speaks poorly about one of his store managers all the time. He says she has an attitude, never does anything. I just find that unprofessional. Things need to change at this company.
By Someone - as Employee

Don't do it. Just don't.

In 2009 CEO Dominique Schurman sold Papyrus' trademark to American Greetings for the AG retail stores and a credit line. The credit line was the important part of the deal to Papyrus, because they were having trouble paying printing vendors and store managers were getting collection phone calls from the landlords and phone companies. Also all employees got a 5% pay cut.
Since then, Papyrus's bills are paid on time (as far as employees know, anyway) but the AG managers are being worked into the Papyrus stores as Schurman Retail Group closes AG stores. AG managers have no love for the Papyrus brand and are running their store like low-end big box outlets.
Certain districts have it worse than others. It seems like things are the worst in the Northeast and NY areas. There have been firings and many departures of talented, experienced personnel.
It used to be that when you interviewed with a competitor, they looked at you with respect if you worked for Papyrus. Now, they look at you with pity because they've heard your sad story from all the other people who used to work for Papyrus and are looking elsewhere.
Just go elsewhere, because whatever the company's management tells you they are going to do for you, in terms of promotion, raises, store support, or anything else, THEY WON'T.

By Someone - as Ex-Employee
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his company is so gay they pushed everyone away.

papyrus sucks soooo bad. nobody enjoys being here since stores were bought from american greetings. hours were cut.,benefits were taken away therefore our lives sucks. i don't even want to talk about their district manager bbecause he is not worth talking about. from being a happy employee i am now the most miserable one. t
By Someone - as Employee

If you can, please look for other employment.

I want to say this. All the people who are unhappy about this company. PLEASE DO NOT STAY. I say this because, this company in the beginning, did not have the funds to own all of these retail stores.They were in the same fininacial strait as American Greetings. If you can, please look for other employment. This company has a poor customer and employee reputation. And it is not going to get any better. If you look at their policies and procedures, you will see how they want us to treat customers. And they could careless about the seniors. It is only about the money. Actually it seems like they are trying to close down locations. Which stores not sure. But if your store is not making budget,then you have a good chance of closing. Think!!! Why are they trying to close all the storage units? Why are we pulling all the boxes and putting them ALL on the sales floor. Even customers are asking are we closing. Why are we not informed of stuff going on. Why does this district manager not know what is going on in the company? He seem to take pleasure in making everyone's life measurable. That is why I say look for something else. Do not be in a situation that is not sure anymore. The fun times are over. American Greetings did treat us like Kings and Queens. And in return we really caried about our customer and employees. It was fun to come to work and just enjoy everything. Then overnight we became cinderalla. We got the ogar step fater!!!!!!!Spelling correct. So hang in there and tough it out. Or be happy and find something else. Tell everyone about this sight. That way we can continue to vent.
By Someone - as Ex-Employee
By Ford Parker
I agree with you cent per cent!!!
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