Work + Life

Family Resource CenterWork + life balance – easy to say, not so easy to accomplish. Although at Hallmark, we're always looking for ways to lend assistance to employees trying to juggle career with the rest of life:

Child care, elder care, daily life support – Through agencies specializing in a range of everyday services, Hallmark connects employees to options for everything from child or elder care to pet-sitting or someone to wait for the cable installer. A program for care of sick children is available, too.

Educational programs and support groups – Employees can attend Weight Watchers meetings and programs during the work day on topics from parenting to Alzheimer’s disease. Employees grieving a loss, caring for elders, raising a child with disabilities, or supporting loved ones in the military can participate in a range of support groups.

Flexible schedules – Flex-time, part-time, job-sharing, telecommuting and alternative work schedules are options when both employee and business needs allow.

Medical Office – Treatment of work-related and minor personal injuries and illnesses for employees, as well as annual health screenings, educational health seminars, and other resources are available.

Nursing mothers’ rooms – Private lactation rooms allow nursing mothers to return to their jobs while continuing to breastfeed. Hallmark provides some of the necessary equipment (such as electric breast pumps and a refrigerator), and the mothers share scheduling responsibility.

Let's Do DinnerParental leave – Up to six months of time off is available upon birth or adoption for both male and female employees. Assistance with the cost of adoption is available as well.

“Let’s Do Dinner” – The employee cafeteria prepares salads, sandwiches, main dishes, sides and desserts for employees to purchase and take home for their families.

And more – On-site banking, a postal center, support for bus pass purchases and bicycle commuting expenses, and dry cleaning services at headquarters are helpful, too.

Fun Fact

In 1915, Hall Brothers purchased engraving presses to begin printing and publishing greeting cards, becoming a manufacturer for the first time.