We uphold high ethical standards of honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business dealings. We maintain a climate that attracts the best people and provides them with rewarding
career opportunities.


Why work for Andrews McMeel? That's a great question. And, it's a question that must be answered by each prospective associate as they go through the interview process at Andrews McMeel Universal. We can toot our own horn, but it's up to the associates to “vote with their feet” when it relates to “working for Andrews McMeel Universal.”

Turnover is extremely low (around 8-10% over the past several years). We have a handful of associates who have been with the company over 30 years, and we even have one associate who's been with us since the inception of the company.

It's a fun environment, it's creative, it's demanding, and challenging as well. If you like comics, the written word, books, greeting cards, the Internet, crossword puzzles, and other fun and entertaining products such as these, and if you're qualified, you'll love working at Andrews McMeel Universal.

Andrews McMeel Universal offers its associates a generous and flexible benefits package.


Benefit Highlights

Health Insurance

  • PPO health plan for associate and immediate family members
  • Dental insurance, including orthodontic coverage for qualified dependents
  • Vision insurance covering exams, frames, lenses and contacts

Life Insurance

  • Company-paid base policy of two times salary (minimum $50,000) for associate, $4,000 for spouse, and $1,000 for each dependent
  • Associate's base policy amount is doubled in the event of accidental death
  • Additional voluntary coverage available for associate and immediate family members (guaranteed issue for the first $100,000)

Disability Insurance

  • Short-term coverage for up to eleven weeks at 60 percent of salary
  • Long-term coverage at 60 percent of salary after short-term coverage is exhausted

401k Plan

  • Associate may contribute up to 60 percent of salary
  • AMU matches 50 percent of associate contributions up to the first 5 percent


  • AMU observes the following ten holidays: New Yearís Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidentsí Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Day after Christmas.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • AMUís Paid Time Off (PTO) is a benefit to provide associates the flexibility to utilize their PTO to promote balanced lives and mental/physical health. During the first calendar year of employment, a regular full-time associate will be eligible for up to 20 PTO days based on the date of hire. On January 1 of the second and subsequent years of employment, the number of days granted will be as follows:
Completed Service PTO Allowance
Under 5 years 20 work days
5 - 6 years 25 work days
7 - 8 years 26 work days
9 - 10 years 27 work days
11 - 12 years 28 work days
13 - 14 years 29 work days
15 - 19 years 30 work days
20 years and above 35 work days

Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave

  • Under this policy, paid leave is associated with the birth of an associateís child or the placement of a child with the associate in connection with adoption or foster care (child must be age 17 or younger). This policy will run concurrently with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Short Term Disability (if applicable).

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free confidential psychological, personal, marital, family, and substance abuse counseling service

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Spending — Associates may use pre-tax earnings to pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Dependent Care — Associates may use pre-tax earnings to set aside dollars for dependent child care

Other Benefits

  • A smoke-free work environment
  • Educational assistance up to $2,500 (undergraduate) and $3,000 (graduate) covers tuition, books, and mandatory fees
  • Company-paid parking
  • Referral bonus
  • Matching gift program
  • Complimentary and discounted AMU products
  • Discount tickets to local parks
  • Business casual attire every day