Party City Interview Questions

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    three interview process, first screened, then DM then RM. They make a lot of promises and sell the company really hard during this process. I was told the company had money to invest and really knew what they were doing. I was asked a lot of questions about my management style and my customer service style. They also asked me questions about what I knew about the company itself.

    Interview Questions
    • general management and customer service   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a seasonal job during the Halloween time. I applied online, got a call a couple weeks later to come in for an interview. The interview was one on one with one of the managers in the back office. The interviewer was very nice, had me say some things about about, went over the required questions that they need to ask (would you be willing to...). I was told that I got the job before I left.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to wear costumes (during Halloween) while working?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    It was a quick and easy Interview process, applied in store and got a call back the next day to meet with manager. After interview, was offered and accepted position on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me why you're interested in working here? Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    Recieved phone call from recruiter after two days of application on Monster. Interview was scheduled with DM the interview lasted two hours long where store manager also interviewed me providing positive info on company. Interview with HR regional was scheduled same day but for the next day. After the HR regional phone interview there was another interview scheduled with the Regional VP.

    Interview Questions
    • knowledge based questions about store and hr operations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Asked for salary match. Offered more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    I started off as a seasonal employee for halloween. I applied online in early october and received a call to schedule an interview the next day. I came in for a group interview the next day. there were about seven of us there. the next morning I got a call saying I got the job, and when to come in for my first training shift. the interview was easy, just questions about who you are as a person and they gave us example scenarios and asked what we would do in those situations.

    Interview Questions
    • was there ever a time when someone depended on you and what did you do in that situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Halloween Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    Applied on a Tuesday night and got a phone call on Wednesday to set an interview for Thursday.It was easy one question interview. I got hired on the spot and started working on Sunday.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Halloween Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Party City.

    Interview Details

    They will usually take just about anyone as Halloween approaches because they just need bodies to fill the store. The earlier you get hired, the "better" the job because you will have had time to be trained on register. Usually they only have young girls work the register and the guys are in the back pulling/running costumes. Expect minimum wage and to basically be put on the floor to do nothing but clean for a few hours. They hire a lot for cleaning to avoid OT.

    Interview was basically checking to make sure you look okay and can speak English.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Party City in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The manager asked general questions about availability. He warned that the Halloween shifts can be very long when closing in order to recover the store when people are gone. He also made me aware that it can be stressful with a lot of customers all at once. He asked if it sounded like something I could enjoy or handle. Then he qualified previous work experiences I had and asked agan if I felt that it would be a fit.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. He verified that I would be able to withstand long hours on my feet as well as dealing with fast pace and high volume of customers that are in a hurry or anxious to find a certain item.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations for seasonal workers
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Party City in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Drawn out. He was very bossy, rude, and nosey. Kept asking personal questions. Only offered minimum wage. The interview was very rushed. He wouldn't give me time to think about my answers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal Halloween Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call a week later towards the end of September. The interview was about 10 minutes and pretty basic, mainly concerning my availability and a couple scenario questions. Most of the new people were my age, either in high school or college.

    Interview Questions
    • Some Halloween related ones like "How would you decorate a yard for Halloween?" and "What does customer service mean to you?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None, it's minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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