Party City Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
328 Reviews

2.8
328 Reviews
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 16 reviews)

  • This company has a fun environment with very likable people (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement (took me 4 years to be promoted to a supervisor) (in 10 reviews)

  • The minimum wage was pretty disappointing (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun place to work.

    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Party City for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here for the flexible schedule and fun people to work with as well as helping people find all there party or halloween needs.

    Cons

    I didn't find a quick opportunity to work my way up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee Newsletter may make employees feel more valued. To include job advancement opportunities within the company.

  2.  

    It was a fun experience although it was only for holloween. I would definitely return.

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Party City for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours were flexible and the managers were cool.

    Cons

    It was hot outside when I had to wear the constume to promote other costumes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good working environment.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Party City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Meeting new people, learning retail basics, fun atmosphere, 30% discount, always have something to do, good first job, good pos system

    Cons

    Halloween brings a lot of stress, management doesn't always listen to concerns, not enough training, don't have the opportunities you can find in other profession (raises, promotions, ect.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Party City part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun environment and it's a great place to gain some work experience if you've never held a job before. You can learn a variety of skills such as how to run a cash register, stocking the merchandise, blowing up balloons and learning how to deal with customers face to face.

    Cons

    Halloween, which is the biggest time of the year, is an absolute chaotic mess. If you survive October, the other 11 months are a piece of cake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just continue to find ways to make October as smooth as possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conyers, GA

    I worked at Party City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to meet and interact with a diverse group of people.
    You get to help people plan their parties.

    Cons

    No sitting, always standing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard work more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have never loved a job more ( all that changed when those who lead us changed)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Fun seasonal always changing Christmas off no black Friday great discount

    Cons

    Long days managers in cali now hourly making it difficult to get everything done leaders not open to conversation put up or shut up mentality. Hire from out side their own work force and pay better than when promoted from within raises are a joke. Company direction and support of it's Team just not there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that All employees need to make a living and pay to that not to the benefit of the companies bottom line we are the idea makers the ones who put a face to the Party City name

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of room for growth

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Party City full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is growing every year opening more stores which leads to opportunities for advancement. We usually have customers who are in good spirits as they are in our stores because they are celebrating something happy in their lives. There are no other companies that are direct competition so you feel a sense of job security.

    Cons

    Everything is a planogram which does not give you the ability to be creative often. In some areas stores are very close together creating competition between sister stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Good hours fun fast pase

    Cons

    Working holidays Long days and nights

  10.  

    Enjoyed the fast work pace during Halloween.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Helping customers plan a party or event during Halloween is very fun

    Cons

    didn't get enough hours while working there

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    Fun

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edgewater, NJ

    I worked at Party City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I always have great things to say about working here. First off they trained me super well, not like in other stores where they abandon you on your first day! We had walkies there and managers/supervisors were always available and more than willing to help if ever called. They have lots of patience to train! Second the amount of work load is doable. You are def on your feet all day but it's not so much running around or carrying heavy things. Working at the balloon counter was my favorite part even though your fingers get tired, you get to be creative and see people smile. Cashier is the most boring job there but still, it's simple! answering phone calls is easy as well once you are trained and know how to answer most questions. Of course working during Halloween seems hectic but there's SO MANY new hires to help that you know you won't be left with all of the work. Everyone literally works as a team and sincerely wants to help each other, my kinda place! I'm gonna miss working there! I've worked for other retail stores before and this has definitely been my favorite. i ALWAYS left work happy and NEVER dreaded coming in! pretty crazy to me but it's true, this place was that great! My managers were never too pushy or hard to talk to. Best management I've worked for! I hope to be lucky again!

    Cons

    The only reason I can't continue working there is the pay. I live on my own and need to afford rent and what not. If they payed hire, I'd stay there without a doubt!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work! You guys are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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