Party City

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Party City Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
377 Reviews
2.8
377 Reviews
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plus is employee discount of 30% which actually comes handy (in 22 reviews)

  • flexible hours (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Everyone starts at minimum wage and when they give you a raise once a year its literally pennies (in 26 reviews)

  • There was a low pay, specially if you where younger than 18 years old (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Learn a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My experience was learning-great HR department

    Cons

    Benefits are not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Solid High School Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Stocker in Rockaway, NJ

    I have been working at Party City part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working stock in one of their stores was a great high school experience. I enjoyed it highly. The longer you are there, the better you are treated.

    Cons

    You will be paid minimum wage if you work in a store. There are no traditional benefits. To get time off, you typically need to have someone cover for you..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't apply cookie cutter decisions to all of your stores. They are not all identical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    former employee, colorado

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Party City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the company for five years. Great working with the public and great staff working for me.

    Cons

    I was a general manager and from the district manager up no support, with very little direction. Work a ton of hours with very little rewards. Only saleried employee in building so everything falls to one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the amount of hours put in during Halloween by the gm a extra days off after season or a bonus just based on Halloween numbers would have been great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting yet hardworking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Naples, FL

    I worked at Party City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work place
    Interesting customers

    Cons

    Horrible hours cheap money mon understanding people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat employes better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Party City is the best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Field Recruiting in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Manager of Field Recruiting in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth within the company. We are opening up over 300 new stores over the next several years.

    Cons

    I have had all positive experiences working for Party City over the past 6 years. I love it me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with all of the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Seasonal PT Job at Party City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Party City part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good shifts. Great coworkers. Get to dress up in costumes. Great pay.

    Cons

    Customers are crazy. But that's anywhere and everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic and exciting organization!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Region Manager in East Rutherford, NJ
    Current Employee - Region Manager in East Rutherford, NJ

    I have been working at Party City full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, fair compensation, training, development opportunities, and strong senior leadership.

    Cons

    Minority of retail chain is franchised. In general, these locations are not operated as well as the corporate stores. This impairs the brand image.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Watauga, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Watauga, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    No Christmas rush
    No Black Friday
    No back to school rush
    No strict rules
    Laid back environment
    Closed on major holidays
    Closes early
    Balloons are fun
    30% discount
    About 15 employees per store and 15-24 hours per week.
    It's a great place to work while in school and doesn't require a lot of commitment. Management lets you take a lot of time off for really any reason.

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Harassing customers for personal emails and phone numbers
    Halloween is brutal
    Some areas are hard to clean
    No rewards system for longevity or hard work
    Very low raises, max 25 cents lowest 0 cents each year
    Management takes advantage of hourly employees
    Company doesn't value their hourly associates at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Best career choice I've ever made.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Fast growing company with many growth opportunities. There is a lot of long tenured associates who have grown through the ranks. This shows me talent is rewarded and appreciated. Overall the best retailer I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    In 4 years I have nothing negative to say about Party City. The company has shown it is dedicated to the success of its teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on internal talent and training and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work for short time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Receiver in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Store Receiver in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and way to mingle.

    Cons

    Hours are strict, (Family emergancies need to be covered.), low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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