Party City

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Party City Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
327 Reviews

2.8
327 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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22 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    Always a fun atmosphere

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

    Pros

    Customers are always happy because they are usually planning a party.

    Cons

    Need more hours. Sorry I cant survive off 20 hours a week. This isn't just their fault, looks like its the way of America now and days to come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work for short time

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    • 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

    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
  7.  

    So much fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Wilmington, NC

    Pros

    You always get to see the fun of a party help with new ideas and Halloween is always AWESOME!

    Cons

    Sometimes like all jobs there is your down time when nothing is happening but that's about it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to wok!

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

    Pros

    nice staff
    good training
    not over staffed
    good management team

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this company, it is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its fun.........

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Farmington Hills, MI

    Pros

    they allow u to dress up in costume each day

    Cons

    lots of children running around lol

    Recommends
  10.  

    Pros

    Very nice people, helpful, willing to provide advice, as well as good natured.

    Cons

    You will work hard and the pay is...well, minimum wage.

  11.  

    LOVE WORKING AT PARTY CITY.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dayton, OH

    Pros

    Everyone I work with in my district is wonderful. Supportive, helpful and genuinely wants to be there for each other. I was given extensive hands on training before getting my own store and the experience could not have been more positive. Love my job.

    Cons

    Retail is always challenging. But, it's worth it if you've got it in your blood. If you like hands on, you will love this job. Nothing ever stays the same and there is always something to change. Love that no two days are alike. There is no sitting around on this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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