I applied online and interviewed at Party City.
Interview Details –
You will go through two interviews. The first will be with the store manager and assistant manager. Your second will be with the District Manager.
During the first interview they ask pretty basic questions. The store manager will ask the questions on the interview sheet, you'll answer all of the. Then they will get their assistant manager to basically ask similar questions and get a feel for your personality. After that they will wait a few days and have you come back in to interview with the District Manager. It could take many days for this to happen because depending on the location the District Manager could be in another state. After that they will submit you to a drug test. They they will have you come in a day to tour the store and get a feel for your position an then you will start work.
Interview Question – Name a difficult situation and/or task in which you were under a lot of stress and had to take on a leading role. Explain how you took the steps to complete the task and how was your outcome View Answer
Negotiation Details – They will try and downplay the hour rate that you want. Do not budge.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City in September 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was quick and easy. As soon as i applied, they called me the next day. The interview consisted of the General Manager telling me about the job and what they expect of the potential employee to do. The interview took about 30 minutes with just me and the GM talking about the job.
Interview Question – There really wasn't a difficult interview question , everything was pretty much common sense questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't a negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
I interviewed at Party City in September 2012.
Interview Details – They called me in, sat down with me, explained me about the job, I told them my experience, and I got the job. Filled out paperwork same day. Worked the same week.
Interview Question – They were all general questions about my experience and why I would want to work there. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered to work the same week and I took it.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Party City in September 2012.
Interview Details – I met with two managers, the first of which conducted the bulk of the interview, asked me the usual interview questions (sorta unscripted), and conversed with me a bit on the subject of each one after I gave my answers, and then read off a list of scripted, obligitory questions like could I physically do the job, etc. Then the other Mgr. came in, read from the list, to which I answered the same as before, then he left and several min. later came back to say they wanted me for the job.
Interview Question – There really weren't any. I was expecting worse, and came prepared. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was none. I was careful to inform them of my desire to attain a full-time, 40hr/wk work schedule, through multiple part-time jobs if necessary, & they seemed to understand and accept what I was telling them. It really should not have come as a suprise when I eventually did just that, and informed them of my more limited availability, yet somehow they acted offended and unfairly burdened by the news, like my actions were in breach of some unspoken implicit contract wherein I would work <20 hrs a week but keep my availability each week entirely free and open to make their scheduling duties as convenient as possible, despite my informing them explicitly at the outset to the contrary. :-/
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Party City in September 2012.
Interview Details – Met with manager to discuss expectations and my experience.
Interview Question – Are you comfortable working on a temporary basis without a contract? View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City in August 2012.
Interview Details – It was relatively quick, they just asked a few standard interview questions and then told me I'd be called in for a training day.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City in June 2012.
Interview Details – I was called into a intervies with 2 managers and they played good cop bad cop and asked me a few questions and they told me they would call me back. Later that day I was called with a job offer. I thought the employees were nice and the store looked like a fun place to work.
Interview Question – Can you read? View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Ask for what your worth and don't take less than what you deserve but remember to be smart and flexiable at the same time.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Party City in May 2012.
Interview Details – There is an in person application sheet that you fill out in order to be considered to work at Party City. The sheet is double sided, and asks pretty basic questions. Then they call you for a 1:1 interview, if you meet the criteria for which they are hiring.
Interview Question – How versed are you in little kids t.v. programming? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation available.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City in May 2012.
Interview Details – My interview was with the General manager. He was very polite once I actually got to see him. The cashier called for him on their radio, and the cashier continued to check out people and told me to have a seat in Inscribe area. I sat their watching the customers and listening to the cashier. She glanced over at me and asked if anyone had come up to me in which I replied, "no." She got on the radio again, much louder, told them I was waiting for the past ten minutes. The general manager then came up and greeted me, the ushered me to the back, that was when I declined to do so because he did not apologize for keeping me waiting.
Interview Question – He asked if it was raining out View Answers (2)
Reason for Declining – The manager was not very courteous, I could not imagine working for a man like that, and can not imagine what the employees have to endure.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Party City in February 2012.
Interview Details – Spoke to the party city recruiter. He set me up with the DM. 1 on 1 with the DM. Phone interview with the HR manager. And a 1 on 1 interview with the Regional Manager. After this you talk to a psychologist. Yes a psychologist; for over an hour. He sets you up for a battery of test that you got to a staffing agency to complete. This take every bit of 5 hours and is pretty grueling. After the tests are sent back to psychologist, You get a call from the DM with an offer. Of course assuming you did very well on the testing.
Interview Question – What do you feel are the most important aspect for running a successful store. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – No negotiation with the DM. Ask for what you want at the beginning and up it by a few thousand. They offer less than you ask for.
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