Amscan Reviews

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    Former Employee - Machine Mechanic in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Machine Mechanic in Louisville, KY
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    I worked at Amscan full-time (More than a year)


    Overtime, Pay, & Benefits are great. They give huge bonuses based on number of years worked. They also gives associates opportunities to give back to the community through charity.


    Senior leadership needs help. There seems to be a disconnect between people in administrative roles and people that work on the shop floor. Inefficient at times.

    Advice to Management

    At the Louisville plant, maintenance needs to be as close to the shop floor as possible. Cameras need to be installed all over the facility, not just in certain areas.

Amscan Interviews

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    Product Designer Interview

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    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amscan in September 2013.


    I was contacted by someone outside of the company to apply for a temp position here, so I did and was promptly brought in for an interview. During the interview, I was pretty much given a list of every reason why the position had been previously vacated by other candidates (That the work wasn't creative, that people felt stifled, etc) Since I'm willing to do noncreative work as I have a production background, I didn't mind. They then proceeded to tell me about how the company work is overwhelming, an inconvenient commute, etc. Alarm bells did go off a bit that they weren't really selling me on working with the company, but I wanted the job, was familiar with the company name and just in general, very excited that I was considered for the role so I was hoping that they would sense my interest anyway. I was then given an exam, unprompted, which mainly consisted of me arranging a layout in Illustrator/Photoshop. The exam itself was simple, but I wasn't given any clear sense of what would proceed it, just that depending on how well I did, they might expedite the process of hiring me full-time, or I might meet with one more additional person. In the weeks that followed after my interview I was told they were still interested in me but that they were going through some management changes. 1 week later, they sent an email to my recruiter stating they decided to hire someone internally/through another agency. At least, that was all I was told. They did not maintain any communication with me, even though they had my email address and cell phone number, and I had sent the person I met with a 'Thank you' note. I've been contacted/had my information sent out by other recruiters from different agencies for jobs with this company, only to get the same automated response since through second hand accounts.

    Interview Questions

    • (Looks at my resume and notices that I have a background in Motion Graphics and Interactive Design) So what is it that you want to do ultimately, once you leave this job?   Answer Question

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America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Elmsford, NY
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Amscan caters to the party animal in all of us. The wholesale arm of party supply company Party City Holdings, Amscan manufactures and distributes party goods (such as balloons, invitations, piñatas, stationery, and tableware) to 800-plus Party City superstores, as well as those operated by rival party chains, discount and grocery stores, dollar stores, and gift shops. Amscan has production and distribution facilities in North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. A subsidiary of Party City, Amscan contributes about 30% of its parent company's revenue. Party ... More

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