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  • Boring but worth the pay.

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    Former Employee - Pick Packer in Chester, NY
    Former Employee - Pick Packer in Chester, NY

    I worked at Amscan

    Pros

    I got hired thru a job agency called Addeco for $11. For as mindless as the job is the pay is great. Two different shifts, morning and afternoon.

    Cons

    Redundant. Not flexible with hours.

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    Product Designer Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

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    • (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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Website www.amscan.com
Headquarters Elmsford, NY
Size 5000+ 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 City... More

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