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Retail Roulette

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Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI

I worked at Party City full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Low volume
- May have a good experience. Flip a coin.

Cons

- Ridiculous expectations for pay given (Beware the promises of good pay/quality of life "compared to other retailers". You will remember this later if you think otherwise.) The weekly tome of notes from HQ is a prime example of people coming up with things for you to do to justify their own employment...and it is a TOME. At Halloween have fun printing all of nearly 200 pages to read and execute "immediately".
- Micromanaged to death from the top down
- Pennies pinched so tight they bend
- Low paid (and I mean uncompetitively low) 90% PT staff expected to be "perfect" thus high turnover. Check the net and see who is always hiring. Low loyalty due to low engagement caused by upper-mgnt's lack of invovlement of operations at store level.

Advice to Management

Your field managers (read: DMs) have entirely too much freedom and many are running their district like their own personal kingdom, putting on a show when you decide to visit your one time a year. No one is *really* paying attention to what they are doing in the field... And these are just my observations for you to regard or ignore. I actually left on good terms so I don't care either way.

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  1. Young company with ambitious goals.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced retail perfect for those who enjoy no down time. Ownership model provides opportunities for those to take pride In their accomplishments.

    Cons

    Halloween season provides several challenges that can be overwhelming for some and has been notorious for creating a high turn over ratio for the company.

  2. Easy job but, definitely not for somebody with bills to pay.

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    Current Employee - Party City in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Party City in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Party City part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Really great about working with you school schedules.
    -35% employee discount.

    Cons

    -Lazy workers.
    -Not a lot of hours.
    -Minimum pay.

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