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Poor employee retention rates

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Front End Manager
Former Employee - Front End Manager

I worked at Party City part-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible scheduling, good employee discounts

Cons

Little growth potential, poor benefits and little appreciation for experienced employees

Advice to Management

Come up with incentives to retain valuable employees

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  1. Poor Employment experience

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

    I have been working at Party City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wish I could think of one

    Cons

    disorganized departments
    some autocratic managersand directors


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    Retail Roulette

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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