Party City
2.6 of 5 254 reviews
www.partycity.com Rockaway, NJ 5000+ Employees

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It's no Party.

Online Merchandiser (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Party City full-time for less than a year

ProsIt's a job. Occasionally they buy some really cheap pizza for the office.

ConsThe systems don't match the processes they have (which are constantly changing and sometimes don't work.) They don't offer any real training, but will plunk you in an office with one of a few random employees who kinda-sorta go over the information with you. In general if you are a pretty girl you will get more attention from the guys in management. Merchandising Department has one of those typical sad, mean and just plain terrible office manager lady types with a nasty attitude. She literally mocked and commented on the eating habits of employees who no longer worked for her. After having experienced her awful management it became clear why no one would stay in the Merch department. She would talk around the employees, avoid eye contact , demean and attack for simple mistakes, use intimidation tactics to try and control her staff. They prefer young inexperienced girls so they can take advantage of them. They kept one girl on as a temp for almost a year making $12 an hour as an OM. When they finally hired her (after three other people quit) they raised her pay to 15 hourly (Neither of which is actually a living wage, this is California) So if you are a young lady with not a lot of experience and live at home or with a few roommates this wage might work for you. No Christmas holiday parties. They do a "bake-off" and get the employees to cook each other food for the party held during office hours, in the office. Their holiday gift is purchasing a bunch of gift cards (Jiffy Lube, Target Safeway etc...) and making the employees perform silly games to win them. Expensive medical insurance that doesn't cover much. After utilizing mine I received numerous bills showing insurance only covered fractions of the bill and there is a 30 dollar copay for each visit. Middle of nowhere location in Pleasanton, CA surrounded by pretty much the
worst places to eat you can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a grip. Your selling balloons and ribbon and plastic keychains. Not curing cancer. Actually, not really doing anything good at all. Just filling landfills.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Logistics (Former Employee)
Rockaway, NJ

I worked at Party City full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Opportunity to learn more about retail Cons: A company controlled by private equity. The focus is on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Assistant Manager. Extremely Underpaid

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
South Florida, FL

I have been working at Party City full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great team. Closing shifts out by 9:30. Flexible Schedule and… Cons: Money. Very cheap company who will utilize your every skill and not compensate for it. No payroll so you"re doing all the work.… Advice to Senior Management: DM's need to recognize the needs of the store, which is more payroll and they need to pay their managers their… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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