Party City

  www.partycity.com
  www.partycity.com
There are newer employer reviews for Party City

1 person found this helpful  

New plans with not time to complete. At times very overwhelming

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

The overall feel of the store is good. The employees are great

Cons

Upper management are always changing there minds. Overworked and underpaid

Advice to ManagementAdvice

make sure when it is a busy time of year you have enough coverage on the sales floor.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

396 Other Employee Reviews for Party City (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    All the fun and no play...

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

    I worked at Party City full-time

    Pros

    -excellent stories from customers
    -potential to make friends with coworkers
    -expand your knowledge of party supplies
    -party creativity

    Cons

    Please excuse this long list.

    These Cons will represent content that is Relevant and Helpful to the community.

    Head Office
         Excellent staff, very friendly and cooperative. Whenever something was needed for store management, their help was prompt, courteous and appropriate. The President of the company is an excellent leader, role model, was always friendly and made it an effort to smile upon entering a store for a visit.
         However, the shadow politics and the corruption of processes are something that mar the company on the inside. If an employee would like proper legal representation, seek it outside since some departments fail to uphold the principle of best practices and neutrality. Ask any of the former Party City employees, they will tell you the horror stories.

    Upper Management
         The District managers appear nice, welcoming and try to uphold the image of working together. Their workload may interfere with their better judgment at times, and yet they make up for it with long discussions in the office. They are eager to answer customer emails and phone calls, which follows up with overall great representation for the company.
          Now on the downside; since this is a site for present employees and former to write reviews for other individuals who are interested in working for the company; to begin with, the Upper Management bypasses Management to appear as a face for the company, and this is part of the game.

          Proper representation from the employee's point of view fails on three levels: the first, in order to protect oneself, record your dealings and discussions, since they will be used for your evaluation; the second, have a witness present at all times during positive discipline; and third, do not use the company's resources for representation, you are better off using the government as a proper arbiter in labor disputes.

    Management
          The management of Party City falls into two molds: excellent, social, caring and protective, or incompetent. Most individuals in these positions use their weak ties to become first in line or to convenience operations overall with a secret friendly handshake. That way, when the curtain of politics falls, the betterment of the company appears directly in the 50 shades of Grey.

    Other Employees
          Those handpicked to take on the daily grind of stocking shelves, checking for missing prices, dealing with uncertain and abusive customers, those looking to make a big buck or taking the underpinnings of post-secondary education fill the void.

    Compensation
          The compensation for the amount of hours worked is around minimum wage, and feels even less so for management, since the salary detracts from the hourly wage for every hour over the 37.5 you are supposed to be working for. The benefits are not of the epic quality to speak of, except vacation pay is issued with haste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -establish deadlines that make business sense.
    -factor in all parts of the picture to understand the current state of operation
    -there is a difference between business and politics
    -listen to your President
    -hire business oriented managers, not friends
    Keep up the Good work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Strong leadership team. Good people.

    Cons

    Gets very busy at Halloween.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to keep the Canadian HO team.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Party City

Work at Party City? Share Your Experiences

Party City

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.