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Started off OK, but company is headed in the wrong direction.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager  in  Detroit, MI
Current Employee - General Manager in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

Actually get to enjoy holidays( Halloween is their Christmas) , good pay, only 2 nights a week

Cons

Hardly ever promote from within
Nepotism and favoritism are commonplace
Get used to changing things 3 and 4 times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Choose a path and follow it. It is hard enough to change things, let alone 3 and 4 times. Promote from within instead of hiring from the outside for management positions. You are going to lose good people because there is no communication why people that are falsely promised promotions do not get one.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Wonderful perks but low morale/ consideration from management

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser  in  Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Rockaway, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, generally friendly coworkers, samples sales, several holiday parties per year.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to recognize when you go above and beyond - that is automatically expected. Constant re-doing of work because management changes their minds. Micro-managing/ unrealistic expectations for timelines given. Dates often move up and extra time needs to be put in to accomplish goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More thought should be given to some of the changes demanded at the last minute - if it will ultimately be beneficial to stores, that makes sense but often, the changes are "just because" and create chaos, drastically multiplying workloads for the current project and future projects. Processes need to be streamlined and adhered to by everyone, more discipline for those that are careless or ignore processes - the additional workload created by broken processes is extreme. It should be the exception, not the norm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Disappointed

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

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work to keep occupied

    Cons

    Not enough staff to correctly run store to "standards"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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