Halloween City

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Halloween City Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 51 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Gerald C. (Gerry) Rittenberg

(6 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people with a fun environment(in 5 reviews)

  • training, upper management very good at communicating, pizza saturdays, good job for a temporary worker, good pay for seasonal job,(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Not working hands on in a store upper management does not see the "snow ball" effect they enable(in 5 reviews)

  • Job had low pay like most general retail jobs(in 3 reviews)

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    Temporary Store Associate (Former Employee) Somers Point, NJ

    Prosit was a friendly atomsphere

    Conswas too short a season

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Temp Job

    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFun environment, Great interaction with most customers.

    ConsLow pay and long work day for General Manager. Too many petty problems with your staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementArea managers have to do less micromanaging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The atmosphere was fun.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe best reason to work there was the festive environment.

    ConsThe position was only temporary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing work environment

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Greenwood Village, CO

    ProsEasy to manage jobs, good pay, fun environment

    ConsSeasonal, long holiday hours, rude customers sometimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst job I have ever had

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Poughkeepsie, NY

    ProsI have no pros at all but I do have a lot of cons which you will see listed below.

    ConsManagement sucks! They randomly just stopped giving me hours and I only worked for them for one day. They didn't open up the store until almost like two days before Halloween

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease if you only are gonna let somebody work for one day why waste there time thinking that they are gonna be working for the whole season just tell them that they didn't get the job

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    Good short term job

    Executive Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsMake a few extra bucks in a short time (Late Aug - Nov 2)

    ConsNo upward mobility. If not hired early, or know an in, it's hard to get on. Few FT for the season. One part time day after Nov 2. Pay is by debit card.

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    Overworked, underpaid

    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFun people to work with.

    ConsNot organized in sales planning, merchandising, training with same concerns each year not addressed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People but...

    Market Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI worked as a market manager for Halloween City. I learned a lot, starting with having to deal with different cities regarding getting business permits. From there you get the experience of hiring your team. I had the experience of mapping out the store layout and then building the store. My boss and the team I dealt with were very caring and available at all times to answer questions. Great learning experience!

    ConsSites came on way too late, making it difficult to get the stores ready with personnel and product in a decent time. Way too much old inventory kept from year to year that looks tired and outdated. Problems with IT, from registers to computers, especially the little computer MM are given to use. The biggest issue I had was a decision by upper management at the end of the season regarding how to pay general managers. GM's are salaried but at the end of the season, without letting the GM's know in advance, HC switched them to hourly to save money. I would not have had a problem with this if GM's were informed up front. They were not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real estate worked out much quicker. Above all, be honorable. If you are going to switch people from salaried to hourly to save money at the end of the season, they should be made aware of this when they are hired.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe cool management , coworkers, and customers

    ConsOnly con it was only temporary

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    Good Seasonal Job With Low Pay

    Temporary Store Associate (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGood people with a fun environment. Also fun contests at times that helped drive my productivity

    ConsJob had low pay like most general retail jobs. I also worked strange hours, and low hours at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved with the store and it's processes. In a good caring way, it will help drive up productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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