Halloween City Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Good Seasonal Job With Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Temporary Store Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Temporary Store Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Halloween City part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Loved it!!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Hurricane, WV
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Hurricane, WV

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great people, great DM, nice customers, plenty of hours, & you get to wear costumes!

    Cons

    Not enough hours for associates can leave you short staffed. No ac/heat so can be uncomfortable. But, hey, it's a temp store, so you can't expect them to invest huge amts of money. Major con is it didn't last forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more staffing hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Favoritism - Bad Managers - Horrible payment system

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    Former Contractor - Employee, to Assistant Manager in Carmichael, CA
    Former Contractor - Employee, to Assistant Manager in Carmichael, CA

    I worked at Halloween City as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I became manager when the manager quit during her shift.

    Cons

    the managers were incompetent. got drunk at work. had to shut the store down early. I was the only person left in the store when the CEO arrived. I had to pick up the drunk pieces

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire your children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant Manager

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    People, co workers, and all Halloween stuff!

    Cons

    nothing really, just that its seasonal

    Recommends
  6. Seasonal Job, laid back.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Store Associate in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Temporary Store Associate in Palm Desert, CA

    I worked at Halloween City full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid Back, wasn't very hard, manager was friendly.

    Cons

    Seasonal, sometimes too laid back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Lots of fun; wish it wasn't seasonal!

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Halloween City part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and managers
    Fun to dress up
    Awesome customers
    Lots of hours

    Cons

    Some people would leave without notice, but other people got their hours
    Seasonal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved working there. Tried applying there this year and never heard back :(

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Sales assoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work at very fast paced

    Cons

    The store Can get very hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job to all employess abd thank you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    its a paycheck near the holiday's

    Cons

    they don't care about their employes our store didn't even have ac/heat and the entire sales floor flooded when it rained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pick better locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Very poor company infrastructure, employees didn't get paid on time

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    Current Employee - Temporary Store Associate
    Current Employee - Temporary Store Associate

    I have been working at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees were easy to work with and helpful

    Cons

    I, and other employees were not paid on time. The first week employees worked before official store opening, time records were not submitted correctly to payroll. Management was not helpful in remedying issue. Some employees have still not been paid though management acknowledges the hours the employees were not paid. Horrible job. Upper management doesn't understand how store is run so store managers are poorly prepared for the actual job. The theoretical expectation of how a store should be run is not consistent with how it actually goes down. The store was constantly a mess despite employees working hard on recovery due to high traffic and lack of company wanting to hire enough people to actually keep store running smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees for high risk stores that are susceptible to shoplifting, pay employees on time or work pleasantly with those that have issues. HR was very rude an uncaring to employee issues. Learn how store works from the experience of current employees and store managers. The expectations of upper management are not reasonable with actual experiences of the workers doing the job. Maybe if morale was better among employees and they were respected company could run better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    A temporary company with no morals.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job. Fun environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Over the Halloween season one person stole some cash on a bank drop. They were unable to pin down the culprit so they just marked the entire store (13 people) "ineligible for rehire the following year"....talk about lazy and shady upper management that doesn't give a crap about their employees, many of the employees were amazing. They chose to throw away many innocent people for one persons poor choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In this country people are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty, you did the exact opposite to an entire staff, shame on you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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