Halloween City Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Amazing work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greenwood Village, CO

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to manage jobs, good pay, fun environment

    Cons

    Seasonal, long holiday hours, rude customers sometimes


  2. The atmosphere was fun.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work there was the festive environment.

    Cons

    The position was only temporary.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good short term job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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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  5. Overworked, underpaid

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great People but...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I 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!

    Cons

    Sites 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 Management

    Get 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    The cool management , coworkers, and customers

    Cons

    Only con it was only temporary


  8. Good Seasonal Job With Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Give us more staffing hours.


  10. Loved it!

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

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    People, co workers, and all Halloween stuff!

    Cons

    nothing really, just that its seasonal


  11. Seasonal Job, laid back.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Seasonal, sometimes too laid back.



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