Party America

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Party America Reviews

4 Reviews
3.7
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  1.  

    Good company, basic job

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    Former Employee - Balloons Specialist  in  Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Balloons Specialist in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Party America part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Balloons! fun to see kids happy, lots of cartoon characters for the kiddos. Lot of mindless restocking, but to some (like me) this is a pro and not a con.

    Cons

    Balloons :( not fun to see adults unhappy. People get freaking stressed when on the way to their parties. Sometimes customers are not a joy to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job, pay cashiers more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Party America part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, Upper management so-so

    Cons

    zero career path, very little repercussions for poor work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your strong associates and get rid of the leeches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Basic Retail Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Party America

    Pros

    Fun to help people pick out themes or organisation for parties/weddings. You could exercise a modicum of creativity in making balloon bouquets.

    Cons

    Basic retail working environment: work was generally boring, you had to deal with many persons, often not all that happy, management generally just told you what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making so many arbitrary changes to the layout/design of the store. It simply seems unneccessary and is stressful to employees.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Party America was a great place to work up until it was bought out by Party City.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Party America

    Pros

    Nice people and a festive environment.
    Cool samples for parties available to staff.
    Top management very competent and sensitive to employee needs.
    (All before Party City took over)

    Cons

    With the acquisition of Party America by Party City, the festive mood changed. The company dropped from around 100 employees to about 15-20, and the party "chief," Marty Allen was one of those who left.
    With those changes it was hard to keep the same environment.
    Also, pay was relatively low compared to the same job performed in other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is hard to offer advice to the people who stayed on, in terms of bringing back the mood that was there before... the people who created the environment need to be there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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