Party America Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party America part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful and welcoming place to work. They make sure to give you hours and is a great job for students.

    Cons

    There is no way to move up, you will eventually hit a glass ceiling. Depending on the one you work at they may or may not have managers.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell management to make sure to give incentives and opportunities to employees. Since it is a dead end job it is nice to have some goals and opportunities to look forward to.


  2. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Party America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone was pleasant to work for.

    Cons

    There is really no growth opportunity


  3. Good company, basic job

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    Former Employee - Balloons Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Balloons Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party America part-time (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 Management

    good job, pay cashiers more money


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  5. Could be better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, Upper management so-so

    Cons

    zero career path, very little repercussions for poor work

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Basic Retail Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. 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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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