Party City Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Pros
  • Plus is employee discount of 30% which actually comes handy (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours and great schedule (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • You will be paid minimum wage if you work in a store (in 26 reviews)

  • Low pay and insurance is average (in 22 reviews)

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  1. honesty and integrity

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and active (if you are an active person), take complaints and grievances seriuosly, go the extra mile for their customers, give away free balloons to kids.

    Cons

    may get injured if you are not comfortable, bruises, cuts, disorganization, lack of integrity, over stock issues.

    Advice to Management

    enforce integrity within your management team, enforce honesty, be aware of the mold and broken pipes in the store.


  2. Not a bad place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porter Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porter Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment Fast Paced Fun I worked here seasonal through Halloween and it was my first ever job. I am extremely grateful to PartyCity for the opportunity and the learning experience and for the most part management was pretty responsive. This isn't the greatest place to work but it isn't a bad place to start out if you have no experience.

    Cons

    Because there were a lot of new people coming in through Halloween for the seasonal job, management tended to carry a short fuse in certain situations which felt somewhat like they do not value their employees. You feel like a number.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is only working there seasonally, don't be rude and treat them like crap.. even if you are having a bad day.


  3. i was cashier supervisor for 3 years, this company sucks good for high school kids

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Party City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    overtime during halloween, and knowing how to tie balloons.

    Cons

    everything! underworked and underappreciated. hardly got breaks and no future job advancement. DONOT work here unlesss you're a high school student looking for a job. even then that'd be ifffy.

    Advice to Management

    maybe if they actually invested in their employees they might've had a better outlook. i mean it's pretty bad when you go into an interview with another company and spot this company on your resume and ask "why does party city's customer service suck?"


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  5. Helpful (5)

    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits for tenured employees. Promotion of lower level manager positions, team leaders, Assistant Managers are usually conducted from with in.

    Cons

    No longer looking for a manager who can think and do what is necessary to help a store make money. They would like a cookie cutter manager who only does what is asked. No room for regional or local changes. If you are looking for growth into the upper level of management, District level or above, Party City does a very poor job of promoting from with-in.

    Advice to Management

    There was a time when managers could make decisions to merchandise cretin product that would turn and generate revenue however now District Managers are so afraid of doing something that was not directed that they do not allow for any change in the layout even if one can show it will generate sales.


  6. Around Halloween time it's very busy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Hawthorne, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a fun environment to work in you get to meet a lot of great new people and the customers that come in are sometimes nice sometimes rude

    Cons

    When the store is packed its gets really really hot and the ac you can't really feel and the pay is minimum wage that could be way better the amount of money that comes into the store.


  7. I was hired as a seasonal employee for Halloween in Sept, and was let go first week of Nov.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hiring process (aside from the tedious Assessment Tests). Really fun work environment! Fair management. Full shifts available through October. Gets super busy, so the closer it gets to Halloween, the faster time goes by. Be prepared for late shifts, (up to midnight or 1am). Also, paychecks are provided in the form of a prepaid "Comdata" debit card. Automatically uploads on payday. And returning seasonal employees have first dibs on employment next year.

    Cons

    The pay rate for seasonal workers is minimum wage. The permanent employees working there aren't that nice to seasonal workers, as they know they are only temps, and therefore don't want to put forth the effort in any personal contact. Not a lot of room for growth in the company. Takes a long time to even be promoted to "Team Lead". The Comdata payroll company AND ATM's charge fees to withdrawal. However, the ATM's inside CVS are surcharge free.

    Advice to Management

    Try and make sure your Team Leads are being helpful and friendly to the seasonal workers. It's discouraging when the staff and/or management isn't approachable.


  8. Store employees more helpful than management

    Former Employee - Halloween Expert in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Halloween Expert in Monrovia, CA

    Pros

    Employees make it fun. they are very nice/knowledgeable, and quite willing to help you figure something out. Very positive attitude from many of them.

    Cons

    communication was little. some explanations of tasks were entirely too drawn out and others were not explained nearly enough. multiple missed shifts because schedules were posted late (ie posted after closing the day before the schedule begins) and communication was nil.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great, dynamic retail environment where you can make a difference.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting, dynamic, licensed product lines. Customers come in looking to celebrate, which makes it a great retail environment. Donations to charity also help make you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    No negative comments on this employer.


  10. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and great schedule. Great employees around the same age

    Cons

    Difference styles of management among managers

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback on work


  11. Seasonal Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on Halloween costumes was nice

    Cons

    Not much training, overworked managers



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