Party City Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
357 Reviews
2.8
357 Reviews
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plus is employee discount of 30% which actually comes handy (in 22 reviews)

  • flexible hours (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • It is retail, and the pay is basically minimum wage with no benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • low pay, very poor management, little chances of moving up in the company (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    former employee, colorado

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Party City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for the company for five years. Great working with the public and great staff working for me.

    Cons

    I was a general manager and from the district manager up no support, with very little direction. Work a ton of hours with very little rewards. Only saleried employee in building so everything falls to one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the amount of hours put in during Halloween by the gm a extra days off after season or a bonus just based on Halloween numbers would have been great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Seasonal Work

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    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Homestead, FL
    Former Employee - Halloween Sales Associate in Homestead, FL

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

    Pros

    For seasonal, Party City is pretty good. Its fast-paced and you have to be willing to hustle. The managers are great and they work with you.

    Cons

    The customers tend to be very rude. Cleaning up after hours is pretty rough, seeing as we had to mop the entire store floor with windex at the time being.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a fun place to work at with good managers.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Party City part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good managers, Fun place to work at, flexible hours. You pick up a lot of hours during Halloween if you are normally part time. 30% discounts on all items. Good place to gain experience as a first job

    Cons

    Mostly minimum pay workers. Too cheap to buy new equipment for workers (registers are very old) Very busy during Halloween

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap on things, pay to have the lights on for storage instead of using extension cords to just some lights. Also if party city wants to last, they are going to need to stop paying their workers minimum wage and start paying them a little higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its a pretty decent job.

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    Current Employee - FT Team Lead in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - FT Team Lead in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    if your full time the benefits are pretty decent, good insurance, vacation time, holidays etc...

    Cons

    the turnover is a little more than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tasks versus deadlines needs improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good First Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Party City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lot of fun, get to design balloon arrangements, lots of hours for a part time job

    Cons

    no raises are given in the company, training could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed working at Party City.

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Party City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Hours and pay were pathetic. But, it met my expectations of retail having low pay and pathetic hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should really consider more time and hours for hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great pace for a first time job

    Current Employee - Halloween Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Halloween Sales Associate

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, fun place to work, only gets busy on Saturday and Halloween season. get to dress up in costumes.

    Cons

    low pay, very poor management, little chances of moving up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your employees the opportunity to move up in the company and raise the pay for employees

  9.  

    It was a cool first job.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pittsburg, CA

    I worked at Party City part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employee discount comes in handy.
    Fun and lively at times

    Cons

    Cleaning the store could get annoying.
    Toys and candy EVERYWHERE.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Always filled with energy and new interactions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hurst, TX

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching the expressions of the children during the holidays; they would be so excited at all the decorations! The employees that I worked with when I first started at Party City were so amazing and entertaining. I loved the environment, the experience, and the products.

    Cons

    It was difficult to move up in store when they switched management so much. When one manager started to work and help employees improve; they would be replaced and the opportunities would be lost to said employees. Too much favoritism as well at one particular location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try maintaining a consistent management team. When employees and managers work well together and come to know one another, it disturbs the atmosphere of the store and how well the employees work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fun seasonal job

    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austell, GA

    I have been working at Party City part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alway busy, fun customers, decent management

    Cons

    Only really hire for halloween, awful pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate those who the "dirty work"

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