Party City Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockaway, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paces, lots of fun resaonable sales expectations, high margins, company just went public,

    Cons

    this is not a full time office job

    Advice to Management

    have a little more staffing


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company but...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, co-workers tend to be nice. Management is nice as well

    Cons

    Minimum wage,Sometimes it gets boring


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's been an ever changing and increasingly challenging career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, minimum Holiday's worked, vacation through Christmas season as well as summer

    Cons

    Company is growing large fast, which is good for the consumer! In the process they have lost the sense of " family" with the employees, no longer treated as valuable assets now we are just " expendable "

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to see the stores without notice, take a look at the "real store". Visit an off site storage. Then consider for a moment that the management staff is knowledgeable and hard working, the associates too. Now, find the root cause without blaming the store team, the district, and the regional. Find a solution without threats and terminations, these are just Band-Aids. Find the real problems and then we can find real solutions , lasting solutions and a better future for everyone. Invest in and support your most valuable assets, your employees, then watch how they support and invest in you.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    great job for part-job seekers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenner, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenner, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Understanding and generous managers
    Team oriented
    Great choice for a first job

    Cons

    It can have a higher pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, never a dull moment. Opportunities to learn valuable skills if you venture pass the register/balloon counter.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours unless full time.


  7. Great seasonal job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    It was a fun atmosphere!

    Cons

    Has terrible man agent from my experience.


  8. Junior Tax Accountant

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good team dynamic

    Cons

    Low salary or hourly wage
    Slow computers

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to communicate with people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Party city

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

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

    Pros

    Benefits, paid holidays and vacation during Christmas season.

    Cons

    No company organization. Long hours. Company priorities change weekly. General managers leave early and don't work hard because they're salary.

    Advice to Management

    Have bettet work ethic


  10. Party City

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Blowing up and making balloon bouquets is fun

    Cons

    The pay is very little. There is a chance to be promoted, yet no room for making much more money than you already are. Hours are crappy except for during Halloween time. Not very good to employees, except to managers.

    Advice to Management

    HELP OUT MORE! JUST BECAUSE YOUR "THE BOSS" DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T GET ON A REGISTER OR HELP CUSTOMERS!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Managing Team Lead 2/Personalization Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead II/Personalization Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Team Lead II/Personalization Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love the family aspect of how we take care of each other from day to day, great vacation and sick pay with floating holidays, flexible schedule for the most part, the upper management are nice and laid back not too overbearing or mean, and i love the fact i can be creative and help people with their wedding invitations and be part of planning their special events.

    Cons

    The pay isn't good for the amount of work they put on you. The job is highly stressful on a day to day basis with all of the tasks your given to perform, some days are harder than others depending on the demands of the store. It's highly annoying that the store is constantly in flux even with the demands of customers, trucks, balloon counter, personalization, and register.

    Advice to Management

    If I would get paid better for the position I am in, the cons wouldnt be that bad to accomplish, i could handle the stress of it. Nobody who works 40 hours a week and as hard as we do should have problems paying bills.



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