Party City Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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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. Halloween Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Its really easy and you get discounts

    Cons

    Long hours on some nights


  2. Good first time job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Employees were friendly, flexible hours, wasn't too stressful during slow hours, organization of the store was simple and easy to remember

    Cons

    Some weeks I only got one shift, customers can be pretty rude sometimes, can be stressful when it was believed that a secret shopper was in the store, minimum wage, Halloween gets pretty crazy

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so much emphasis on meeting email quotas and balloon orders. No one wants them so it can be hard to sell and then we get penalized for it.


  3. Neutral experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Warminster, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Warminster, PA

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

    Pros

    Good experience as a first job or part-time job through high school. Friendly coworkers. Halloween was always a fun time even though it got hectic.

    Cons

    Managers tried to fit in too much with the younger crowd. There was never a set task when I got to work. That's retail though..

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on having professional relationships with employees. If an employee needs you up front for help with a customer, don't complain over the walkie and take 10 minutes to get there.


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  5. It's okay

    Current Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Not many. 30% discount, across the st from barclays center so not too bad

    Cons

    No Part time benefits, lack of customer service skills, bad training

    Advice to Management

    I did this as a dare, give me my money YO !


  6. Not The Best Job

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Meeting new people Discount Easy to juggle if your still in school & do sports

    Cons

    Not enough hours Do way too much for LOW PAY Training is horrible


  7. Ehhh...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Douglasville, GA

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

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

    Pros

    It's pretty upbeat, management & co-workers are pretty decent people.

    Cons

    They barely give you hours because God forbid anyone other than management gets more than 20 hours other than at Halloween time. The music we have to listen to daily is AWFUL. They pay crappy singers to do covers to crappy songs. Customers do the most when it comes to balloon orders. Expect to see nothing but a bunch of annoying or ghetto moms. 😒

    Advice to Management

    Update the computer systems, maybe? They're about 20+ years too old.


  8. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

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

    Pros

    It gave you a good look on what cashiering is like, really busy during Halloween, get to dress up.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, old equipment, customers, no room to be promoted, you either get no hours or lots of them

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for promotion and advancement. Give hours to people that actually need them and be fair to all employees.


  9. Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller store. Easier to handle.

    Cons

    Halloween season is stressful.


  10. ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A sun place to work

    Cons

    Employees are not empowered, too many managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to employees


  11. Good First Job

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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Build quality work experience. Was promoted within 8 months. Hands on learning. Ability to learn and work on your own

    Cons

    Inadequate training (but I got to learn a lot of stuff on my own which was helpful.) Over priced and poor quality product. Many complaints from customers which you have to shrug off.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so sketchy amongst other managers of other stores. Don't talk about employees. Be a little more organized.



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