Party City Reviews

Updated March 29, 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 (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Everyone starts at minimum wage and when they give you a raise once a year its literally pennies (in 26 reviews)

  • There was a low pay, specially if you where younger than 18 years old (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Nice starting company.

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Lots of teamwork
    -Easy Job

    Cons

    -Minimum wage
    -No paid vacations
    -Only part -time
    -No benefits
    -Little work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more improvement when it comes to an opportunity to grow.
    More work hours would be nice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. One of the most fun jobs I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New Hyde Park, NY

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were the best. My wage was a little over minimum ($8.50). Customers were very kind and patient 95% of the time.

    Cons

    The days are REALLY slow when it isn't Halloween. There would be like 4 or 5 people working the entire store at one time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The application process is extremely time consuming and frustrating. It took me about two and a half hours to finish it with all of the surveys and simulations. If they could fix that, then that would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. It was the best first job experience!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in
    Helpful managers
    Nice associate discount

    Cons

    No cleaning crew, so every associate has to pitch in
    The store gets super hectic during Halloween season; very messy at end of night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New associates need to have a little more training before being put out on sales floor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. i loved working here the people i worked with were fun and friendly.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    you'll make new friends while working here.

    Cons

    trying to find where every thing goes when your cleaning up.

  6. Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable and reliable environment.
    Consistently changes

    Cons

    Retail payroll
    Lots of merchandising changes
    Struggle to advance quickly from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates
    Give more information to associates
    Stay the course and give the merchandise a chance before changing it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Not at bad first job

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, basic duties, flexible schedules. Not a bad job for a high school kid or for a first job.

    Cons

    Managers can be catty at times. Mine would sometimes talk trash behind regular employees' backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open about what exactly you want done. Pay slightly above minimum would be fantastic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. It was hood for a part tims job.

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Good benefits and management. People work benefits

    Cons

    I hated co workers And lazy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to bring mmore people to work not just 3.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Fun but annoying requirements

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA

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

    Pros

    Cool products to look at
    Fun people to work with
    Not a high stress job
    Halloween time is super fun- get to dress up. =D

    Cons

    Required to ask customers for emails and email percentages are kept track of
    Required to ask for donations which are also kept track of
    Not much opportunity for advancement
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pestering customers about every little thing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. The manager was a total jerk. He would talk down to you like you were a dog. The assistant managers were awesome.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    30 percent off. Great for Halloween.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, awful management, manager would work me past what was legal for a minor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be a jerk, and follow labor laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Overall good company. Just horrible at choosing the right managers.

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    Former Employee - Team Lead II
    Former Employee - Team Lead II

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fast response human resources.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Bad inventory control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek professionals who really want to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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