Party City

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Party City Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
456 Reviews
3.2
456 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 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.  

    Party Store... need I say more?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Party City is such a great environment to be in with great customers and even better coworkers! Everyone is happy, and why not? It's a PARTY EVERYDAY!
    I have had the pleasure of working for Party City for almost 4 years. We work as a team. The upper management (GM's, DM's, RM's & even corporate) listen to any issues and then work with you to make Party City an even better place to work and shop.

    Cons

    It's retail... There will always be that one customer. At least with Party City, most of our customers are happy; they're celebrating some awesome life event that we get to be part of and hopefully make better.
    We have such great products and crews that we usually can turn that "one customer's" frown upside-down and change their day for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've had the amazing opportunity to visit our corporate office last year. Everyone was so welcoming and really listened. Many great changes were made based on the feedback we gave.
    So first, thank you.
    My suggestion would be to have a better communication flow between corporate departments and keep listening to your stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    It Is a Fun, innovative, creative, and spontaneous Job. There is always something to do, some one to assist. During the Summer and the warmer months of the year you are always busy and staying on your feet, your moving and working. Halloween is so much fun.

    Cons

    During the colder months we are slower in hours and are not as busy, so the days drag on. We may get a lot done in the store, due to the lack of actual customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - A Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great company, fast paced and fun. Company is growing.

    Cons

    buildings are small in some loacations, makes freight a challange

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential with many different locations and positions available. Flexibility with schedule. Fun environment. Employee discount of 30%. Great benefits coverage.

    Cons

    No real challenge differences compared to typical retail. Constantly changing and evolving seasonal merchandising offers a challenge for those not interested in merchandising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a PARTY STORE. A fun place to work! The customers you interact with are shopping for a celebration. Great experience if you like helping customers create memorable occasions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gurnee, IL

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities available, home/work life balance, paid holidays, excellent benefits and compensation packages, very fun atmosphere, ideas are listened too and valued

    Cons

    Still a retail schedule, however Thanksgiving and Christmas can be taken off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue looking for new programs and ideas. We're headed in the right direction as a comoany.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    General Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, Fun and friendly personnel on all levels, great leadership

    Cons

    Long shifts throughout Halloween but it's better than Christmas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    General Manager

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

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great leadership support and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Management required to work freight and set Plano's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a better solution for discontinued or out of season merchandise other then packing it away for another day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in South Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - General Manager in South Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in and the customers are celebrating something so it's a pleasure to help them. Great people to work with and support is there for you. Company HR is investing in the development of existing and new people to make us an even better company. Company IT is investing in technology at store level to improve operations and execution. Benefits are good. You actually get to take your Holidays and Vacation unlike some Retailers.

    Cons

    It is what you make it, like any Retail job. The Pros far outweigh any cons.
    It's a hands on job so be prepared to lead by example and work alongside your Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only advice I have is to increase Hourly rates for the TL position so we can have better retention in a key carrier position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Could be better organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great pay always eight hours great managers and coworkers franchise so they head guy Is always there to check in and listen to things that are going on in the work place

    Cons

    After the new year hours get cut the Hire a bunch of ghetto people during holloween and you nearly miss lunch every shift so unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer and more together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is so great to be able to say "What are you celebrating?!" to each customer every day!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    We put a lot of time in merchandise presentation to make sure the stores are full, clean and consistent.
    The leadership values work-life balance and we have stores closed or with shortened hours on major holidays unlike other retailers.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get scared by popping balloons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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