Party City

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Party City Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
395 Reviews
2.9
395 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.  

    Poor job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA

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

    Pros

    Somewhat fun environment. The people are usually nice and the atmosphere is mostly laid back. Good job for someone who doesn't want to work too hard

    Cons

    Horrible hours, minimum wage. If the managers don't think you're funny or cute, then you don't get very many hours no matter how hard of a worker you are. Temps seemed to have gotten more hours during Halloween than I personally did. I know atleast one temp who got over 40 hours one week when i only got 5. Also a close friend and co-worker who worked with me there, who was quite lazy and I out worked him considerably, got more hours than i did purely because he was good looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate your hiring process and schedule making process. Give workers equal opportunity and don't base it off of looks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    there okay for hiigh school but get out after graduation

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clackamas, OR

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

    Pros

    friendly coworkers,party and chill mangers

    Cons

    crappy customers , always on register not good managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place sucks.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock Clerk in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    The only pro is that the shifts work around being in highschool.

    Cons

    Pay you minimum wage to run the entire store while the managers sit in the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your butt and help your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have a lot of fun at Party City so far as a seasonal employee (for Halloween)

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lincoln, RI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lincoln, RI

    I have been working at Party City as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hours are great. I also work at McDonald's and I've never seen 24 hours in a week but with Party City, I had 20 hours MY FIRST WEEK. At McDonald's, my first week was 9 hours.
    The customers that come in are also very friendly.

    Cons

    If you can't make it for a shift, they make you try to find someone to cover it & if you can't, it's like you're screwed. They don't have too much sympathy for people with kids. I do have two of my own and I have to tend to them at times so I'm not able to make a shift sometimes. It doesn't matter to them.
    Also, for the amount of hours I work, I should be able to have some type of benefits. The 30% discount doesn't cut it.
    I was working an 8 hour shift one night & I was doing the fitting room.. I had been standing my entire shift next to a chair so it was torture to my feet. I wanted to sit down but as soon as I did, my manager told me to get up. I didn't understand why I couldn't sit down whenever it was really slow but I found it to be so inconsiderate. I understand that I was told from day one I would be standing on my feet for long hours but come on, standing next to a chair while my feet are in pain is TORTURE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if they would not hire people seasonal if they plan on giving them long hours with the minimum wage and 30% off discount. They should just hire people part-time. I understand it's only busy for Party City during Halloween but still, it's just not right in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    former employee, colorado

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    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
  7.  

    Interesting yet hardworking

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun work place
    Interesting customers

    Cons

    Horrible hours cheap money mon understanding people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat employes better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Seasonal Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Its a pretty decent job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Good First Job

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    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

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