Party City Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
332 Reviews
2.8
332 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 16 reviews)

  • This company has a fun environment with very likable people (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement (took me 4 years to be promoted to a supervisor) (in 10 reviews)

  • The minimum wage was pretty disappointing (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    So much fun

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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Party City full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You always get to see the fun of a party help with new ideas and Halloween is always AWESOME!

    Cons

    Sometimes like all jobs there is your down time when nothing is happening but that's about it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to wok!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    nice staff
    good training
    not over staffed
    good management team

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this company, it is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed the fast work pace during Halloween.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    Helping customers plan a party or event during Halloween is very fun

    Cons

    didn't get enough hours while working there

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  5.  

    Its fun.........

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    they allow u to dress up in costume each day

    Cons

    lots of children running around lol

    Recommends
  6.  

    Alright For a First Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hurst, TX

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

    Pros

    Sometimes you had customers that could make you laugh. Your team tried their best to help out. Finally, it helped out when I started college.

    Cons

    Tough customers were common. Training lasted for at least a week even during busy times. Had many rude customers. Did not always get a good manager or helpful team leader due to the fact that they switched around a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to get on a cash register when it's busy. Try to get your employees out on time; it's not their fault you had a call or text when you could pull cash drawers for the next cashier to come in. Finally; keep up the good work in defending you employees against rude customers. The customer is NOT always right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    I always have great things to say about working here. First off they trained me super well, not like in other stores where they abandon you on your first day! We had walkies there and managers/supervisors were always available and more than willing to help if ever called. They have lots of patience to train! Second the amount of work load is doable. You are def on your feet all day but it's not so much running around or carrying heavy things. Working at the balloon counter was my favorite part even though your fingers get tired, you get to be creative and see people smile. Cashier is the most boring job there but still, it's simple! answering phone calls is easy as well once you are trained and know how to answer most questions. Of course working during Halloween seems hectic but there's SO MANY new hires to help that you know you won't be left with all of the work. Everyone literally works as a team and sincerely wants to help each other, my kinda place! I'm gonna miss working there! I've worked for other retail stores before and this has definitely been my favorite. i ALWAYS left work happy and NEVER dreaded coming in! pretty crazy to me but it's true, this place was that great! My managers were never too pushy or hard to talk to. Best management I've worked for! I hope to be lucky again!

    Cons

    The only reason I can't continue working there is the pay. I live on my own and need to afford rent and what not. If they payed hire, I'd stay there without a doubt!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work! You guys are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    party city sucks

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    Current Employee - Stocker  in  Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Metairie, LA

    I have been working at Party City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job when the store not busy

    Cons

    Being worked like a slave for 7.25 and for only 28 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Party City Co. is a great company to work for. They offer great training and plenty of room to move up in the business.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Party City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The experience and the opportunities they provide. There are so many stores and so many positions to move up on the ladder through.

    Cons

    For some people competition is a downfall. In a way party city is a very competitive work environment. You are constantly trying to show your boss why you are the best employee they have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're not a hard working, clear cut, dedicated manager, like my manager was at the Bryant street location in San Francisco, then I would strive to be more like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    I worked here when I was still in school and really enjoyed it. Coworkers were nice. I enjoyed helping customers select items for parties and events.

    Cons

    It can go from being super busy (Halloween) to being dead (most other holidays.) The pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering raising pay to keep good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good if management is good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, NJ

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

    Pros

    It's easy work and it isn't hard to learn. Plenty of time to talk to your coworkers when its slow. Colorful store environment. Great discount.

    Cons

    Management can be rough when distributing hours... there were weeks where I only got scheduled for 3 hours, which ultimately lead to my leaving. Halloween time is absolute hell... store is trashed and it takes forever to clean it, lines out the door, management is frazzled, hours are long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some loss prevention and don't schedule people for one 3 hour shift a week!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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