Spirit Halloween Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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Pros
  • It's a fun environment to work in (in 9 reviews)

  • Fun environment when the store is open (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management will say anything to you to get you to do more, but will turn on you in a heart beat (in 14 reviews)

  • It needs to be approved first by a district manager (in 14 reviews)

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  1. clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got the dress up, nice co workers, fun job

    Cons

    Had to do some hard labor, and they were underemployed so I had to stay late

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  2. Store associate responsible for assisting customers, display set up and take down, store opening and closing.

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great hours, friendly co-workers, fun environment and awesome employee discount.

    Cons

    Low pay and little incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Improve incentives.

  3. Wonderful first experience in retail.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompton Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pompton Plains, NJ

    I worked at Spirit Halloween full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This was my first retail job and I had such a great experience. I was promoted to assistant manager after about 2 weeks. Training was thorough, staff was great. I had a lot of fun and the discount was really useful. The Spirit of Children program is also really awesome. I was paid REALLY well and always allowed to go into overtime.

    Cons

    Not enough screening of employees, some were problematic. At times, a little scary for me opening and closing the store as I am very small and we were constantly having people try to break in. That's not the company's problem though.

    Advice to Management

    You're great.

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  5. Fast paced fun exciting but short lived

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lake Zurich, IL

    I have been working at Spirit Halloween

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay no drug test

    Cons

    Short lived and pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Open a Christmas store

  6. Team Member/ Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Hours, flexible schedule, easy to get promoted

    Cons

    Not organized , not professional, favoritism with employees and nothing but little clicks, not a team environment

  7. Best first job anyone could've asked for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirit Halloween

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, environment, got a ton of hours, staff was very friendly, management was awesome! We all worked as a great team!

    Cons

    Unloading the truck to put the store together and packing the truck to take the store down. It's only seasonal. :((

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be awesome to look into getting spirit an all year round store like go from Halloween to a Christmas theme that'd be neat! Other than that I thought management had all their ducks in a row! I got along great with all my managers! I even got hired in at Spencer's!

  8. Fun work environment to come to everyday, always something new.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Spirit Halloween full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, no uniforms, friendly staff.

    Cons

    not enough work hours until 2 weeks before Halloween.

    Advice to Management

    switch up the music playlist. lol

  9. Very fun, nice discount for Halloween, great learning experience setting up and tearing down the store.

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Lakeland, FL
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Spirit Halloween as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Halloween fun!
    Flexible Hours
    Very Entertaining
    Fun Staff and Customers

    Cons

    only a seasonal position
    not enough hours at times.

  10. HARD FUN AND A PARTY IF YOU CAN TAKE THE GRUELING work

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Spirit Halloween

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Putting together the store in 2 weeks literally broke my back made me regret life's decisions and want to quit, BUT IF YOU HOLD ON you will be able to see the transition from an empty store to a store stocked with merchandise and the entry of customers its actually mind boggling to see! And rewarding because you can truley say you put this store together. The atmosphere is fun, upbeat and sort of relaxed before the week of the 15 of October then your swapped everyday, unlike some stores you won't be scrambling around looking for something to do YOU WILL BE BUSY!

    Cons

    NO OVERTIME PAY
    NO SITTING DOWN EVEN FOR A MINUTE
    BASIC MINIMUM WAGE

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE HIRE SECURITY GUARDS CLOSE TO HALLOWEEN AND HIRE WORKERS TO UNLOAD SEMIS

  11. Awesome company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Spirit Halloween

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary, good environment and lots of fun!

    Cons

    Hard time finding hard working associates

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to start with

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