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"It's no Party."

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Former Employee - Online Merchandiser in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Online Merchandiser in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend

I worked at Party City full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

It's a job. Occasionally they buy some really cheap pizza for the office.

Cons

The systems don't match the processes they have (which are constantly changing and sometimes don't work.) They don't offer any real training, but will plunk you in an office with one of a few random employees who kinda-sorta go over the information with you. In general if you are a pretty girl you will get more attention from the guys in management. Merchandising Department has one of those typical sad, mean and just plain terrible office manager lady types with a nasty attitude. She literally mocked and commented on the eating habits of employees who no longer worked for her. After having experienced her awful management it became clear why no one would stay in the Merch department. She would talk around the employees, avoid eye contact , demean and attack for simple mistakes, use intimidation tactics to try and control her staff. They prefer young inexperienced girls so they can take advantage of them. They kept one girl on as a temp for almost a year making $12 an hour as an OM. When they finally hired her (after three other people quit) they raised her pay to 15 hourly (Neither of which is actually a living wage, this is California) So if you are a young lady with not a lot of experience and live at home or with a few roommates this wage might work for you. No Christmas holiday parties. They do a "bake-off" and get the employees to cook each other food for the party held during office hours, in the office. Their holiday gift is purchasing a bunch of gift cards (Jiffy Lube, Target Safeway etc...) and making the employees perform silly games to win them. Expensive medical insurance that doesn't cover much. After utilizing mine I received numerous bills showing insurance only covered fractions of the bill and there is a 30 dollar copay for each visit. Middle of nowhere location in Pleasanton, CA surrounded by pretty much the
worst places to eat you can think of.

Advice to Management

Get a grip. Your selling balloons and ribbon and plastic keychains. Not curing cancer. Actually, not really doing anything good at all. Just filling landfills.

Other Employee Reviews for Party City

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Logistics in Rockaway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn more about retail

    Cons

    A company controlled by private equity. The focus is on the manufacturing side of the business.


  2. "Fun with bumps"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Party City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have Great products, offer good pay, and have decent hours. I worked for a franchise and not the corporate store so my experience will be different

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of over all business direction. They changed their idea of doing things very often and this would often be the direct opposite of what was being doing prior.

    Advice to Management

    Coach and train employees. Don't continue the methods of leaving it alone and thinking the situations will get better. New people only fix issues for short period of time before things get bad again.

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