Party City - Culture quickly changed my last two years from being inventive & friendly to a threat based management system. | Glassdoor
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"Culture quickly changed my last two years from being inventive & friendly to a threat based management system."

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Party City full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Fun, fresh product mix that was constantly changing as the seasons did. Halloween was always the premier time to be there.

Cons

Horrible payroll model. No encouragement for assistant to move up the ladder: crappy hours & no support from DM's, no promise of a bonus. Quality of life is affected when you cannot enjoy the very things you sell with your own family because your working.

Advice to Management

Go back to allowing your store managers to think creatively & abandon the "Just like picture" mentality.

Other Employee Reviews for Party City

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor efficiency model. Frustrating time management model. Expect the world of you for minimum wage"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cape Coral, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cape Coral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like the merchandise you do receive a fairly generous discount of 30%.

    Cons

    The pay is not only bad, but a bump up to Team Leader (keyholder) is a negligible .15 cent increase.

    Advice to Management

    Take your personal grudges elsewhere, district manager is unwilling to terminate general managers with dubious track records. You know when the turnaround rate on your management is every two months then something must be seriously amiss.:


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Will the investors ever wake up?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Some co-workers - very hard working, passionate people.
    Wellness program.

    Cons

    HR Dept - helpless-puppets of upper management. Over promise and under deliver.
    Upper Management - does not manage, they "lord over". Do not know their employees. Do not know how to create a positive working environment. They do not replace employees when they leave, expect inexperienced people to do the job of someone with many more years experience. Do not pay or title anyone for the job they are expected to do. Play favorites among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! You are running this company into the ground! Why do you think quality people are leaving?

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