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Factory Card & Party Outlet Reviews

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  1. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD

    I worked at Factory Card & Party Outlet full-time

    Pros

    Hours were flexible and management was cool.

    Cons

    No cons - I loved my job, but as I graduated from College I felt it was time to leave to pursue a career.


  2. "up and down but it is calmer now"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Cape Girardeau, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexiable hours and good people to wrk with. Love helping customers plan parties

    Cons

    The company forgets us down here and assumes we know things when we dont

    Advice to Management

    i think that management needs to listen to all employess not just certain ones


  3. "It was good"

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    Current Employee - Card Coordinator in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Card Coordinator in Newport News, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    availablity to get off if needed. we are now turning to a party city. we will see how this compares?!

    Cons

    pay could be better for the ones who work above and beyond their job, with great flexability to work when needed, train other's

    Advice to Management

    not to be so easy on the employees who don't show up to work, or pull their weight!!!!


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    "Worst place to start a Management Carreer."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount was ok but you cant buy clearance items.

    Cons

    Corporate has yet to figure out a balance in operation. This company has over 200 stores and runs as if its a small chain. Wastes alot of money.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the gossip and do your job.


  6. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greatest people ever! Great team. Great business. Sad to see it all end. So much more to accomplish... Hope everyone lands on their feet.

    Cons

    Being purchased by a manufacture that did not find value in what we all worked so hard to accomplish sad.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your contributions over the years. You have made us proud to be a part of the team in the good times and bad.


  7. "The worst place to work anywhere."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Nothing at all. well, did meet one District Manager that actually knew what he was talking about....of course, he came to the company from Party America.

    Cons

    Bonus structure was horrible...never enough payroll to properly run a store. Associates were not paid enough so it was impossible to get good associates on staff. The information from the home office was contradictory and often misleading. The shipments from the warehouse were always messed up. They like to hire store managers from outside the company and pay them more than what they were willing to pay the assistants that they promoted. Too much dead weight holding store manager postions.

    Advice to Management

    Be happy that Amscan bought you out.


  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Factory Card & Party Outlet full-time

    Pros

    Great Training, Great Benefits, Great Management

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours during holidays

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company and People

    Cons

    Not even one! Great Place


  10. "Not enough hours as only employed as temp for xmas period"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Factory Card & Party Outlet part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff Discount not many for temp staff

    Cons

    rude Costumers and quick staff turnover


  11. "Poor compensation, Terrible Schedule"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Busy work environment that kept the job from getting boring. Balloon bouquet creations were fun. Variety of job responsiblities. Co-workers were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible schedule. I probably got off a total of 6 weekends per year, had to work every other Saturday and Friday night. Was the "new" manager and was forced to work more nights and weekends than the other AM and SM, this lasted the 2 years I worked there. Low starting pay for AM, $11.25 per hour and got a .30 raise after a year.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be rotational schedule for management that is required and the DM should make sure this is being implemented.