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Halloween City Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Gerald C. (Gerry) Rittenberg
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Pros
  • "A very fun environment to work in" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Fun place to work and good experience working with retailers if that's the kind of business that you are looking to get into" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I'm a hard worker, but I was appalled at what this company expects out of you in exchange for minimum wage" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The duties you will be asked to perform while working as a part time associate are not conveyed up front" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "I love working at Halloween city if you love being around kids and love helping people you willlove working here"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot of different things that you’ve never done before you get to enjoy the excitement of everybody who comes in also

    Cons

    Trying to multitask which isn’t that hard it’s just trying to make sure that no one is stealing and not accusing anyone of stealing but other than that there’s no cons to me

    Advice to Management

    Managers at Halloween city do a very good job they work very hard


  2. "Good Seasonal Job"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great environment
    -Nonstressful (they will train you and won't push you out of your boundaries)
    -Satisfying (Making things orderly and helping customers is nice)

    Cons

    -Not always the issue, but I did not get very many hours
    -Not the best pay, but it's a lax job

  3. "Seasonal Retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    Because it's a quick seasonal job there aren't as many nuanced corporate things to deal with. You get a discount on everything and can wear what you want, including costumes and stuff from the store during the season.

    Cons

    Very chaotic because of the short season, and the environment gets messy fast because of all the children in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus on making sure people get training before their first shift.


  4. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Halloween City full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours. Overworked and grossly underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your management more.


  5. "Working here was a blast!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid to play with costumes all day and help people who are excited about Halloween. Do you love Halloween? Then work here! Seriously wish this job was year round.

    Cons

    Sometimes the building they set up in is old or may have a/c plumbing problems. Also it’s only part time and minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    I really don’t have any. The managers I worked with were so awesome.


  6. "Okay if you need retail experience"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Levittown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hire, low effort, decent for a first job experience

    Cons

    Bad security, unorganized management, ideas and objectives are scattered among members

    Advice to Management

    I understand that as a seasonal store you don't need to put a lot of effort into the foundation, but it could help a lot.


  7. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    Good Manager, good environment, easy work.

    Cons

    Part time opportunities, usually just seasonal.

  8. "Ok while lasted"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun while lasted. Good store level managers and associates.

    Cons

    Promise of full time employment with a Party City a falsehood.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie to your store and district managers about continuing employment.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    it was only 2 months

    Cons

    there was unorganized and unprofessional management


  10. "My fellow employees were nice and very kind, some where a bit rude and didn't like me."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good workers, kind costumers, good people

    Cons

    Some employees were rude, and strict.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much, maybe hire people who aren't salty and rude cause of there bad dental hygiene.


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