Halloween City Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2020

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3.6
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Halloween City CEO     Gerald C. (Gerry) Rittenberg (no image)
Gerald C. (Gerry) Rittenberg
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun environment to work and learn(in 13 reviews)

  • "Friendly staff and customers, it’s a fun place to work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The physical labor of these tasks is not worth the minimum wage offered regardless of prior customer service experience(in 9 reviews)

  • "Poor scheduling, low pay for effort given(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great, temporary Source of Extra Cash"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Worker in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Halloween City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job, and its temporary nature makes it a great choice for some extra cash. Was interesting work due to the products you're working with, and it proved quite easy to pick up extra hours when I had a chance.

    Cons

    Hours could change on the fly quite easily. Because it was a temporary storefront and position, it was mostly staffed by high school and college students, many of whom often proved fickle in coming in when they were scheduled.

  2. "HC"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at Halloween City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work is divided among few workers

    Cons

    Are not given many hours to work


  3. "Enjoyed It Here"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team I worked with was pretty great, and felt like a family. The pay was pretty decent too. My managers were honestly some of the kindest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    There wasn't great communication between some of the staff in order to keep track of when people were supposed to go on break or when they had to go home. Plus the lack of people on shift sometimes would result in merchandise being stolen because we didn't have enough people on hand.

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  4. "Great Seasonal Job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager in Shelby, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, help from upper management anytime you may need it.

    Cons

    Its seasonal and they expect you to hire a large number of employees right at end of season.

  5. "Loved it"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment, entertaining To watch people scream at the anima Tronics, pretty easy work, overall really fun job

    Cons

    You really don’t get paid a whole lot, there is a lot of drama, corporate can come in and take pictures of you without your consent, but mostly it’s just a lot of drama

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  6. "Don’t waste your time"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job, customers are fun to work with

    Cons

    I don’t recommend working here. Staff wants to start drama. You work with adults but they act like high schoolers. I was never paid for the hours that I worked here. Wasn’t given login information to clock in till I had already been there 2 weeks. Management claimed they would take care of it and they never did. So I was working shifts without being able to clock in. Tons of people quit or stopped showing up because they knew they weren’t getting paid. They also only “pay” you on a pay card, and you have to wait 3 weeks to use it. Which again, I was never paid.

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  7. "Friendly Service, Crazy Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    Halloween has an overall very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Not many benefits given out.

  8. "If you're looking for seasonal work, look elsewhere."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The managers are great people and put a lot of hard work into making the store run properly. Fun work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Corporate want's to have as many as 21 people hired at any given time (I'm sure that # varies depending on location), and that's not including managers. Hours are spread very thin between coworkers. Corporate is very disconnected with how the stores function, they push quantity over quality because of the short time frame they're open.

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  9. "Need to have better set up."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - General Manager in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, creative, flexible schedule pay rate for all is a little more than last 2 yrs.

    Cons

    Site's need different items for each location. Nothing that is supposed to be where it says. Definitely need better communication to build,truck, and store definitely Iacking. Allow The store GM to also be apart of site choice. Need to not abuse salary based employees.

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  10. "Horrible."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It’s an immediate hire because they want people to help set up the store(not fun).

    Cons

    Everything. Poor management. Manager hires his little friends. Worst assistant manager ever. False accusations while being cashier. Dirtiest store ever even after I would clean it. Fittings rooms would never be cleaned. I would be the only one doing work while everyone would be In The managers office.

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