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Halloween City Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Gerald C. (Gerry) Rittenberg
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Pros
  • "I absolutely LOVED working here it was a very fun environment and easy work" (in 13 reviews)

  • "It's honestly a lot of fun to work here" (in 6 reviews)

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

  • "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)

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  1. "I had a lot of fun"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a good job 😁

    Cons

    It’s seasonal so uh it’s only 3 months


  2. "Spoooooktakular!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The season and most of the customers were incredibly fun.
    Met a great bunch of associates.
    Upper management (unlike at the parent company Party City) lets you do your thing for the most part as long as you're achieving financial results.

    Cons

    First and foremost, it's only temporary. Would've LOVED to have had this exact job all year long, but alas, that isn't possible.

    Advice to Management

    Make Party City more like Halloween City. At HC, you give your managers the wide open space to be creative in their pursuit of customer satisfaction and sales. At PC, you seem to hold management hostage via rules that don't work and an extremely hostile atmosphere. You're missing a HUGE opportunity by not allowing to happen at PC what goes on at HC.

  3. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Temporary Sales Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Temporary Sales Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor scheduling, low pay for effort given


  4. "Merchandise manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment to work and learn

    Cons

    Long hours, breaking down the store OS awful


  5. "Assisting Halloween"

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

    I have been working at Halloween City full-time

    Pros

    HALLOWEEN

    its a lot of fun. of course we have to take care of business but its great helping customers find what they need to make their halloween great.

    Cons

    Its a seasonal job, there is no job security.


  6. "Part time sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    BEST JOB EVER! I loved working here. Coworkers were like a family, eveeyone was really laid back and chill to work with, never a stressful environment and really enjoyed building plan o grams and assembling isles.

    Cons

    It was seasonal, didn't get to do everything the position offered due to it being seasonal


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.