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Halloween City Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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Pros
  • A very fun environment to work in (in 10 reviews)

  • It's honestly a lot of fun to work here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and long work day for General Manager (in 7 reviews)

  • The customers can be jerks and you usually start off with minimum wage so there's a high turnover (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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

    Pros

    Fun experience with great items

    Cons

    Low pay sadly because it was fun


  2. "Market Manager"

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    Former Employee - Market Manager in Tully, NY
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Tully, NY

    I worked at Halloween City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Paced , Fun, Energetic, Busy

    Cons

    Not enough staff ,Growing pains with new system

    Advice to Management

    meetings

  3. "Wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's honestly a lot of fun to work here! If you love Halloween this is the best place to work for.

    Cons

    It sucks being seasonal and closer to Halloween you may work long hours but it's still wonderful

    Advice to Management

    I guess try to get the next week schedule up faster. There was a time that I was late for work because I thought I had a day off and I didn't because the schedule went up on my day off and I was not infrom whento go in.


  4. "Great first job and for balancing work/school"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, direct deposit, getting to try out different costumes, helping customers put together and "create a character", flexible schedule for students

    Cons

    Above minimum (but still low) pay, understaffed especially as it got close to Halloween, lots of recovery after store closes, temporary position

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep enough staff especially as it gets closer to Halloween


  5. "Good Seasonal Experience"

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

    Pros

    Very easy to get the job. Didn't have an interview. I went into the store, met with the manager, filled out an application online and got the job.
    Coworkers were very friendly and easy to work with.
    It was easy to pick up extra shifts if I wanted more hours on any given week.

    Cons

    Lots of stressed, unpleasant customers, but that's a given in retail. Minimal training on cash register. There were a few shifts where we were understaffed.


  6. "I loved it here!"

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

    Pros

    lots to do
    easy work
    fun super fun
    always busy time flies fast

    Cons

    no schedule lenience got to be there when they want you on call


  7. "could use alot of work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a really easy hiring process i worked at one of the Halloween stores some of the people were really nice

    Cons

    Management had no clue what they were doing i was hired as assistant manager with absolutely no experience then when a more experienced person i willing stepped down an then changed my hours the manager then let me go because there excuse was i eent to the bathroom to many time which was 4 times i will not recommend this as a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure the management is doing what the say they are please and are not just letting people go becase the have a disagreement with them without a valid reason

  8. "Horrible & racist management"

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

    Pros

    Making customers happy abt Halloween

    Cons

    My managers husband came in spewing derogatory racist remarks and showing off his white supremacist tattoos.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and gain some morals!


  9. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Selden, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Selden, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Halloween City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, short intense selling period, got a bonus for performance and results. Company treat it associates with respect, and would re-apply for another selling season if I were not currently employed.

    Cons

    Temporary employment, short selling period,


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at Halloween City part-time

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work if you love Halloween. Employees get a great discount.

    Cons

    Salary is low, considering the amount of responsibility of the assistant manager position.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a lot more organization, and needs to make better hiring choices for sales associate positions.


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