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Party City Los Angeles Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Pros
  • Fun to work very colorful energetic friendly environment independent sometimes friendly customers (in 29 reviews)

  • fun environment and never had a problem with other employees (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is minimum wage, so if you're looking for a job to pay rent I would recommend looking elsewhere (in 70 reviews)

  • Low pay for management positions compared to competitors (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Good Retail experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the staff was mostly helpful and friendly, and very patient with a first time employee like me.

    Cons

    the holiday rush got very busy, and we were either understaffed or there were more of us than there were customers. but this all comes down to individual location.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  2. "What did you expect"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Seasonal, get to wear fun stuff, most people are in a good mood

    Cons

    Depending on the location - angry show moms.
    Lack of communication from managers, petty college girls who ice out new people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good workers and don't hire girls who are all friends. There was more gossiping and drama than anything else happening. The older employees were being treated like "losers" by a group of teenage know-it-alls. Way to lose the actually valuable employees real fast.


  3. "Good Only Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours for the Halloween season, friendly staff, and fun. Very hands on kind of job. 30℅ discount on all items.

    Cons

    Unlike Halloween, don't expect much hours for the rest of the year. Managers tend to not teach you much, so you'll be on your own, my advice get to know your coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to give your employees more hours and be fair. Stop being so cheap. Set the example by being friendly yourselves and help new employees, being stressed does not equal to treating fellow coworkers like peasants, you were I'm their spot once.


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  5. "cool teen job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, fun enviroment sometimes

    Cons

    drama between the other associates. Not enough hours, with open availability was only getting 5hr a week


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is fairly easy and very straightforward. The nature of the job is simple. I worked some of the seasonal positions like picture wall, which was more fast-paced, but most of the work I did like organizing the products in each aisle, assisting customers with questions or concerns, was very easy.

    Cons

    During Halloween season, the pace fluctuates between extremely busy and slow, there really isn't any medium. And when it gets busy, it can be a little overwhelming. If you work there as a seasonal employee, you're likely to get fired at the end of the season because they don't need the extra help during the rest of the year. The pay is minimum wage, so if you're looking for a job to pay rent I would recommend looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    A 50-pound ladder is not easy to carry by yourself... so if you see an employee help another employee by carrying the other end of the ladder please don't call them out for it...


  7. "GM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product selection fun at Halloween

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.Unfair labor practices

    Advice to Management

    Beware


  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, located in big shopping center, always something to do, cool people

    Cons

    Poor pay, hard to get hours, too much time off


  9. "My experience at party city was good they had a very friendly environment and the work schedule was worked around yours."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to be proactive this is a good job for you. Managable work hours and all around fun experience.

    Cons

    Always on your feet. No time to sit and rest. Always something to work on. If your lazy find another outlet for jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "honesty and integrity"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and active (if you are an active person), take complaints and grievances seriuosly, go the extra mile for their customers, give away free balloons to kids.

    Cons

    may get injured if you are not comfortable, bruises, cuts, disorganization, lack of integrity, over stock issues.

    Advice to Management

    enforce integrity within your management team, enforce honesty, be aware of the mold and broken pipes in the store.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Party City (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get a 30 percent discount

    Cons

    Underpaid, raises are a joke. don't expect anything great from this company


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