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Party City Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Worked at Party City for almost 6 years and lived through many hellish halloweens but overall it was a lot of fun to work here (in 32 reviews)

  • Fun environment, tasks are repetitive, but not necessarily boring (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • Even tho I was paid above minimum wage, supervisors don't get paid extra (in 75 reviews)

  • low pay increase for hourly associates (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "High school job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much about customers service and got good at blowing up balloons

    Cons

    Cheap company they never treated employee's well

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement died in 70s stop using it


  2. "team member"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Woodland, CA

    I worked at Party City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management, nice employees, very helpful.

    Cons

    none. A really nice place for employment

  3. "Fun Maybe"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to name any pay for store manager is good

    Cons

    Company not focused on being better and more effective. Pay for part time is low. Too many unnecessary tasks to preform.


  4. "Job review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours great environment

    Cons

    Little pay for the hard work that is expected

    Advice to Management

    Having a pay increase will help keep employees in the company


  5. "Front End Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Ability to move up

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Not enough hours
    Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Try to request more hours from corporate in order for daily tasks and operations to get done in a timely manner


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockaway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always busy and always growing. Building a lot of stores across the US. The people are great to work for. Great location and easy to get to.

    Cons

    65% travel or more during the busy time.


  7. "EA"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Manager in Novi, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay to responsibility ratio. Fairly set scheduling. December vacations in retail.

    Cons

    Halloween is your new Christmas and it becomes and entirely new job. Once you reach the Assistant Manager level there are not a lot of opportunities to become a manager without a willingness to travel to essentially be extra help with remodels.

    Advice to Management

    The carrot you dangle is not worth the hoops you put people through.

  8. "Custom inscribe specialist"

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    Former Employee - TeambLead Custom Inscribe Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - TeambLead Custom Inscribe Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work for the holidays

    Cons

    They dont promote from within the the sales team. They bring in outsiders from other companies so they can pay them less. There is no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from your salesteam at your location. Everyone likes a promotion


  9. "The other employees are great to work with but the customers complain about everything"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Selma, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other employees you work with are great. It is a fun and laid back place to work as long as you do your job

    Cons

    Customers are terrible. They will find anything to complain about just to get someone in trouble. The managers don't always have your back when the customers complain

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the store managers are strict about the return policies to the customers


  10. "It's ok job"

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    Current Employee - FES in Lost Creek, TX
    Current Employee - FES in Lost Creek, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount pretty much it yup

    Cons

    Low hours not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    We want more hours


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