Party City Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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3.3
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Pros
  • "In my case it was a pretty fun environment to work in(in 113 reviews)

  • "Great work environment for all employees(in 103 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work Weekends, Low Pay, Inexperienced staff(in 98 reviews)

  • "As a supervisor, getting paid lower than minimum wage(in 96 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun

      May 10, 2021 - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Blowing up balloons, helping customers plan parties.

      Cons

      Old registers, poorly made products

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun culture, nice people, but poorly organized

      May 12, 2021 - UX-UI Designer in Pleasanton, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Really nice people - Great culture, lots of fun activities and socials - New generation of executives are visionary and transformative - Committed to diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      - Managers are few and difficult to access. Their days are packed with meetings. - Work and meetings run long and late because offices are all over the U.S. and time zones vary - Small teams and not many duplicative roles, so usually one person is juggling a lot - Old machines and outdated processes make working slow - Not many opportunities for advancement since there aren't many managerial positions - Not much spare capital to build out large teams and hire the best talent

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      corporate does not care about the people.

      May 10, 2021 - Manager in Burlington, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -exciting environment -progressive company -decent pay once you’re higher up in ranks

      Cons

      -the management is trash in most stores i’ve been in -corporate makes changes to things like scheduling and position titles/requirements trying to pass them off as better for the employees, but really it’s making things worse for us for the gain of the company -employees are ignored when concerns are raised, even with FAMILY MEMBERS call corporate to raise their own concerns about things such as harassment in the workplace.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      My time at Party City

      May 3, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I enjoyed being able to work many hours during the height of the halloween season

      Cons

      Communication with management was sparse and conflicts with other coworkers seems to never have been dealt with in a fully professional manner (but I suspect it was my locations issue)

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A fun atmosphere to work at

      May 3, 2021 - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mansfield, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All of the workers were fun. The employer is the best boss I could ask for and the work wasn't hard to do.

      Cons

      Some of the workers' work ethics weren't the best.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent

      May 8, 2021 - Clerk 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's easy, don't do much

      Cons

      not really anything bad. Boring I guess?

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Thumbs up

      May 13, 2021 - Casher in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, exciting, coworkers, team work, flexible

      Cons

      Managers, customers, changes, boring, not flexible

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      fun job

      May 5, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun environment, good staff, friendly

      Cons

      low pay, young managers late hours

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Operations Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours Good pay Fun environment

      Cons

      Can be stressful Seasonal transitions Lots of projects at one time

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good job

      May 5, 2021 - Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a good first job or for a young adult

      Cons

      It is busy and you blow balloons alot

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