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Party City Reviews

Updated February 22, 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)

  • It's a fun environment to work in as far as retail goes (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is minimum wage, so if you're looking for a job to pay rent I would recommend looking elsewhere (in 69 reviews)

  • low pay, halloween is craziness (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Good Temporary Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance to meet cool and friendly people at certain locations.
    Very flexible with schedule, depending on GM.
    A lot of nifty benefits if you know where to look.

    Cons

    Corporate is sloppy, unorganized, and doesn't know which direction to head in. Party City is only around because Amscan (manufacturer that owns Party City) uses it to undercut their own customers. And it shows. The job is good for a student, anyone else expect to be at Party City 10+ years before making a decent income, as long as your hourly you'll never get out what you put in.


  2. "Flexible job for anybody"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent projects
    flexible schedule
    easy work load

    Cons

    Employee drama
    30 min lunches for 8 hour shifts


  3. "Very Average Part-Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    The environment can be very lively. Balloon sculptures are fun to make.

    Cons

    Not flexible. Minimum wage. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Work on cultivating more positive relationships with your employees.


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  5. "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paradise Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paradise Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount on merchandise
    Usually pretty good coworkers
    Not an incredibly difficult job
    Management is good and usually has your back

    Cons

    Halloween can be insane or fun depends on who you are
    Customers as usual can be incredibly rude untrustworthy
    Some nights you will be at the store well after close trying to get it straightened up for the next day

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you can be too relaxed with employees find a good balance


  6. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Rockaway, NJ

    I worked at Party City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, great people. I learned a lot during my internship.

    Cons

    The lighting in the building is not very good.


  7. "It's horrible stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good co workers
    15 for $1 xandy

    Cons

    Sucky pay district manager suck

    Advice to Management

    Forget y'all


  8. "No Goals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours sometimes, consistent hours

    Cons

    Petty Management, Cliquish Environment, Put-Up and Shut-Up Culture

    Advice to Management

    Review the Supervisor training and see that its actually passed down to the Associates to avoid chaos and confusion.


  9. "Need to be more progressive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work environment, slightly higher than base 'new emplyee' wages

    Cons

    Management often needs clues about how to handle folks with special needs, such as ADHD and living over an hour away from the work site.

    Advice to Management

    Training in coping with people who need different handling than the normal everyday employee. Plus phrasing things better wouldn't help.


  10. "Front-End Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, Friendly supervisor/co-workers, Easy position to learn, flexible scheduling, you can move up the ranks quickly.

    Cons

    Micromanaging district manager, poor scheduling (not enough staff on duty), be prepared to do the job of 3 people, Co-workers don't always jump in to help when busy, when there is a full staff your hours will be cut. They don't appreciate the good help they have. Nothing ever seems to be good enough.

    Advice to Management

    The need to look into the behavior of their district manager. I can see why there is high turnover at our location. He is a bully to put it bluntly.


  11. "eh"

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

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    good coworkers, usually nice customers

    Cons

    management sucked, store always a mess

    Advice to Management

    get it together



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