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Party City Reviews

Updated October 18, 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 34 reviews)

  • Fun environment, tasks are repetitive, but not necessarily boring (in 73 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 62 reviews)

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  1. "Picture wall"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Opelika, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Opelika, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Love interacting with the customers. They was always busy.

    Cons

    When it's slow there's not too much to do but walk down the aisle an straighten up.


  2. "Was With LAUSD Youth Program"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Party City as a contractor

    Pros

    They give you a lot of hours so you make a lot of money over the period of time you are there.

    Cons

    They sometimes take advantage of you if you're new(how I felt) made me do a lot of things I wasn't normally supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    If they're not manager or supervisor then they shouldn't be telling any employer what to do,

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The connections I made with coworkers

    Cons

    Having to come in super early some mornings in order to fill all orders


  4. "Party at party city"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Always upbeat

    Cons

    Customers aren't always nice


  5. "High school job"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "Decent places to meet great people"

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers great customers fun items

    Cons

    Customers who can't find coupons are very harsh


  9. "."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    great people overall and good environment

    Cons

    we get payed way too little

    Advice to Management

    give more hours and rise the hourly pay


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment, Love working for Halloween season, Balloon department is my favorite,

    Cons

    Difficult customer base, minimum opportunities to advance


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