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Party City Reviews

Updated February 19, 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 30 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 70 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. "Great coworkers and management - taught me a lot!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Former Employee - Team Lead
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The support and from management was always encouraging staff to provide excellent customer service. Management supports their staff and provided a great working environment.

    Cons

    The schedule - it's retail, so the weekends and varied hours are required.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on developing staff and providing excellent customer service. This is already there, so continuing in this path will just continue to make this company stellar.


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  5. "Fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Converse, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Converse, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to meet all kinds of different unique people, always something to do, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, not organized.

    Advice to Management

    More organization


  6. "Many years at ol Party City"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time

    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. And I learned a lot about the retail and corporate setting.

    Cons

    The management was always rotating.


  7. "Wasn't a bad job...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Colonial Heights, VA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Colonial Heights, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job is as exactly as I said, just a Job. dont not expect to become a manager or move up the ladder anytime soon. Dont get me wrong, i loved the people that i worked with. There was always something to do and the job was pretty much what you made it. This is not a bad job if your in college looking to put money in your pocket.
    -Flexible
    -Not hard of a job

    Cons

    Halloween! you WILL get annoyed constantly having to pull a costume and picking up the same mask every 5 mins. Even when Halloween is not around you will always have a cart full of freight to put away. Then there are some customers that insist of blaming you for them shopping two days before a b-day trying to get a costume 2 days before halloween.
    -pay (7.25)
    -customers

    Advice to Management

    please try and raise the amount associates get paid. 7.25 is just pathetic, especially in this day in age. All in All, not really a bad JOB


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Fun energetic environment. Halloween season is the best time you will ever have at a job.

    Cons

    Fast paced, not for the slow moving or people not able to multi task.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions within company will create loyalty.


  9. "Fun for a short time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hrs , nice people

    Cons

    Low payment no tips no comission


  10. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I worked at Party City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were very friendly and if i ever had a question they didn't hesitate to answer.

    Cons

    Minimum wage paying job. Work can be stressful and you need to know how to work under pressure


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Hartford, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Hartford, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They were very friendly and if i ever had a question they didn't hesitate to answer. they also gave me a great recommendation when I left.

    Cons

    the other employes were not the best and the location of the store was not amazing.



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