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Party City Reviews

Updated May 26, 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)

  • fun environment and never had a problem with other employees (in 66 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 for management positions compared to competitors (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "If you're outgoing, then this place is an amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers and of employees are kind and easy to talk to
    Stress levels are low, not super demanding

    Cons

    no real ways for job advancement

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "I Loved it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, fun environment, good hours, great place to gain work experience. Very busy at times, which makes the work day go by quickly.

    Cons

    Hectic Halloween season, standing for long periods of time. Very slow at times, which makes the day seem to last forever.

    Advice to Management

    Although there were some discrepancies about closing duties that weren't completed well enough, I honestly liked every one of my managers and thought they all did a great job.


  3. "GREAT PEOPLE SO MUCH FUN TO BLOW UP BALLOONS AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN STORE HALLOWEEN IS THE BEST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    blowing up balloons
    Employees
    Flexible hours
    halloween is the best time to work !

    Cons

    Nothing is wrong with party city. It is an awesome place to work.


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  5. "wonderful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    customers
    fun environment
    flexible schedules
    awesome management
    promoting from within the company
    learning new things everyday

    Cons

    unable to work more than 23 hour a week due to new law changes

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great job!


  6. "Exciting and fast-paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Halloween Expert in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Halloween Expert in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During Halloween season, they give you good hours and you probably will work at least one cover shift but I almost guarantee more. They stress lunches if you work 8 hours and encourage you to take 35 minutes worth of time to yourself. They usually hire fun, energetic people and the environment doesn't put any pressure on you. This has been (technically) my first job, as I'm only 16, but if I had to tell anyone, it's the best job.

    Cons

    If you don't like brief training, this might throw you off. But if you're adaptable, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of sending random things, you should look at the inventory of that specific store and send accordingly. We've had an abundance of things that weren't selling as well and still received many more shipments of those things.


  7. "Halloween Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of my favorite jobs I've ever held.
    Friendly co workers.
    Fast paced work.
    Great Hours.

    Cons

    Customers got angry pretty fast.
    People leave parts of costumes all over the place.


  8. "LOVE WORKING AT PARTY CITY."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I work with in my district is wonderful. Supportive, helpful and genuinely wants to be there for each other. I was given extensive hands on training before getting my own store and the experience could not have been more positive. Love my job.

    Cons

    Retail is always challenging. But, it's worth it if you've got it in your blood. If you like hands on, you will love this job. Nothing ever stays the same and there is always something to change. Love that no two days are alike. There is no sitting around on this job.


  9. "Nice friendly co-workers and supervisors, even in the customer chaos the Management was always solid and willing to help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, helpful, willing to provide advice, as well as good natured.

    Cons

    You will work hard and the pay is...well, minimum wage.


  10. "Its fun........."

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    they allow u to dress up in costume each day

    Cons

    lots of children running around lol


  11. "So much fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You always get to see the fun of a party help with new ideas and Halloween is always AWESOME!

    Cons

    Sometimes like all jobs there is your down time when nothing is happening but that's about it


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