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Party City Reviews

Updated July 24, 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 30 reviews)

  • fun environment and never had a problem with other employees (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Even tho I was paid above minimum wage, supervisors don't get paid extra (in 74 reviews)

  • Low pay for management positions compared to competitors (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    The job was simple and easy

    Cons

    A slow job it's hard to keep yourself busy


  2. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff was fun to work with for the most part, interesting merchandise, good first time job, fun work environment.

    Cons

    I was told I would be assisting in the MERCHANDISING of a new store. This was not the case. I was building walls, assembling stock shelves and doing things I felt I was underqualified to do (I've worked retail and set up stores before but I was literally building the store which I am not qualified to do) so I toughed it out as long as I could but I felt it was severely mismanaged and not a good fit for me. There is only ever 1 manager in the store and one sales associate for a very large store. Totally understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the job duties involved and have at leas 4 employees in the store at once. Get better management.

  3. "Low pay"

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    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible scheduling. Some members of management are very understanding and hate how corporate does things too.

    Cons

    Bad customers, horrible pay, more work to do than there are employee's to complete the work, management chooses favorites!!! Some managers can get away with sitting in the office on their phone while others work the floor and do what they're supposed to do. Other managers will be down your throat and hold your hand while you work on projects assigned .Good luck trying to move up in the company-- promotion increase provided is an insult to hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop choosing favorites, pay employee's better, corporate needs to back off with putting too much on managements plate. FIGURE IT OUT!!! People will stay if they feel appreciated and understood! Loading work onto people will only scare them away!!!!


  4. "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


  5. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very easy
    Very friendly
    Good as a first time job
    Flexible

    Cons

    Management is very unorganized
    Hours given by cooperate are not enough
    Work for a year and get one 10 cent raise

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for advancement and pay raises. Give more hours and distribute them evenly.


  6. "easy job for first timers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Pros

    easy work, positive work environment.

    Cons

    inconsistent hours or no hours at all.

    Advice to Management

    could be better if you gave employees set hours


  7. "Team lead"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers nothing else

    Cons

    Everything they promise you hours you never get stores do not have enough help

    Advice to Management

    GM is a great guy but the higher up need to get there head out of there behinds and show they care

  8. "eh its ok"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Party City (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun place to work and great people

    Cons

    every one was super young so work hard to complete


  9. "It was OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Frequent product changes as seasons changes, so always something new.

    Cons

    Halloween is a nightmare, but somehow still fun... Highly underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Unnecessary POG changes are a waste of time.


  10. "Pretty cool job."

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

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    easy training, funny music, small discount, easy clean up.

    Cons

    Long lines and long response times from managers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more than just off of bias. New or not.


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