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Party City Reviews

Updated August 14, 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 31 reviews)

  • Fun environment, tasks are repetitive, but not necessarily boring (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • Even tho I was paid above minimum wage, supervisors don't get paid extra (in 75 reviews)

  • Low pay for management positions compared to competitors (in 59 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. "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!!!!

  3. "No"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Costumers are generally great. The discount is good too.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't care about is employees. Recently a bunch of changes were made and they're just harder on everyone. Always understaffed because we don't get hours. Pay sucks for what you see expected to do.

    Advice to Management

    Go somewhere else


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overwhelming obstacles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Party City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Customers were the best part of this job.

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed, even during peak hours on weekends. Management has been relegated to glorified cashiers because company keeps payroll hours so low.

    Advice to Management

    Find another position, you deserve better


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  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. "Fun job"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun time, discounts, party fun

    Cons

    Terrible company, lousy managers, low pay

    Advice to Management

    I loved Party City for a while. I thought it was super fun, never felt like "work". The store I worked at, some people have been working there for 5+ years with no promotion. People get fired for "management reconstruction". All managers were lousy either way but this company will let go of people who did more than others. They kept the worst, let go of the semi-worst in a way. This company doesn't care for their workers. I never called in, always worked for shifts of others, did my work but nothing ever came my way. I got paid minimum wage but for the work, it's not worth it.


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