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Party City Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • 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. "overall good place for work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work, not very busy and the environment is cool

    Cons

    a little boring at times


  2. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of family. You really start to
    Foster a bond with your co workers , you need that at work

    Cons

    Pay , hours , poor management. Bigger stores have multiple managers and it's just extremely unorganized when so many people are " in charge "

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized and more open to sales associate opinions

  3. "Ok job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy and fun work environment

    Cons

    the place was run like a circus


  4. "Disorganized Mess"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    It is an interesting place to work--it's a different kind of retail store. And the employee discounts are fantastic.

    Cons

    There are too many managers, and each have their own way of doing things. The store manager where I worked managed based on her motion for that second. She was unfamiliar with company policies and would often make them up as she went along; that was problem because her "policy" would change from day to day and mood to mood.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the number of managers and supervisors in the store. Make sure those in charge are trained well and they retain what they are taught.


  5. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and very fast paced. The scheduling for the most part is very flexible. Closed on major holidays which was always an plus for me since I am family oriented.

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions. The company as a whole doesn't recognize the hard work you put it. Very high and non achievable expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Start sticking up for your workers because without them your store wouldn't be where it is. Set goal that are realistic to your associates. Motivate them to want more in their life not hold them back.


  6. "Great Environment but Sometimes Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, very upbeat atmosphere. Great employee discount. Employees greet every single customer that walks through the door. Managers are always on the floor doing the same work you're doing and never act like they're higher than you. Some managers are actually fairly young so there's obvious growth within the company.

    Cons

    Hours: If your availability is open, they will constantly ask you to come in during your days off which is good if you need the hours. But then you end up working 42+ hrs/week for no benefits.

    Breaks: They take advantage of the fact that the employees are young and may be unaware of labor laws. When I started, none of my coworkers even knew that they were entitled to rest breaks, and I began getting mocked by management for asking for my breaks because other employees started asking for theirs too.

    Lack of Supervision: When the older managers are gone for the night, the younger employees like to talk about very inappropriate things over the radio.

    Asset Protection: Very unprofessional in dealing with theft. On one occasion at my location, after management and the male employees confronted a guy attempting to steal something, the guy ran for the doors. The rest of us (the female employees) were ordered to stand in front of the doors to block him. He busted through and broke the doors, and management and the male employees chased him out into the parking lot where they tackled him. You should never put your employees in danger. If someone steals from the store, let the store be the victim not your workers.

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely wonderful environment for young adults looking for work, but lacking in professionalism.


  7. "No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Pretty laid back
    Fast pace with the changing of holidays

    Cons

    Corparate is kind of all over the place with direction

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key

  8. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers who are friendly

    Cons

    Long hours of standing on your feet


  9. "Party city is the worst place to work!!!"

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

    I worked at Party City full-time

    Pros

    Not busy during the normal xmas rush.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations - Poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I believe everyone is in the same sad boat. All the way up to the District Manager level.


  10. "Stock Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Party City in Turnersville, New Jersey is a great place to work while in school. They are flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Minimum wage is impossible to live on.


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