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Party City Sales Associate Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 67 reviews)

Cons
  • Stay on minimum wage unless promoted (in 72 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make people day, you let them leave with what they came for or something similar , dressing up in costumes , watching the customers have fun finding their party items

    Cons

    Never had any problems at all , I was there such short period but it was fun.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !


  2. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  4. "How the Job is."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great environment. Its a strait forward job and the training from others is amazing.

    Cons

    You have to watch these "Videos" to be trained, most of the time. Some coworkers do much less than others and some really don't care.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down more on the people who do nothing.


  5. "Dont get a job that pays less than 8.50"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to interact with people , I don't work for a long period of time , I get out of school at 3:40 then get there @ 4 store close at 9 so that's a win win.

    Cons

    I don't get a break
    I have to stand up 24/7
    I didn't feel welcomed to my job everyone just stays to their self and get the job done so they can go home. I don't even get paid much money for what I do.Since I am new they pin everything on me , when I'm just the only one at the cash register


  6. "not a permanent job"

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    Former Employee - Halloween Expert (Sales Associate) in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Halloween Expert (Sales Associate) in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Party City (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    it great if you love Halloween, costumes, and dealing with customers

    Cons

    off season can get boring, management has personal issues


  7. "Party City Cashier/Sales Associate Review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Store Closes at reasonable time, Good Highschool Job

    Cons

    Not many hours, no full time offered unless Management, Not Cleanly

    Advice to Management

    Don't put all the workload on the front end. Actually clean the restrooms.

  8. "A decent first job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, easy task, friendly co workers

    Cons

    rude management, long shifts, limited hours


  9. "Not bad"

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    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


  10. "What did you expect"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Seasonal, get to wear fun stuff, most people are in a good mood

    Cons

    Depending on the location - angry show moms.
    Lack of communication from managers, petty college girls who ice out new people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good workers and don't hire girls who are all friends. There was more gossiping and drama than anything else happening. The older employees were being treated like "losers" by a group of teenage know-it-alls. Way to lose the actually valuable employees real fast.