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Party City Sales Associate Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun to work very colorful energetic friendly environment independent sometimes friendly customers (in 29 reviews)

  • It's a fun environment to work in as far as retail goes (in 62 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, halloween is craziness (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "It's ok"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Pros

    Nice first time job for students. Halloween time can be very hectic but the rest of the holidays aren't as bad.

    Cons

    Need to raise the pay wage to match the work that they have their employees do.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Good Retail experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the staff was mostly helpful and friendly, and very patient with a first time employee like me.

    Cons

    the holiday rush got very busy, and we were either understaffed or there were more of us than there were customers. but this all comes down to individual location.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Unbearable for a non-native"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Party City (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work, lots of veriety not boring- not too much mess.

    Cons

    Unfriendly white-dominant coworkers. Lots of new and small things to know about. Understaff. Break time not important. No break room ( a messy area in the stock room) you are helping ruin the environment by selling all the single use items!

    Advice to Management

    Take a better care of your employees!


  10. "No Goals"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours sometimes, consistent hours

    Cons

    Petty Management, Cliquish Environment, Put-Up and Shut-Up Culture

    Advice to Management

    Review the Supervisor training and see that its actually passed down to the Associates to avoid chaos and confusion.


  11. "Need to be more progressive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work environment, slightly higher than base 'new emplyee' wages

    Cons

    Management often needs clues about how to handle folks with special needs, such as ADHD and living over an hour away from the work site.

    Advice to Management

    Training in coping with people who need different handling than the normal everyday employee. Plus phrasing things better wouldn't help.