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Spirit Halloween Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • My third year here, I had some issues with upper management (in 29 reviews)

  • long hours short season faced paced (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too bad Halloween ends"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my boss, thought my coworkers were okay and the money was pretty sweet too.

    Cons

    It was a seasonal job.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for having faith in your people, maybe pay your minimum-wage employees a bit more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales employee"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to dress up

    Cons

    Dealt with rude people and disorganization

    Advice to Management

    Have more professional staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Spirit Halloween was a great place to work. Though it's only seasonal it was great to make some extra holiday money. Staff was very friendly.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say that would be bad is that it's only seasonal. I really enjoyed working there and would have definitely stayed with them had it not been.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ginger Ashworth job application"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet different people dressed in all kind of ways

    Cons

    People stealing and not wanting to work

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back as soon as possible


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good short term gig"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Spirit Halloween (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and the work is straightforward which makes giving a good customer experience rather easy.

    Cons

    Rude customers are a given


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work.Great co-workers

    Cons

    It was a seasonal job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the co-workers were all very nice

    Cons

    management was not mature enough

    Advice to Management

    grow up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, pretty great. Wish they gave better hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super lax environment, most everyone there was pretty easy to get along with. Sales floor was pretty easy to memorize. Fitting rooms were not hard to maintain (most people hated doing this but it really wasn't that bad). Also, they paid $12/hr from Oct 29-31 and $9/hr for the rest of the season if I'm not mistaken. Overall, not a bad first retail job.

    Cons

    It can get pretty crazy around the weekend before Halloween. Almost like working a few Black Friday's in a row depending on the location. Also, towards the beginning of the season I averaged between 8 and 16 hours per week. But as the height of the season got nearer, it became more like 16-24 hours per week. Lesson learned: don't drop your other job to work here. Also, brace yourself for an insane amount of customers in your store near the end of October.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective about who to hire (often they'll hire just about anyone, even just a few weeks before Halloween) this way, the pay roll doesn't get so tight and people can get better hours. Otherwise, kudos for being such a fun place to work at!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun temp job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great employees discount.

    Cons

    Short staffing left customer service gaps


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stoneham, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stoneham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and great employee discounts

    Cons

    Customers get difficult closer to Halloween


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