Party City

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Party City Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
437 Reviews
3.1
437 Reviews
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Jerry Rittenberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Plus is employee discount of 30% which actually comes handy (in 22 reviews)

  • flexible hours (usually), shifts aren't too early or too late, most managers can be very agreeable (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Everyone starts at minimum wage and when they give you a raise once a year its literally pennies (in 26 reviews)

  • There was a low pay, specially if you where younger than 18 years old (in 22 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential with many different locations and positions available. Flexibility with schedule. Fun environment. Employee discount of 30%. Great benefits coverage.

    Cons

    No real challenge differences compared to typical retail. Constantly changing and evolving seasonal merchandising offers a challenge for those not interested in merchandising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a PARTY STORE. A fun place to work! The customers you interact with are shopping for a celebration. Great experience if you like helping customers create memorable occasions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - A Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great company, fast paced and fun. Company is growing.

    Cons

    buildings are small in some loacations, makes freight a challange

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its a fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mokena, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mokena, IL (US)

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Party City is a fun place to work because you get to interact with people by offering excellent customer service, by suggesting items to make their party memorable. party city has a lot to offer for parties from banners to paper goods to balloons. Also you get the opportunity to set plan-o-grams if you thrive to work in a fast paced environment and like to multitask party city is definitely a place to consider.

    Cons

    Its a lot of work but its fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Party City full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, Fun and friendly personnel on all levels, great leadership

    Cons

    Long shifts throughout Halloween but it's better than Christmas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gurnee, IL (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gurnee, IL (US)

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities available, home/work life balance, paid holidays, excellent benefits and compensation packages, very fun atmosphere, ideas are listened too and valued

    Cons

    Still a retail schedule, however Thanksgiving and Christmas can be taken off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue looking for new programs and ideas. We're headed in the right direction as a comoany.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in South Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in South Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in and the customers are celebrating something so it's a pleasure to help them. Great people to work with and support is there for you. Company HR is investing in the development of existing and new people to make us an even better company. Company IT is investing in technology at store level to improve operations and execution. Benefits are good. You actually get to take your Holidays and Vacation unlike some Retailers.

    Cons

    It is what you make it, like any Retail job. The Pros far outweigh any cons.
    It's a hands on job so be prepared to lead by example and work alongside your Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only advice I have is to increase Hourly rates for the TL position so we can have better retention in a key carrier position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    General Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great leadership support and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Management required to work freight and set Plano's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a better solution for discontinued or out of season merchandise other then packing it away for another day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The work is very rewarding and a fun place to work especially during the Halloween season

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ellisville, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ellisville, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people and if you work hard you have a chance to get promoted

    Cons

    The starting out pay is kinda low. Long days during the Halloween season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people know when they do good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Could be better organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Pros

    Great pay always eight hours great managers and coworkers franchise so they head guy Is always there to check in and listen to things that are going on in the work place

    Cons

    After the new year hours get cut the Hire a bunch of ghetto people during holloween and you nearly miss lunch every shift so unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer and more together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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