Party City Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Party City part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Gets you in the retail job environment so when you apply for a higher position you will have experience

    Cons

    Long hours
    Very busy to much cleaning not enough work had 35 teenagers working during Halloween

  2. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Party City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, good pay, and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    No cons, everything is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and get rewarded.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Retail

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Happy Place To Work

    Cons

    Too many people working at the establishment to get hours

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Cashier/Balloons/Stock/Recovery

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Augusta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Augusta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was a fun environment to work in. I really enjoyed what I did a lot of the time. I feel like I learned a lot from this job.

    Cons

    The pay and when Halloween time comes. They hire a lot of new people just for Halloween and sometimes they aren't the best people to train/work with.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the ones who do not do what they are supposed to instead of keeping them on the schedule and "hoping they'll get better".

  6. Good and fun

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

    I worked at Party City

    Pros

    - fun during Halloween season
    - develop customer service skills
    - meet new people

    Cons

    - carrying boxes and shelving merchandise all the time
    - low pay
    - only hire during Halloween season

    Advice to Management

    - my management was pretty awesome but the management team always changes

  7. fun, up beat

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    Current Employee - Party Host in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Party Host in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    love eating the food love working with childreen

    Cons

    long bussy hours, crowed, to many people, unhappy customers because not enough seating area

    Advice to Management

    have more group meetings

  8. Fun environment but stressful and advancement opportunities are hard to come by even after years invested in the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, flexible schedules and easy tasks.

    Cons

    A lot of work and stress for a low-paying salary

    Advice to Management

    Better career opportunities and incentive for the workers to stay. Less promises, more action.

  9. Seasonal Associate

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

    I worked at Party City (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, small store, employee discount, pretty easy, simple work, easy application, seasonal work is abundant

    Cons

    Had to stay late frequently to help close, short hours for seasonal staff, high stress near Halloween time, pay is on a pay card rather than direct deposit, music on the speakers will drive you insane near the end of your shift

    Advice to Management

    Please remember to give breaks to EVERY employee, even during busy hours, and please show more regard for seasonal employees even if we're only around for a month

  10. Overall, it is very flexible. Love my managers, and co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for part- time workers in non- busy seasons.

  11. help customers get halloween stuff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Party City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    30% discount that can be used on certain things

    Cons

    Employees are ratchet and somewhat rude

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