Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Gainesville, VA – May 21, 2013
Really fun and accepting management. Great team members working together. Anything you bought in the store could be worn as work clothes, which was fun. You could dress up in costumes that had spares and wear that during your shift. Incredibly fun seasonal job.
flexible hours, great management, could wear costumes as work uniform or anything bought in the store.
seasonal job only. but is in partnership with party city.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Bradenton, FL – February 14, 2015
The job itself was a little daunting with no professional training but I did figure it out pretty much myself. I'm very hands on and they didn't offer training till the season was almost over. So i never knew if I was doing a correct job or not. I learned that management is not an easy job and takes work to get it right, takes patience and a lot of energy. The hardest part of the job was being on call all the time. No breaks or days off really.
Friendly and fun environment where you get to wear costumes.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 13, 2015
You spend a long time on your feet but everyone is very laid back. Sometimes you get managers that have no idea what they are doing but for the most part they are very helpful and keep the craziness of the store to a minimal.
Productive and fun workplace with great upper managment!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – January 6, 2015
I often opened the store more than I closed it, which meant turning on all the lights, balancing and opening cash registers, checking all animatronics and inflating all inflatables and setting up all stations for the day. Upper management was very understand and flexible when need be and in return, I was the first to volunteer for extra hours that needed picked up or busy days where other were needed to come in early. I loved being able to help costumers either find their costume or put it together, and even did costume make-up for tips Halloween night after a certain employee promised multiple people of such and then quit and began threatening the store and everyone in it. This employee incident also lead to plenty of police contact that myself and main management handled often to keep our store and employee's safe. Crowds got CRAZY the closer it got to the holiday and there was often entire days in a row where I was literally running back and forth across the store non-stop making sure to help and and every customer. It was a lot of hard work but the best working experience I have ever had <3
great upper management, high energy, always kept busy with one thing or another, etc.
Stocker (Former Employee) – Crystal Lake, IL – January 4, 2015
Worked for roughly 3 weeks as a seasonal employee for a temporary store as a stocker. Learned how to work fast while, stocking according to planogrms, answering customer questions and communicating with fellow employees.
Fun work environment. Very enjoyable seasonal employment
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Logan, UT – December 10, 2014
Seasonal Employment. Fun "out of the box" job, with fun co-workers. Higher management were good and professional, but the lower management seemed to be untrained & sometimes even unqualified. My co-workers were fun and very enjoyable to be around! The hardest part of the job was the constant straightening up we had to do. Customers would pick up and look at or play with items, and then just put the item down anywhere in the store. We had to walk around almost on a constant basis and put the relocated items back where they belonged. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to dress up in different Halloween costumes every day! As a team we would plan a theme and all dress up a like. Halloween City really was an enjoyable place to be employed.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edinburg, TX – December 3, 2014
Customer serivce is a must and at Halloween City we delivered the best! Many of my co-oworkers were reliable and dependent we worked as a team to accomplish tasks big and small. Above all we had fun while working talking to customers, influencing them to try on costumes and combining creativity with productivity!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Council Bluffs, Iowa – November 29, 2014
The first two weeks was spent setting up the store and once opened the typical day was spent assisting customers with purchases, returns and exchanges. This was my first retail job so I learned a lot about proper customer service skills from middle management. Management was the strongest part of store since it was seasonal and we had to really focus to get things up and running. All my coworkers at Halloween City were a lot of fun which helped with the nature of the store. The hardest part of the job was the huge sales in the week prior to Halloween. I mostly enjoy the fun oriented atmosphere.
Customer Service Representative / Cashier-Greet (Former Employee) – Deptford NJ – November 25, 2014
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I worked here for the season, and watched how everyone enjoyed this holiday as I did. I helped customers with their costume choices, and the accessories to go along. We cleaned the store in the evening, and sometimes play around and try on costumes while putting them away in there department. I recommend this job to anyone who loves Halloween as much as I do.
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – November 25, 2014
Very fast paced work environment due to the holiday season. Friendly easy going work staff, easy to communicate with and extremely sociable. I learned how to manage a dressing room, and multitask helping several customers at once. The hardest part of the job was managing a handful of customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was having caring, energetic, friendly sociable staff. It made the environment extremely elating to be in.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Brighton, MI – November 20, 2014
Coming into work at 8:00AM, I opened by vacuuming, restocking restrooms, making props presentable, and assuring each item is in their proper place. During our open hours, I assisted customers, rung them out on the cash register, straightened merchandise, and helped any employee who needed it. The hardest part of the job was telling customers we didn't have the costume they were looking for. I enjoyed hearing the intricate ideas of homemade costumes, and being around the excited people.