FLOOR ASSISTANT, GREETER, STOCKER (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – June 8, 2017
It is quite a small place, and the fact that all these people are grabbing costumes the last minute was too overwhelming for me. The most enjoyable part of the job is being to easily communicate with the managers. There was too much going on at once, and the fact that things were repeatedly put where they weren't supposed to be by customers was very aggravating. We provided friendly service and I tried to keep up my motivation, but the atmosphere drained me by the end of the month.
terrible manager, racist costumes, but fantastic co-workers
Store Associate (Former Employee) – West Hartford, CT – June 5, 2017
the costumes were racist caricatures, the managers were intimidating when they weren't unobservant, and the hours were impossible to pin down. Money is money, but honestly the people there deserved better.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – June 5, 2017
At party city I learned a lot about working retail. I met many nice people, who I still keep contact with a year later. It was a pleasant environment that offered experience and understand, cooperative management.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – June 4, 2017
I worked for Party City for 6 years (off and on) and over the years management has got worst. Now don't get me right, its a nice place to shop but when it come to employee they would care less if you had a death in the family. When I was an temporary Halloween help the GM of the store would let me know every time I worked that I was only a temp. Now that I'm no longer working there the manager still follow me around the store and watch over me as I'm checking out. And that show how Party City managers has poor people skills but there are some manager that work with you. Maybe the GM just don't trust and like me.
An ideal environment for a hard worker but not necessarily the pay or th benfits of one
Assistant Manager, Full Time (Active (Current Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – June 4, 2017
While I do enjoy working for this company, the benefits and pay do not in anyway reflect the amount of time and work that you put in to making a store great or even efficient. As a manager, you are given a zone to work in and keep up to date with the latest revisions, products, and tasks such as replenishment. In conjunction with these tasks, you are also expected to run the store, help with other team members zones and run register if there are not enough hours for other employees to work. It can be tedious but for someone who likes to stay busy, it can be worth it. However, what is not worth it is the lack of pay associated with the amount of work any manager is required to do and the inability for that work to be equally dispersed fairly. I myself have on more than one occasion, worked the zones of other managers consistently, done all the office paperwork and filed it in an organized manner, been in charge of organizing the office, stocking areas, and the floor top stock all while trying to work my own zone and potentially run register at the same time. Multitasking is essential but the hard work can pay off in the form of knowing that you yourself have done an excellent job but in very little other respects.
It is a fun place to work, seasonal changes mean you get to see new things all the time
Lack of pay, th amount of work necessary with no benefits from it
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Canton, OH – June 2, 2017
while working at party city its was very busy. i really don't have any problems with this place everybody works together and stays on top of everything and doesn't mind helping anyone in need of help. i had to quit because of lack of transportation.
It is a great job for students in high school. It helps with customer service and communication skills. It was fun to interact with customers, especially during Halloween season because you get to showcase your creativity and advice with customers.
Seasonal Worker (Former Employee) – Chula Vista, CA – June 2, 2017
It wasn't run by professionals. The miscommunication between management made the associates feel they could do whatever they wanted. The job was simple, help the customers find a costume and show them to the changing room.
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Tucker, GA – June 1, 2017
The job was pretty good i had a lot of fun. The atmosphere was great and there were a lot of great people working there. The management was ok a lot of different personalities. There were a lot of great events that happened within the company which made it a great work environment.
Working at party city was a great experience. It was my first job, and it was a great way to learn how to interact with customers. The store was oftentimes busy, especially on the weekends and during the halloween season, so that helped challenge me to learn how to work quickly but efficiently at the same time. The environment was good and I liked my co-workers, and it was overall a great experience working there. My favorite part of the job was helping customers, especially seeing them be pleasantly surprised of how easy and enjoyable their visit to the store could be with my help.