Party City
2.6 of 5 254 reviews
www.partycity.com Rockaway, NJ 5000+ Employees

Party City Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting the Interview 

52%
32%
10%

Interview Experience 

63%
21%
15%

Interview Difficulty 

72 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Online Editor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Party City in May 2010.

Interview Details After responding to an ad in the newspaper, I heard from a recruiter the next day. I was then connected with the hiring manager for a short phone interview. We next met for an interview with cocktails - which should have tipped me off that something was unusual. The interviewer did most of the talking and really was working to sell me on taking the job. The final step was speaking to the VP who ran the division. I arrived at the office on time and was kept waiting for about 30 minutes, when the receptionist told me to go shopping or something because she would be delayed another hour. This turned out to be indicative of the way they viewed employees and valued their time. When we finally met, she asked some thoughtful questions about how my previous work would transfer to this present position and wanted to hear examples of past problem solving. I next had to interview on the phone with a company co-president, since this was a new position key to launching a new vertical. It went well and after some back on forth on salary, they made an offer.

Interview Question – None of the questions were unexpected, but having to talk to the company president was a bit unusual. It showed how very senior management got involved with every level of operations.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Start high and be ready to come down a bit. They acted like they were unaware that the Bay Area was an expensive place to live.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Cashier, Customer Service Interview

Anonymous Employee
Coral Springs, FL (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Party City in September 2010.

Interview Details Soo EASY. They asked questions like can you lift 40 lbs. Are you able to use the POS system. Can you stand for long periods of time. Literally the easiest interview of my life. The managers are relaxed with the interview. It is not formal at all. I dressed to impress but i saw someone wearing jeans to the interview and they got hired!

Interview Question – Still not difficult but they like to know what you dressed up as for Halloween last year. Have fun with the answer and let them know that you went all out with make up accessories the whole bit. They want to see that you're fun and out going.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimum wage.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Team Lead Interview

Anonymous Employee
Akron, OH (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City in January 2011.

Interview Details Simple evaluation questions, what you would do during this party situation(what you might need : inv, party favors, deco, table wear, servewear, candy, balloons, wearables, thank you's) and you love Halloween and or parties

Interview Question – Being asked if I meant to do something.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, just a flat rate.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Party City.

Interview Details Applied online and got a interview 2 days later.

Interview Question – They asked what I would do about a rude customer.   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Stocker Interview

Stocker

Interviewed at Party City

Interview Details was not interviewed because they need people immediately to work Halloween season.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Halloween Sales Associate Interview

Halloween Sales Associate
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Party City in July 2013.

Interview Details Applied in-person and I called back the next week. I was called in for an interview. The interview was a group interview with about 6 people. It was hard to come up with unique answers if you were the last person to talk. About a week later I was offered the position. After accepting and filling out the paperwork, it took about 3 weeks to be called in

Interview Question – There are questions asked about Halloween   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Team Lead Interview

Team Lead

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Party City.

Interview Details The interview was with the district manager and store manager. They let me ask the questions I wanted to know and judged me from that.

Interview Question – The most difficult question was asking me what I wanted to know. I wasn't prepared for this.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They offered me a wage that was lower than I wanted but close. They made it seem like it was decided with the regional manager so I couldn't really negotiate more.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Monrovia, CA (US)

I interviewed at Party City in September 2013.

Interview Details Submitted resume online, got a call to set up an interview. Got the job. The interview was like any other retail.

Interview Question – How would you handle a difficult customer who wanted you to do something out of store policy?   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Employee At Online Store Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Party City.

Interview Details Hired through employment agency.

Interview Question – None really, the usual.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None, fixed salary

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Front End Manager Interview

Front End Manager
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Party City in October 2013.

Interview Details I was initially contacted for an interview after filling out online application for a part time seasonal job. The interview was rather basic with the questions asked. At the end of the interview, I was asked to fill out my availability calender and told I would be contacted to schedule a pre-employment drug screen. After two days, I was contacted a submitted drug screen. Then, they contacted me and said they were going to make a schedule and I could start working within the next week. Then, they did not call for two weeks to finally schedule me.

Interview Question – What character are you going to be for Halloweeen?   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed
Interviews for Top Jobs at Party City

Worked for Party City? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Party City interview questions and advice. All 72 interview reviews are posted anonymously by Party City employees and interview candidates.