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Party City Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Party City in October 2014.

Interview Details

I applied online on their website and got a call back about three or four days later. Manager called me back and we set up a time for the interview. I got there about 10 minutes early and I was super nervous. The manager called me in and was super nice. The interview lasted about ten minutes. I didn't prepare as much as I should've but it didn't go as bad as I though it would.

Interview Questions
  • mostly basic questions, some situation questions, "What does good customer service mean to you
    ?"
      Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gastonia, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gastonia, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Party City in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I saw a now hiring sign on the door, walked in asked a cashier for an application, filled it out in store and turned it in the same day, i've had two previous jobs (subway and mcalister's deli) so i put those down, i also put i have excellent customer service and communication skills, i received a call about an hour later asking could i come in the next day for an interview (i was informed that it was going to be a group interview), i agreed (the interview was at 3pm) (it was myself and 3 girls) he started off with yes/no questions and then asked us questions like what would our previous employer say about us?, describe with customer service means to us etc. then he said he was going to talk to us 1on1 so i was second, he asked why should we hire you and not the others? my response was "bc i'm always reliable, i listed my skills, said that i look for a role model in my manager to teach me and eventually end up where they are and so on. i shook his hand and left and about two hours later received a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    a week off for christmas cruise, easy process.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Hyde Park, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Hyde Park, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Party City in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. A few days later, I got a call from one of the managers, for an interview a few days later. I got to the interview a few minutes early. One of the managers took me to the back room, noticed that I worked at a party city while in college for the past 2 years. He didn't ask me any questions, more like a conversation. The only questions I got asked were my avaliblity and if I would mind being on a latter. He told one of the other managers I was really outgoing and sweet and was going to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    • What did I previously do while working at Party City?
      What was my favorite part?
      Do you mind going on a later?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Started me at $8.50.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Party City in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on their website and got a call back about three or four weeks after.When the manager called back we set a date and time for the actual interview and, and when i went i showed up maybe a few minutes early, which was a big pointer for her, and the interview lasted only about 5 minutes tops. I was nervous in the beginning but she was kind and helpful knowing it was my first interview.

    Interview Questions
    • none, the manager pretty much guided me through the whole interview, they were all basic and easy to answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Party City in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very awkward and you sit in a table located IN the sales floor, where customers can see you being interviewed as they shop around. The questions were so bland like, "Do you like helping people with parties?" and "How many times do you go out in a month?"
    I really did feel like the hiring manager was just throwing random questions at me and in the end, I got hired.
    After I got hired, in about... maybe, a week: I was called in to the break room where the new employees and I were made to watch a video about how the work area must be kept and how we can best help the customers. It contained a tutorial on lifting heavy items and heavy boxes, how to speak to customers without scaring them or making them feel uncomfortable, and how to clean up spills.
    The video was so old, it looked like it was made in the middle 80's

    Interview Questions
    • Has there ever been a time you had to take charge and supervise a certain amount of employees and if so, how did it go and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Party City in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very easy general questions, nothing complex.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monrovia, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monrovia, CA (US)
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • How would you handle a difficult customer who wanted you to do something out of store policy?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mays Landing, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mays Landing, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Party City in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back interview with manager and assistant manager. We ended up joking around about random stuff that had nothing to do with the interview. They hired me on the spot and i started orientation a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly questions about your background. Asked if i hosted alot of parties, if i liked Halloween, how i dealt with stress and a busy store.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, $8.00 an hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Matteson, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Matteson, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Party City in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and applied. I was told to come back in a few days for an interview. This was my first interview, so I was really nervous. The lady had to try to get answers out of me because I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't prep the night before.

    Interview Questions
    • If a customer is looking at birthday balloon, what do you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Oak, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Oak, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Party City in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I met with two managers, the first of which conducted the bulk of the interview, asked me the usual interview questions (sorta unscripted), and conversed with me a bit on the subject of each one after I gave my answers, and then read off a list of scripted, obligitory questions like could I physically do the job, etc. Then the other Mgr. came in, read from the list, to which I answered the same as before, then he left and several min. later came back to say they wanted me for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren't any. I was expecting worse, and came prepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. I was careful to inform them of my desire to attain a full-time, 40hr/wk work schedule, through multiple part-time jobs if necessary, & they seemed to understand and accept what I was telling them. It really should not have come as a suprise when I eventually did just that, and informed them of my more limited availability, yet somehow they acted offended and unfairly burdened by the news, like my actions were in breach of some unspoken implicit contract wherein I would work <20 hrs a week but keep my availability each week entirely free and open to make their scheduling duties as convenient as possible, despite my informing them explicitly at the outset to the contrary. :-/
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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