Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's hard to stay busy, the work is very tedious, and there's TONS of standing around time with no customers

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience learning how to deal with unpleasant customers, EXTREMELY flexible work hours, 25% off everything in the store including items already on sale

    Cons

    The rushes can be dizzying and stressful, and the long pauses when there aren't ANY customers in the store can make you want to stab yourself in the face with a reed diffuser...

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more aware of the harsh realities of flex shifts...

  2. Helpful (1)

    I love working there for the people, the products and the discount.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    Great staff, friendly customers, wonderful products, great staff discount

    Cons

    Very low pay
    No full time opportunity at this level

    Advice to Management

    Higher salary = happy employee. Starting salary is very low. Look at high employee turnover as reason to make starting salary higher. Better for you - don't waste money training people who will leave. Invest in your employees and they will reward you with loyalty.

  3. Ok for part time only, no guarantee of hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough hours to sustain this job

    Advice to Management

    Better employee recognition is required

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A good job, but not a lot of advancement opportunity

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice product, always changing, great customers.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, minimum hours, not a lot of opportunity for advancement, based primarily on who you know. Be prepared for lots of physical work, moving furniture, carrying furniture and putting in vehicles, carrying furniture up ladders etc. Lots of floor mopping and toilet cleaning too.

    Advice to Management

    Offer breaks to part - time, most employers give a break after 4 hours, here expect to be on your feet for at least 5+ hours before you get a break. Promote and hire based on skills, knowlage, and potential rather than hiring all your friends and relatives...

  6. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Stock Coordinator in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Stock Coordinator in Markham, ON

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The associates at my store were great people, and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The manager at my store had zero work ethic and brought down store morale.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the store manager.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Fair but disorganized

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A friendly staff atmosphere and good teamwork

    Cons

    Very low compensation and slow raises, promotions.

  8. Not what I had expected

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brampton, ON

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    bright colors, happy staff, refreshing

    Cons

    garbage upholstery, not as nice when you get into the store..

    Advice to Management

    stop having so many employees

  9. Fun college job with little room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts on merchandise. Having a flexible schedule was great while in college. I loved the people I worked with. They were my favorite aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Poor management. Poor quality products. I think my managers were very inexperienced and received very little training. Sales goals often took precedence over providing a quality experience and products to customers.

  10. Hard work but a fun environment

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise and a great benefits package for full time workers.

    Cons

    Hard work and the pay isn't great.

  11. Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like setting up statements and always knowing there will be something to do, this is a great job.

    Cons

    Heavy workload for the base pay

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