Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
673 Reviews
3.0
673 Reviews
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 65 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to push the Pier 1 credit card on everyone that walks in the door (in 117 reviews)

  • This job is only good if you're looking to work part time, a couple of days per week (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough hours to sustain this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee recognition is required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good job, but not a lot of advancement opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Replace the store manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair but disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    A friendly staff atmosphere and good teamwork

    Cons

    Very low compensation and slow raises, promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not what I had expected

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    bright colors, happy staff, refreshing

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop having so many employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    work with schedule. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    compensation could be better, career growth not so good within Customer Relations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to be on the same page. Don't promote those undeserving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Could have been better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brandon, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brandon, FL (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun co-workers
    Discount
    Flexible Scheduling
    Good Training for new employees
    opportunity to work the truck which was at 5:00 am - 10:00 or 11:00 which was nice because you could go in early get out early and have plenty of time to enjoy your day when you got home.

    Cons

    very low pay
    4 hour shifts about 3 or 4 days a week means not a lot of money to be made
    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement
    Have to PUSH the pier 1 card on everyone and hound them about why, which is ridiculous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very nice co-workers, nice environment, but job expects too much for a minimum wage job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    The management is very friendly, it is a nice environment to work in, and the co-workers are generally very nice.

    Cons

    Work load heavy for minimum wage job
    Pressure to sign customers up for credit cards/e-mails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    There's always room for improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Joliet, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Joliet, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    25% employee discount and you get to see the item markdowns first.
    Their training was thorough initially , but nothing continued from there.
    They get employees involved with their sales and conversion numbers.
    Day-off requests are thoughtfully considered and honored when possible.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting required during transitions.
    Continual training/learning opportunities would be beneficial, but aren't in place.
    Inventory system isn't always accurate and creates frustration for customers.
    Freight comes in damaged too frequently.
    No commision and low pay for what is expected of you at times.
    They advertise items in commercials and their catalogs that aren't even attainable when they promote them.
    Several staff members are disrespectful towards upper management and nothing is done to correct their behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in all areas of management and train your staff continually. The more we learn, the more beneficial we are to the company and the easier your job becomes. You are there to run a business, not be anyone's friend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A great learning environment

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great product, lots of technology, home office is very receptive to suggestions, online sales and instore sales both count toward store goals

    Cons

    Too much product allocated, heavy lifting, credit card goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers more and you will have much more motivated employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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