Pier 1 Imports

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It was an excellent opportunity to grow my customer service and communication skills.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than an year)

Pros

The retail environment is one that fosters growth in superb customer service. Every customer who walks in the door is acknowledged, and as an associate, one's duty is to meet their needs. The Pier 1 experience for employees is one of satisfaction for serving customers.

Cons

Unfortunately, the room for growth is relative to the store size. Upper management is not focused enough on growing their retail employees in terms of rank; only in terms of service to the customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would be beneficial to the retail employees who want to advance with the company if management would acknowledge their employees in this regard, and take the necessary steps to foster that kind of growth.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    This company cares about work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    I appreciate having the ability to spend time with family and work.

    Cons

    This is a very physically demanding job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think incentive pay raises would be nice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented Managers are rewarded! If you are a talented manager (even a budding manager) you will be rewared with $ and opportunities...there are over 2000 stores with more opening and getting remodels!
    Opportunites galor!
    Great Staff from top to bottom!
    Did I mention I no longer work there? However, I know there will always be a place for me there! I have always and will always speak highly of Pier 1 Imports.
    You have a corporate staff who take significant time in creating a team atmosphere with trainings, celebrations, and recognition!
    You have employees (sales associates) there for +10 years. Divisional and regional members of management who started as sales associates. Regional and Divisional members of management who will move your displays (and not just the little ones) to help and teach you!

    Cons

    There are a limited amount of full time positions!
    Like any other retail business members of management are the only full time positions (and Home Office...it would be a dream!!)
    Moving furniture! Sad but true. The end result is worth it...but truth be told...in the moment (and there are plenty) it stinks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard!
    Yes you will be moving furniture but if you're, truly, a Pier 1 person you'll love the end results.
    Be genuine with a smile...remember you're the host and the customers are your guests. Youre managment team and sales associates will get you there if you are always fair.
    Here is the biggest. Your hiring process is #1. If you think at any moment this person does not represent the brand...do not hire them!! You have to represent your customer base with your store's sales team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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