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1 person found this helpful  

Fun, upbeat atmosphere, great co-workers, new inventory every week!

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

Pros

Customers rave about their shopping experience, they love shopping there! Fun music, great co-workers, for the most part a very positive working enviroment. Don't forget that awesome employee discount !

Cons

It is a very physical job, you are really earning your money, there is pressure to preform but that is with any sales position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nurture those stand out employees, so that they may advance in the company. Let them know they are appreciated. A compliment goes a long way in making an employee feel they are truly integral in making the store a success!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This isn't a job, it's indentured servitude.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    The work is easy enough. Beyond that, there really aren't any pros to speak of.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY low hours, very low pay, no commission, not guaranteed a shift every week, favoritism, constantly having to be ready to work only to find out you don't get to work that day after all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people if you can't give your employees hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a fun flexible part-time job..not anymore :(

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fun merchandise, short shifts (that could either be good or bad depending on your situation)

    Cons

    I have worked here for 4 years and have watched how the company has turned from taking care of its own by being a flexible and fun place to work to adopting an attitude that every employee is "replaceable". Think used-car salesperson. They want you to be a high-pressure salesperson but with pay you as close to minimum wage as possible. They expect you to bombard customers as they enter the store with hellos and an immediate questioning of that customer of what they are looking for. Some customers appreciate the attention while most just want to be left alone. Another huge issue with all the stores is the high level of gossip that pervades the store. Employees who have been there for a while have their own cliques and tends to gossip/ make fun of newer employees. They also do this to other long-time employees who don't fit into their group. I have watched many employees be driven away because of this. A company run by women for women. If you're a man you will feel invisible. Even the selling documentation refers to all customers as either she or her. Apparently they don't care about their male customers. Overall this the kind of part-time job where you are expected to perform as if it were a full-time career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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