Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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  1. No Wonder they went out of business!

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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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible there, as expected in part-time retail. There was a lot of freedom to take on new tasks. Middle management was great -- made some great friends and learned a lot. Also, the staff discount was great.

    This is a good company to work for if you do not want to become invested in a career. Part time or seasonal at Christmas is the most I would do.

    Cons

    The store manager should have been let go years before I came on board. Thankfully middle-management was there to pick up the pieces for her. The store I was working for closed, partially due to the store manager, and partially due to the company doing poorly overall. This could have been a great place to work if the highers up kept a closer eye on the manager. She was ridiculous. She even kept her dog in the office where it would bark and make messes all day.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management: great job keeping a sane buffer between the Store Manager and the staff. Store manager: now that the store is closed, I hope you realize how much other people were picking up after you. i imagine settling into a new job will be difficult. I suggest you leave the dog at home.

  2. good job, but ...

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    I find the merchandise and customers to be Interesting and rewarding to serve.

    Cons

    I'm shocked at the scheduling. They schedule you only one week at a time and just a few days ahead. It's impossible if you have any other kind of life. I guess that this weird scheduling behaviour is due to incompetence and/or power-tripping abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule people in a basic weekly pattern that allows them to plan their life around it. For example, say to people that you want them to keep their Sundays and Wednesdays free. Then fill in the details as you get close to the week. People need to have a pattern so that they can plan their other activities around it. The place where I'm working appears to be completely random, making it extremely difficult to do anything else but wait for their call, which is, I guess, what they want?

  3. Assistan manager

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, lots of training, awesome management

    Cons

    Low pay, late hours, heavy labor required

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  5. Sales Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    It is a great work environment and awesome products

    Cons

    Dont value associates who have stayed with the company.

  6. Floor Employee

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on the floor at Pier 1 was one of the best jobs I've ever had. No money in it at all for a college graduate, but the environment and people were great!

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say for a part time job.

  7. My experience with Pier 1 was very positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good training

    Cons

    Not many hours for sales associates

  8. Good job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mansfield, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mansfield, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    Learned to drive forklift, very understanding staff and management, great equipment. If you work, you will succeed

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  9. Pier 1 is a great and happy place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bedford Hills, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bedford Hills, NY (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great co-workers, nicest manager, 25% discount.

    Cons

    Transitions can be tedious but they only happen 1-2 times a month. Pay is not great.

  10. Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The job is great as long as you work with a good team. Lot's of room for growth!

    Cons

    Retail hours are tough when you have a family. Pay is low for ASM and associates.

  11. the job is excellent for college students and people looking for a second job..but nothing more

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexable schedules, great for college student or second jobs, positive environment, not stressful

    Cons

    not big on pay raises, do not offer full-time positions

    Advice to Management

    allow more hours for people who need it

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