Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Constant pressure to meet goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Typical Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paoli, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paoli, PA (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Frequent refreshers on products, talking points

    Cons

    Slow to advance competent sales associates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy job made difficult.

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

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

    Pros

    Receive a steady paycheck weekly

    Cons

    Always cutting hours for employees when possible. Manager loves to micromanage everything. Want leadership but, don't give any power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    Could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great, strategic company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Emloyee discount, atmosphere pleasant, clear expectations

    Cons

    Low pay, high sales expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay for hard working retailers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    There's always room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Opportunity for advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    You have opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    You have hoops to jump thru to advance

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