Pier 1 Imports

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  1.  

    Great company to work for. Amazing products. Great management.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kahului, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kahului, HI (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Great discount Off of everything including sales and clearance. Friendly and knowledgeable management and staff

    Cons

    Flex shifts. No full time for regular associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    In love with the store

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Culver City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Culver City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I love working with the customers & assisting making their homes look amazing, I love learning about the handcrafted items, love merchandising everything (literally) easy pos system ( I didn't get to do the training).

    Cons

    Heavy lifting, radical hours shifts, 6am-11am or 10pm-3am, four hour shifts, little raises (mine was $0.12)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    4 hours a week is almost unemployment, too many managers per store, staff needs an app to certify time card please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad part time job!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great seasonally. Worked mostly in a stock position & was definitely accommodated by being shifted into the roles I felt suited myself. The store manager that hired me was awesome. Benefits offered to all employees. Not a lot of pressure in a retail environment, just how it should be.

    Cons

    No communication of daily goals or real pressure to sell. Some employees were mediocre at best, & as long as there was a body to fill the space there was no coaching of bad behavior. At the time, the schedule system was the worst & didn't work on my mac based computer (hopefully that's remedied by now). The corporate situation was awful - district manager being rude to acting assistant store manager, telling her to not even bother to apply for the official position because she had no chance (after thinking on the fly for over a year in her acting asm role).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked as a sales associate for about 8 months.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Reno, NV (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work in a pleasant atmosphere, good fit for people with a wide open flexible schedule who just want a small side job.

    Cons

    Scheduling was spastic, I could be called in for 10 extra hours during the week or cut down to only 8. Not a job that could be relies on to pay expenses. Management placed highest value on employees selling the company credit card (which was a terrible deal), rather than providing excellent customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that part-time minimum wage employees are not as invested in the company culture as you are. They want to do good work during regular hours and then go home.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Nice Company, Bad Store

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    - Great discount on regular, sale, and clearance items
    - Coworkers are usually nice, pleasant, and easy to build friendships with
    - During holidays it's easy to get a lot of hours
    - Hours are good if you're a liked associate
    - Really great benefits after you've been working for at least 6 months

    Cons

    - The company has an open door policy, however at my store it feels as though if you come to the manager with something, nothing gets done or you're blackballed and not given any hours
    - It's very difficult to move up in position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reread the company handbook. It seems that there is a lack of knowledge on company policy and values.

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

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love what we sell!

    Cons

    Getting people to open credit cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Physically demanding job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Rochester Hills, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Rochester Hills, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Learned selling skills, inventory management, visual merchandising.

    Cons

    Very physically demanding. Ruined a lot of clothes. Low pay for what they expect from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentive for sales (commission) would be tremendous.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fun if you love to decorate but hard to advance in the company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Aesthetically pleasing environment to work in and helping people to decorate their homes is always fun. Co-workers are nice. Pretty decent discount.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty mediocre in any of the positions. Most employees are part time and with the exception of sales leaders you'll be lucky to get 16 hours a week (usually about 12 hours a week for most). How many hours you get is directly related to how many credit cards you get people to open each shift (no cards = no hours).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone within a given store who is interested a fair shot at a Sales Leader position and don't promote someone in secret without letting everyone know there is an opening.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pier 1 Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Easy hours
    Fun place to work
    Above minimum wage

    Cons

    Need to get credit cards and will be hounded if you dont
    Need to get people to order in store
    Minimal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make credit cards so important. It's 2015 and people have bad credit. Not everyone wants one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I like it there

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Newington, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Newington, CT (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Great manager. Great training at times. Nice customers for the most part

    Cons

    Schedule and pay isn't the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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