Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Fun college job with little room for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on merchandise. Having a flexible schedule was great while in college. I loved the people I worked with. They were my favorite aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Poor management. Poor quality products. I think my managers were very inexperienced and received very little training. Sales goals often took precedence over providing a quality experience and products to customers.

  3. 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.

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  5. Not worth it.

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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 part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    25% discount on anything in store, good first time experience, flexible schedules for college students

    Cons

    No schedule stability whatsoever, getting called in early frequently, heavy workload, sales associates are underpaid for how much work they are expected to do, pressure on sales associates to single- handedly maintain store sales and conversion rates with little to no help, having to push the credit card on every customer

    Advice to Management

    Help associates to maintain sales goals that you set for them, and offer a little more schedule stability.

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

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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 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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    If you like home decor, you'll enjoy working at Pier 1 - if you're not in it for the $ because pay for associates is low

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    25% discount - even on clearance items. Employees are generally pleasant people. Store I worked at was not too busy and got to know regular customers and develop good relationships. Store environment is pleasing to the eye and decor is great. They worked with my schedule because they liked me (I wanted mornings) and they were eager to comply to keep me happy.

    Cons

    Pay increases are minimal each year. Working store transitions are not fun if the store has the old-fashioned pedestals. Transitions can happen 1-2 times each month, usually on a Sunday night - start at 7-8 and finish at midnight or later. Some events transitions the entire store.

    Advice to Management

    Better incentives should be offered for a job well done. The reward certificates can be $1, or $5. Not very much for those who work hard. Also, reward employees with better pay increases each year.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall a fun and progressive work exPIERience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Leader

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has many service to help employees even with problems that do not relate to work. There is also a strong emphasis on ethically sustaining Pier 1 Imports from product design through to customer experience..

    Cons

    Unpredictable future of the company. There are issues with order fulfillment that the store staff can feel unheard about. There is little feedback from the distribution center when arranging customer orders.

    Advice to Management

    When issues arise document everything and organize it the way your higher-ups want it.

  10. Hard work but a fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise and a great benefits package for full time workers.

    Cons

    Hard work and the pay isn't great.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great part time job and flexible hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and co workers. Formed a lot of great relationships. For the most part customers are easy to work with. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Management changes a lot and makes it unstable. People who were hired after me were making more even though I was one of the best employees. I was getting too many hours while others were only getting 1 shift a week, need to find a balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make pay equal and fair for employees who have been working there longer

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