Pier 1 Imports
3.0 of 5 426 reviews
www.pier1.com Fort Worth, TX 5000+ Employees

Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.0 426 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith

Alex Smith

(249 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pier 1 Imports definitely has given me a great experience in learning how a small business operates.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Carle Place, NY

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

ProsYou'll learn much at this company.

ConsSometimes it can be difficult to handle.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is awesome.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great career for Retail Managers

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I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFun atmosphere, great brand, competitive pay for management. Lots of advancement opportunities for career driven individuals with high personal and professional expectations of performance.

ConsPart time work is primarily as a fun second job for supplemental income only - or for those who are also students.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate experience

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I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

ProsDiscount on everything and close early

ConsBoring at times and not enough hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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no work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosdiscount was good even when items were on clearance or on sale. really not too many good things to say other than that.

ConsVery few hours and they don’t tell you that you will be moving and putting furniture together all the time!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at the home office for 5 years & overall had a good experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat communication from Senior Leadership, amazing teamwork in the Finance department

ConsUnfortunately, there is a huge lack of communication between the field & the home office Store Ops department, which is heavily run by politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the Store Ops department at home office & change the pay structure for the field leaders to reflect the market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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for Part-time work, great environment!!!!!!!

Floor Sales (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat Management team, great team environment. nice employee discount. management works very well with availability in terms of hours.

ConsBiggest con, is having to wash bathrooms especially when the public uses them, I feel management should play a role in this also. What's the saying "Lead by example" lets see you get your hands dirty.........
Being pressured to open credit cards, so management gets bonuses........

Advice to Senior ManagementShow a little more appreciation to your floor sales people who play a major role in your stores numbers/revenue, their the ones that get you your bonuses..........

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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super nice people

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
McKinney, TX

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

ProsEveryone I have met within this company are friendly and down to earth.

ConsThere aren`t any full time sales associate positions in the stores.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at Pier 1 is great for a first time job.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsThey do provide benefits for part-time employees. Also the pay is more than the minimum.

ConsThere is a lot of labor involved and individual credit card sales goal to meet.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed working for this great company...

Auditor (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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

ProsGreat training for on the job skills. Was promoted 3 times. Great benefits.

ConsSupervisors had little power to remove employees with bad attitudes.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow supervisors to build their own teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

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

ProsPier 1 Imports recognizes that their sales associates are their best assets. While I worked for the company, I learned they had an excellent transfer policy - I was able to transfer to a store in a different state with no issue. Just like any retail environment, some managers manage better than others, but for the most part all those in management were encouraging and friendly with all of the sales associates. Starting pay at the time was slightly above minimum wage, and the review process guaranteed regular pay increases for those who performed at their best.

ConsI would say the downsides were mostly few and far between. Most managers tend to have worked their way up in the company, so they know what it is like to have been a sales associate. The only communication issues tended to happen with managers, assistant managers, or sales leaders who were hired from the outside. Those folks were definitely the exception and not the rule, however, and tended to leave the company after a while.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change a thing. The Christmas bucks, the encouragement of associates to work for the company long term, and the regular video updates and staff meetings really make Pier 1 a fun place to work. I've definitely worked for retail companies that did way less for their associates, and it showed in terms of customer service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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