Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    its a great place to work a part time job it has flexible hours a will work with you if you are in school.

    Cons

    there are no cons to this job retail is retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should stop with all the flex hours do i have to come to work today or not

  2. If you like working part-time with people in a sparkly place with low pay

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lyndhurst, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lyndhurst, OH

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

    Pros

    Associate discount is %25 off

    Cons

    low pay and only part-time without benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best place in Maryland to work

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Money is the root of all evil

    Cons

    Revolving door. Someone knew every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Loved it!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, friendly customers, nice management

    Cons

    Not enough hours, no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Pier 1 provides the ability to advance to those who drive results and are willing to do what is needed

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Great peer atmosphere. Very strong sense of teamwork between the sites in the distribution network

    Cons

    Distribution network is behind the curve in technology driven solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Current employee of less than a year.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, appreciative and polite customers, hands on training, management is very accommodating and professional, all around decent work environment.

    Cons

    The pay could be better considering each employee must do some pretty heavy lifting and manual labor, pos system a bit annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The back room is very cluttered and items are stacked too high. Our store receives far too much inventory. It might benefit the store to let corporate know we have too much product that is contributing to possibly dangerous back room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A fine little retail job, but nothing to call home about.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA

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

    Pros

    The workload is not bad, the management is very kind and understanding, they really care about their employees and it's like being a part of a little family.

    Cons

    They force you to push a credit card on people. The credit card is the only reason that the job is not a five star job. If you don't get people to sign up for a credit card, you won't last long. Pier 1 needs to reconsider its customer loyalty program. Won't get many hours here, ESPECIALLY if you don't get many cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are great, keep helping the employees and customers with a smile!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. I love working at Pier 1, the personal relationship with customers is amazing! I just love what I do.

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    Current Employee - Pier I Imports -Sales Leader in Cold Spring, CO
    Current Employee - Pier I Imports -Sales Leader in Cold Spring, CO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    The turnover rate to move up, the training, as well as the crazy hours.

    Cons

    The pay and the crazy hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the little guys know what is going on. Nobody likes being in Limbo!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Very friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Working face to face with customers

    Cons

    I believe there should be a hire salary for the work load required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Its retail, you get what you make of it.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    So as the title says, its retail. I think the couple retail jobs I have had boil down to 1) the people you work with and 2) what you make of it. In my store, the people were very friendly and there was mostly a family atmosphere. This makes taking time off/emergencies/etc very easy. Employee discount is good, 25% and if you dont mind your furniture a little damaged, managers will frequently make steep discounts on merchandise that comes in damaged off truck for employees.

    Cons

    I imagine if you are at a store with unpleasant people, there isnt much space to get away from them but that is most places. Customers are going to be the worst though. I hesitate to put this on here but here is the honest truth. A lot of people who shop at Pier1 are neither your lower class, nor upper class but those people that think they have a little cash and are entitled. Pier1 is not a luxury retailer though some of the customers think so and think you should treat them like they are dropping tens of thousands. Other than that, pay isnt great, even for assistant managers. Several sales leaders left my store to move on to cashiering at a grocery store and made more money. Hours are close to non-existent. Company policy limits your hours to either 20-25 a week (depending on what store manager you talk to) and will frequently be far less. I cannot recommend simply because most people want a job to make money, something that is hard to do at the store level here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize my 'Cons' is longer than my 'Pros' but I honestly enjoyed my time there (good people). Advice to mangers would be, better pay, end flex shifts as nobody that works there thinks they are anything else except stupid and fix the distribution centers. You cannot trust your inventory management as your truck manifest and what physically arrives on the truck are -always- different, by as much as several thousand dollars sometimes - this is the same with 2 different DCs (Texas and Georgia).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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