Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 65 reviews)

  • Even the customers were fun to work with (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely pushy with the credit card (in 117 reviews)

  • There are many outrageous expectations for part time sales associates to meet in this job yet they have an issue paying you for it (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Not bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice products. A lot of the customers are great and it's a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Scarce hours, it's depressing working somewhere with expensive products, unable to afford the things you're selling. At the store I was at, you only work 4 hour shifts, which is good because it keeps you from getting burnt out. But you only work like 12 hours a week. I couldn't even afford to buy food.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of focusing on having a large number of employees working only a few hours a week, maybe you should have fewer employees and allow them to work more hours. The turnover here is insanely high because of this problem. No one stays for more than 6 months.


  2. Sales Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Setauket, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Setauket, NY

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I like being able to lead and coach my team. They're a good group of people. We celebrate our accomplishments and always help each other out.

    Cons

    The heavy furniture moves can be hard at times.

    Advice to Management

    Change the lifting requirements in your application process.


  3. Fun, creative position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Associates are offered many opportunities to be creative. The customers that tend to frequent Pier1 are comparatively laid back and generally welcome associates' imput.

    Cons

    The salary for sales associates, and even entry-level management (Sales Leader) is abysmal. Work hours are difficult to come by most times.

    Advice to Management

    You do not provide enough Sales Associate floor coverage to adequately adhere to your new selling standards.


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  5. sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    fast paced, fun environment , good emloyee

    Cons

    management needs guidence,organization ,and people who want to work instead of being in the way


  6. Best Job Experience EVER!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Community, continuous learning opportunities, safe environment, employee appreciation, beautiful stores

    Cons

    Retail atmosphere (customers can be very difficult), emphasis on credit applications

    Advice to Management

    Although I understand why credit programs are important, I wish they weren't pushed so hard on the associate. We all do our best work when we feel confident, relaxed and no pressure.


  7. Great for Part Time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent if you are going to school or only looking for something part time. Also great as supplemental work to a day job - can work evenings and weekends!

    Cons

    Not the best job if looking for a living wage. Have to try and persuade customers to open credit cards - but that is common in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Excellent job of recognizing hard working employees.


  8. Sales Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working at Pier 1! The merchandise is fun, helping customers make their homes beautiful. It was nice to work in a job where for the most part customers come in happy and ready to decorate! Another pro is you get benefits, even as a part-time employee your eligible for health insurance and a 401K!

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work weekends, and holidays. Your schedule is never the same from week to week, but that is to be expected in retail. Also with retail comes a higher than normal turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay raises to the employees that work hard for you.


  9. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    You get to see all the cool furniture and wall decor.

    Cons

    It's expensive, with the pay you receive its hard to purchase an armchair or sofa.


  10. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere and peers. Loved the products I was selling. Loved helping others make decisions on decor and any other questions asked.

    Cons

    The drive was far for me. Occasionally rude customers. Many employees seemed to call in a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the pier 1 spirit and team work. Focus on hiring more reliable people.


  11. Assistant manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast growth, lot of hours

    Cons

    Long hours bad management truck process



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