Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. Happy work atmosphere and fun products.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    Working at Pier 1 Imports has many good qualities. They are extremely flexible with your schedule and it is very easy to pick up/drop a shift. The pay is above minimum wage ($8/hour for Sales Associate). Another good aspect to this job is the employee discount. 25% off anything, even clearance. The products at Pier 1 are beautiful and seeing all the new items come in is exciting. On some days, you will get to bring out stock from the back and display it in the store. The Co-workers and the management is superior. Everyone who works at Pier 1 is genuine and they truly care about you. When it comes to training, they are spot on. They never make you feel guilty if you have questions about anything. The customers are for the most part middle aged women and they are all very fun to help make decisions.

    Cons

    Of course, like any job, there are some not-so-great parts. The managers really push the Sales Associates to get people to apply for a Pier 1 Rewards Credit Card. They pressure you into getting one every shift, which is quite a challenge. And when you do sign someone up for a card, there is no commission on it, so it does not benefit you in any way whatsoever. Also, closing the store is a nightmare. They give you half an hour to mop several areas of the store, change the trash liners, clean the bathrooms, and straighten the whole store. It is simply too much to do in half an hour. At Pier 1, the hours are random. One week you may get 9 hours, and the next you may only get 3. The hours honestly are not good. Your availability can be fantastic but you will not get the amount of hours that you desire. Also, "flex" shifts are not convenient. You are required to call in 2 hours ahead of ever "flex" shift and see if they need you to come in. It can be aggrovating because you are unable to make any plans on those days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for management would be to have less Sales Associates on hand. There are simply far too many people working there. Another bit of advice would be to allow more time when closing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. I'm having a Blast!!

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    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Freight Team Associate in Tustin, CA

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

    Pros

    The discounts, awesome Team mates and Boss! Merchandise is always fun to look and display in the store. the hours suits my needs.

    Cons

    For myself, I'm Happy. For others more Hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Manager needs to Stop and take a few deep breaths every now and then! He could speedy Gongolous (sp) to shame!

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. Very friendly people

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    You see something different and learn something different everyday.

    Cons

    The pressure of opening up Pier One credit cards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great company to work for. Amazing products. Great management.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kahului, HI
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kahului, HI

    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
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    Great company to work for, and wonderful people to work next to!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Anderson, SC

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

    Pros

    I love the flexibility. I am a full time college student and my manager works around that for me so that I can still work 20 hours a week!

    Cons

    A "FLEX" is a shift you have to call for in advance to see if the manager needs you to work that day. It can be aggravating on days when you want to get out and do something but you're stuck because you don't know if you'll have to go into work or not.

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    Positive Outlook
  8. I love working here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Winston, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Winston, FL

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, managers are really understanding. Love the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest. Thought Pier 1 would pay much more than minimum wage.

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    Approves of CEO
  9. Great job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Supportive environment, amazing merchandise, very customer oriented. It was my favorite retail experience. The team environment is very strong.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons other than the basics of any retail environment. Holiday hours, lots of straightening, etc. It's a good first retail experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Excellent management team
    Good benefits
    Great Culture
    Awesome vacation package

    Cons

    As with any large company, turning the ship can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Teamwork and fun loving environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Working here partime works out real well because I can take time off for going back to school, vacations, or whatever needed

    Cons

    2 weeks of Scheduling is done in advance so make sure you have your days off set on teamworks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to hear and listen to all associates when they have personal issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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