Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Enjoyed my time

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flowood, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flowood, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    fun products, worked with my schedule, most items were decently priced, other employees were very helpful, was encouraged to apply for a higher position from management

    Cons

    expensive furniture, working weekends and late hours, had to work early hours when changing seasons


  2. My Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    It is a fun, friendly environment. Create displays

    Cons

    Hours are crazy Music is awful with just one CD Salary is eh


  3. It was okay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southaven, MS

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    25% Employee Discount Fun Coworkers Nice environment Generally easy to be hired Rewarded for good work Easy to get a shift covered

    Cons

    Low hours Early morning freight work/late night markdown work The one CD of music at Christmas (OMG make it stop) Having to sell company credit card on literally everyone


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  5. Na

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Associate discount, notice of sales, seeing new merch. Team atmosphere. Fun managers. Flexible schedule. Overall fun place. Associates can earn bonus

    Cons

    A lot of work to get done In short timeframe. Hours get cut sometimes. Weekends all the time. Small stockroom to work around

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. Customer Service Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with there are awesome. The customers that come in are great too. Shortened hours for being on your feet a lot is a plus.

    Cons

    Upper Management such as regionals don't have common sense. To make way in upper management, I think it should be a consideration to hire within the stores and move people up. Just because they would understand how the store works. You may want to think about purchasing shoe inserts. My feet ache a lot and I have developed feet and back problems. Some of the stores need bigger areas for space. Over the years I feel like Pier 1 has more to offer, its disappointing that we don't have enough space for everything. Especially our stock room, there is barely any room to move and it is hazardous. Ballwin needs another location to thrive. We would have more business if we had the room. Cant have over a certain amount of hours if part time. I believe the max of hours you can have in a week is 20-24. Have to lift heavy furniture, another reason why I wish we could wear sneakers.

    Advice to Management

    Ballwin needs a bigger stock room, might I add; a bigger store. Pier 1 has so many neat things to offer and our store is small. May I mention we need new equipment, such as ladders and a step stool. They are falling apart and hazardous. Would be nice to get those étagères in too. The store looks silly with spots of new displays with old. I am an Interior Designer and it bothers me...bet it bothers the customers too considering some of them are designers. Pier 1 is great but there are some things I wish you would consider.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I just started so I'm not too familiar with the company, but you get an employee discount. They are also pretty flexible with your schedule and are willing to give you more hours if you will be flexible too.

    Cons

    The store is a little bit overwhelming with all of the items in there. You also have to move heavy furniture around which can be hard if you are out of shape.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice. The people I work with are very nice and really good at training their employees. There isn't any issues between employees at my location.


  8. Store Manager

    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bismarck, ND

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people, good company to work for

    Cons

    coming from a big box store environment, this work environment was different from what I was used to


  9. Helpful (3)

    Enjoyable Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have the flexibility to control your schedule - meaning, you have the ability to set the days and times that you are available to work. This is really handy for persons looking for a part-time position.

    Cons

    You only work 4-5 hours shifts regardless of full-time or part-time status. This can be bothersome for persons who have a long commute.

    Advice to Management

    Think about giving people the opportunity to work 6 hour shifts. Persons who commute a long distance do not benefit from a 4 hour shift.


  10. Friendly Environment with Creative Minds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere of Pier 1 is fun and laid back, and schedules are reasonably flexible. Management and fellow employees are like-minded and friendly people.

    Cons

    Even as a well-qualified, seasoned employee, being promoted is somewhat of a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positivity, it makes employees want to come to work. Also, corrective feedback is very helpful and appreciated.


  11. Store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products. Good communication with supervisors. Input encouraged .

    Cons

    Must be able to lift and move heavy furniture and items. Sales associates not paid much.



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