Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
566 Reviews
3.2
566 Reviews
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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307 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 59 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing the Pier 1 credit card so hard can really drive you and the customers crazy (in 91 reviews)

  • Management gives part-time employees 4 hour shifts( anything over 4 hour shifts requires a break) (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great environment!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having fun with the customers! There is such an assortment of merchandise that the possibilities are endless!

    Cons

    There never seems to be enough time....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have only been working here a couple weeks but so far it has been a lot of fun and very professional.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    I love that the manger is willing to work with my schedule. Also I love that there is potential for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    It gets a little hard if you have to work a late shift of tagging items or mark downs and then have to be there several hours later to do an opening shift of unloading the delivery truck the next day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work if you like decorating!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Fun company to work for, time off and flexibility are really good. Store dynamic makes the job even better.

    Cons

    Hard to move up into management if you're not willing to moved to different stores frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I loved working for Pier 1.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great Discount !!! Great people !!! Ability to invest in yourself and move up in the company. Great management training. Ability to customize your store visually to represent your area. Even once leaving the company in my management role to pursue another full time opportunity I remained attached to Pier 1, for seasonal help around the holidays, and to help with visual and floor moves. Couldn't give up the discount ! :-)

    Cons

    Payroll hours can be challenging. It can also be a physical job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the expectations of the visual changes can be counterproductive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Place To Work!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to have a job at Pier 1 are that you get to make a positive impact on your customers lives daily. You are helping them finds furniture, accessories or gifts that they will love for a lifetime. Before I ever worked for Pier 1 some of my favorite furniture was from there!

    Cons

    Changing Promotions monthly is very time consuming. There must be a better system put in place.
    There is a lot of heavy lifting involved, but usually with another team member. Make sure you eat your Wheaties!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know a lot of my employees never really knew of open positions in other stores or areas without my bringing it up. Pier 1 should list positions weekly on the portal for managers to print for their associates. It might better help with internal promotion.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, employee appreciation week, quality of people, management listens to people

    Cons

    Mobility to move up within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    A great place to work if you love home decor and helping others.

    Cons

    Off loading trucks full of furniture is physically strenuous, but part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great place to have worked, keep doing what you're doing.

  9.  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ

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

    Pros

    amazing people n extremely flexible n the pay is good i get 8.65 as starting

    Cons

    lots of carrying, opening boxes every week, heavy furniture, always have to be multitasking and keeping the customers satisfied

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Fun product, always excited to see new seasonal arrivals and set statements, fun incentives to motivate sales

    Cons

    As a sales associate I didn't have much opportunity for advancement, occasionally requires lifting of heavy objects, such a tables a furniture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more men to work in the stock room

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Shrewsbury, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Shrewsbury, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, fun environment, discount on merchandise

    Cons

    Nothing - they were wonderful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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