Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
587 Reviews
3.2
587 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 61 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to push the Pier 1 credit card on everyone that walks in the door (in 110 reviews)

  • This job is only good if you're looking to work part time, a couple of days per week (in 43 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, WV

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun staff, great products, creative environment

    Cons

    pushing customers to apply for credit cards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pier 1 needs to stop referring to their customers as "she" and "her", with gender roles changing so much, I think it would benefit the company to include all genders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Depending on Management the exPIERience is great! Teams are like family and we work together. Very fun environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great time in the stock room opening new products, friendly staff, fun to help people make their spaces reflect their styles. Definitely a place to work hard and show your self you are able to do more than you thought. Ideas are always considered and potentially put into place. Management works within your limitations and coaches to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to be a full time employee. Some employees do not contain adequate strength to manage heavy lifting to which a select few handle those duties. Supplies for the store a very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps the employees that have been with the company for a few to several years offer them an opportunity to be a full time sales associate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great products, great discount, great work enviroment

    Cons

    Long hours especially when the seasons change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work if you like decorating!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than an 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.

  9.  

    I loved working for Pier 1.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (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
  11.  

    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.

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