Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
504 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  • Current Employees
Employment Status

Reset

504 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and team to work with. Fun working with customers and building the sale.

    Cons

    Not many positions open for full-time sales associate. Not great pay to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training the associates. Make sure the management follows the same guidelines and policies of conduct and uniform as the associates have too.


  2. Terrible all around.

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The other sales associates are pretty nice. They have helped me with my mistakes when I messed up- especially on the confusing registers.

    Cons

    8.50 an hour. No breaks. No benefits. 4-5 hour shifts. Always on your feet. Managers constantly breathing down your neck. Forcing you to sell the store credit card. You have to constantly pressure customers into buying things. If you don't, the manager will scold you. Customers are rude. Plain and simple. You hardly get a single Thank you. Unorganized. I never have a set task. I just wander around all day. All the managers care about is selling. They will make you feel extremely uncomfortable. They do not care about you as a person. The registers are way too complicated. There's a million buttons & different payment options. And you always have to ask customers for their email at check out- so you can send them more junk to their inbox. ( which they hate giving to you) Too much pressure working here. Not enough pay. No advancement what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micro managing. Raise our pay. Give employees actual tasks. give employees more praise. Stop trying so hard to sell the rewards credit card... it annoys the employees and the customers.


  3. Sales associate

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment where the people truly care about you. 25 percent discount really comes in handy.

    Cons

    Barely above minimum wage salary. Lots of people come and go because they find the job boring or just are not motivated enough by the same tasks over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better compensation and benefits to part time workers. Increase salary for those who have worked more than one year.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Senior Management Level

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great work life balance. Low stress. Lots of opportunity to make a difference and be involved in big projects.

    Cons

    Systems that do not communicate well makes it difficult to get clear metrics. However, that is an issue at most companies. Fluctuating demand causes long term planning to be difficult.


  6. Sales associate

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

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

    Pros

    Easy environment Cool products 4-6 hour shifts. It's unusual but a 4 hour shift at this store is like an 8 hour one at another store.

    Cons

    There are sales goals for the overall store each day but not really for the individual associate. You will come in and get placed in a section ask told to "fix it" and "maintain" your section with not much direction. It can get really boring when the store is slow. Some customers think you are their personal shopper, avoid that. They want you to open store credit cards and push that on the employees but the employees but their are no incentives or reward for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more structured and on the same page. Give your associates more detailed tasks. And the store manager needs to be more active and set an example rather than just ordering people around from your office.


  7. Wouldnt recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in West Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in West Saint Paul, MN

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

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, most stores have a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Most managers in store and in corporate don't honor their word, they come up with excuses instead of using honesty, hours arent honored for full time. They tell you there are loads of opportunities but there really arent.


  8. Mix Review

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Learning Opportunities are high. good.

    Cons

    Not Process oriented. Not Focused


  9. Helpful (1)

    It's ok

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    semI easy work load Management is mostly friendly

    Cons

    Discount is low 25% Pay is below industry standard 20 hours max per week


  10. sales

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has great discounts asap. Team mates are nice, store manager is nice . Close to home. Flexible schedule does not ask to work nights

    Cons

    Minimum wage is a slap in the face for the culture they portray. Not enough hours, a varied schedule, you never know when you are working. Flex for a whole day. The company shows no respect for minimum wage no breaks for a 4-5 hour shift would be pleasant change and offer some relief for the fiscal part of this job

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to workers. They are your ambassadors of your company, Respect and loyalty has to be felt by them as well


  11. Helpful (2)

    Fun store to work in!

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

    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

    Friendly management style. Fun store to work in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low for the position.



Showing 504 of 881 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.