Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
626 Reviews
3.1
626 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 65 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 117 reviews)

  • This job is only good if you're looking to work part time, a couple of days per week (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyable place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Flexibility and opportunity for growth are apparent at Pier 1. Management values associate feedback.

    Cons

    This is one of the top retail companies and hard work is appreciated by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    As a seasonal sales associate I had a great time working with Pier One in visual merchandising.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in West Bend, WI
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in West Bend, WI

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

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor and her supervisor were really friendly and easy to work with. I learned a lot about home decor and furniture- as this was my first time in a home store- in my time there. I feel I made big advancements in my sales approaches. Coming into work was like coming into a friend's home and I feel like customers felt that way every time as well. Great company values. The compensation was above average and the 25% discount was fantastic!

    Cons

    While pay was great, hours were lacking. It takes quite a while to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience, nice people

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

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

    Pros

    Great customers, friendly people. Interesting pieces for sale.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Stock room is always very dirty, and often very cold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed working there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good sales bonuses and fair when asking time off.

    Cons

    Retail hours are not always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To try to be more relate-able to your staff members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    As a new hire, the work place seems promising.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    The discount isn't bad and the coworkers seem friendly enough. Management seems like they have it together. Time will tell.

    Cons

    Not sure how I feel about pushing that PR1CC onto customers. But it's part of the job so I'll do it without sounding too pushy or desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into current employees seeking more work hours. Share the work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pier 1 is a fun place to work with good advancement opportunities. Interaction with many different departments offers the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the business. Good benefits and decent salaries.

    Cons

    The office environment can sometimes get a little to political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun People, lots of sales pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The merchandise is beautiful, and you get to meet a lot of designers

    Cons

    employees are underpaid. Lots of sales pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push for more frequent raises for good employees and give them a break on needing to constantly get customers to sign up for credit cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    The pay as a sales associate is reasonable, the product is interesting and the corporate does its best to keep store operations as organized as possible.

    Cons

    Larger store means more recovery and cleaning to do. They also make you clean the bathrooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be organized.

  10.  

    Fast paced and fun work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, great coworkers, creative work environment

    Cons

    Bad customers, unrealistic expectations, not enough payroll to get the job done in an effective way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in payroll to better support your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very employee oriented. I've had nothing but positive experiences working with them.

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The professional atmosphere is like a home away from home. Everyone is working together towards similar goals. I think the non-commission aspect of the job allows for more of a team effort in making sales.

    Cons

    The pay isn't terrifically fantastic for the amount of work you put in during a shift, however, depending on how your store manager run things, they're usually pretty good about giving compliments and raises where they are due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I used to work on the management team and stepped down to return to school, and the team, at least at the store I'm a part of, has been nothing but supportive. I have no advice to give them, they're fantastic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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