Pier 1 Imports Reviews

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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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  • Not the most progressive of cultures but the people are great.

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    Pier 1 Imports has a unique culture; the people matter and it's a distinguishing factor. The company is loyal to its employees (almost to a fault at times). If you want someplace you can enjoy coming to work for you can find that here. Pier 1 invests heavily in the community with numerous opportunities to give back.


    Pier 1 is a slow moving ship in a lot of ways. The company's cost of goods sold is too high. Employees are not always managed effectively including being held accountable for commitments, quality of work and work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify inventory movements. Make strategic leadership decisions. Performance managing people is not always easy or fun but it is absolutely necessary to stay relevant in the market place. Hold people accountable for their commitments.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pier 1 Imports (Houston, TX) in August 2015.


    I applied online and relieved a call from the manager about an hour later to set up an interview. It was scheduled two days later with an assistant manager. They got back to me about five days after the interview saying I got the job. I have retail experience so they are paying 8.25 an hour.

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    • How would you sell this artwork to a customer?   Answer Question
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    • Talk about a time you had a good shopping experience. How will you provide our customers with a good shopping experience?   Answer Question
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Website www.pier1.com
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (PIR)
Industry Retail
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

When shoppers fish for home decor, Pier 1 wants to be sure they catch something. The company sells about 4,000 items (imported from more than 50 countries) through some 1,045 Pier 1 Imports stores in the US and Canada. Stores offer a wide selection of indoor and outdoor furniture, lamps, vases, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, and other decorative accessories. Customers can also reserve items on Pier 1's website and pick them up in stores. In addition, the company supplies merchandise to about 40 stores in Mexico owned by Grupo Sanborns. In a bid to boost ... More

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