Pier 1 Imports

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Overworked, underpaid. Expectations high, undervalued.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Employee discount is 25%.
Incentives most months for management team (not for the Store Manager) and sometimes for associates.
Mostly flexible with any schedule.
Fun staff and merchandise.
Easy to catch on.

Cons

Low pay, even for retail standards. Thinking of a raise? Try 0.15 for a tenured manager.
There are a lot of complaints about the physicality of this job, and although it is true, this is what you signed up to do. Freight and transitions every week or every few months is pretty tough on your body.
Overbearing attitude about pushing the Pier 1 Credit Card to every customer.
Strict fraternization policy amongst a group of 15 people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Expect the same work of all managers -- not just a Sales Leader, who is the work horse of this store. Can you really expect an associate making minimum wage and working only 10 hours a week to be knowledgeable and successful on the floor, or that they will even stay for more than a few months? Pay your staff more and give them ample time on the sales floor each week so that they can actually be a contributing portion of the stores successes.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Great merchandise! I have great co-workers and like the positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, and they expect pretty open availability for meetings, floorsets, etc. which is hard for single parents, those with other jobs, and students who have to be bright-eyed after working on setting the floor until 2:00 am. This is a place for a job until you can find a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great fun part-time job if you don't need money.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This is the most fun I have ever had at a job. I love the atmosphere, the people, and the products. Medical benefits are available.

    Cons

    The pay is low even for retail and if you can't at least offer products, credit cards, etcetera you will not make it. If you have no problem talking to people and making suggestions it will be a breeze.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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