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Helpful (3)

Overworked, underpaid. Expectations high, undervalued.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. Helpful (1)

    Fun place to work as a side job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Merchandise, opportunity to learn new trends, great customers.

    Cons

    Low compensation, unsafe conditions, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    It will great to earn more than the minimum wage for a job that is very physically demanding, were one can get hurt easily lifting heavy furniture and boxes.


  2. Pier 1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (Less than a 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.


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