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Underpaid

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA

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

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

Pros

It's nice to see the new products and meet nice fellow employees.

Cons

Our general manager is demeaning and kept an employee working even when they were struck with a stomach flu. He has broken items and leaves the mess for other employees to clean it up and write off without telling anyone. I wish our general manager didn't "coach" us in and describe how we need to get people to sign up for the card and the things that are on sale for every shift.

Advice to Management

* Get rid of flex shifts
* Set schedules 2 weeks in advance & don't change them
* Give employees breaks every 2 hours, not every 6 hours; employees shouldn't have to ask for bathroom breaks and told they can't
* Update the computer system - it freezes all the time
* Hire a cleaning staff to scrub toilets, vacuum and mop
* Make sure there are men on staff that can lift the heavy furniture
* Have a regional manager check up on the general manager and do surprise visits to see how employees are really treated
* Pay your employees higher than minimum wage
* Employees should be able to call off sick even if they can't find a sub
* Have managers find subs for employees
* Paid sick and holidays shouldn't be on the website as a perk since they aren't offered to part-time employees

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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roseville, MN

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Discount on merchandise
    -Prizes for performance

    Cons

    -Not an environmentally friendly company: we would throw away everything and not recycle
    -They don't care about people ( I was not allowed breaks when I worked there even when I reached the minimum number of hours for a 15-minute break)
    -Bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and the environment


  2. Survival of the fitness need only apply.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfield, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the customers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    You are expected to be a sales associate, janitor (cleaning public toilets), building furniture, taking out the trash, lifting all types of furniture, going up ladders 10' or higher holding a chair and either taking it off or bringing it down for customers, carrying stuff out to customers cars, working on the loading dock , physically demanding. Push credit cards and surveys all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Budget the stores so they can staff then appropriately. A real cleaning crew and a stock person would be a nice start!


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