Pier 1 Imports

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Hard work but fun!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

There is a lot of variety in day to day activities and workload. There is always something new happening and the job is never dull. The company values employee feedback and is always working to improve processes. Store managers are not mico-managed. There is some room for creativity and initiative is recognized.

Cons

It is a very physically demanding job, lots of walking and heavy lifting, very little sitting. There is a very broad assortment of merchandise in relatively small space that can be difficult to deal with. To be truly successful a GM needs to work long hours. Compensation is relatively is low and associate retention is a challenge.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented Managers are rewarded! If you are a talented manager (even a budding manager) you will be rewared with $ and opportunities...there are over 2000 stores with more opening and getting remodels!
    Opportunites galor!
    Great Staff from top to bottom!
    Did I mention I no longer work there? However, I know there will always be a place for me there! I have always and will always speak highly of Pier 1 Imports.
    You have a corporate staff who take significant time in creating a team atmosphere with trainings, celebrations, and recognition!
    You have employees (sales associates) there for +10 years. Divisional and regional members of management who started as sales associates. Regional and Divisional members of management who will move your displays (and not just the little ones) to help and teach you!

    Cons

    There are a limited amount of full time positions!
    Like any other retail business members of management are the only full time positions (and Home Office...it would be a dream!!)
    Moving furniture! Sad but true. The end result is worth it...but truth be told...in the moment (and there are plenty) it stinks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard!
    Yes you will be moving furniture but if you're, truly, a Pier 1 person you'll love the end results.
    Be genuine with a smile...remember you're the host and the customers are your guests. Youre managment team and sales associates will get you there if you are always fair.
    Here is the biggest. Your hiring process is #1. If you think at any moment this person does not represent the brand...do not hire them!! You have to represent your customer base with your store's sales team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hilton Head Island, SC

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great product, fun company

    Cons

    Only salaried manager in the building is difficult at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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