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Not a bad experience, but wasn't too great either.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

Pros

Was a good part-time, minimum wage job.

Cons

Quickly realized there was little room to move up. Store manager had been there for years. Other sales associates who had been there for years were planning on moving on because they couldn't get any semblance of a promotion. Other retail places seem to have more opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give us more credit! I felt small and replaceable (I guess I was).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Roller Coaster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employee discount, fun merchandise, working with great customers, leading talented associates, great home office

    Cons

    New regional manager every 3 months. It is difficult to build mentoring/business relationships when there is so much inconsistency. There is a lot of pettiness and little remains confidential with senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fill your positions in a timely manner. It creates low morale and it is a difficult working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sweet place, not so sweet work place.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet some nice people both customers and co workers alike. Pretty good discount if you like the merchandise there. Very unique things all over the store.

    Cons

    Right from the start expect to work a lot for minimum wage or just a little above it. You are expected to do shipment, clean, assemble furniture, help customers, and work the register. The hours are very much limited, and the work expectations for the amount of hours you are there for are sometimes unrealistic, and illogical. It's a bad investment of time. If it were money which in reality is because you do get paid; let's just say you'll lose more than what you make. Flex shifts are the most ridiculous thing ever, you have to call 2 hours before to see if they need you to come in. To break it down Flex shifts are a way to bring in extra help if the store is selling a lot which in lamest terms they are making profit, and if you are not needed then the company doesn't have to lose extra money which they are not making. So basically when you have a flex shift it's like you have to put your life on hold for 2 hours before to see if your needed or not. You may have a few small accidents such as cutting yourself with the blade cutters if your not careful, but that's a matter of individual safety. Sometimes you are expected to climb high up the latter(s) and it can get dangerous if no one is there to hold it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing is a pretty big umbrella and under it is a specific section called Customer Service. Customer service starts out with supply and demand for a product, but the final sale of a product is at the lowest level which comes down to the store associates. Customers look for not just what they see and like, but also an experience. When employee hours, and schedules are fixed (without flex shifts) then expect a greater amount of good customer service. Good customer service creates customer loyalty and thus generates customer equity. Lower level employees don't live off 4hrs. a day and 20hrs. a week, and after a while they grow tired of giving a lot for little in return. I've seen the wearing on employees who have only been there a few months. I think Pier 1 imports needs to re evaluate the value of an employee because it's a store that gets many customers and out of 20 customers at least 9 of them have questions, and that's almost half.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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