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Helpful (4)

Underpaid; overworked, high expectations; no incentive

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Good first job to learn retail, but get out AS SOON as you find something better-- even a little better -25% additional employee discount, even on promotional sale items (up to 45% off, though I've heard that's not much in other jobs)

Cons

-No matter HOW HARD you work, you will NOT get a raise until at LEAST a year of employment. And that's not even guaranteed. Some people get about .05 or up to .17 on their year raises. And management acts so gracious about it. -Daily demands, including making at least 5 people sign up for spam email or more junk mail, and weekly, playing with people's credit for a very faulty system (Pier 1 Rewards Credit Card) -Physically demanding, mentally draining. Climb up ladders and grab chairs, greeting every single customer and bothering them about signing up for the catalog, or the card, or the promotions, or this-or-that. The rule is "until they say stop three times"...

Advice to Management

Pay your employees accordingly for doing a good job. Stop with the catalog and pier 1 card. The card is more hassle than it saves people's money.

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. Dangerous Stockroom @ the Divisional Office Store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I no longer have to work there!

    Cons

    40Ft trucks that arrive between 4am and 12pm noon. You have only two maybe three people to unload ALL of it. It must ALL be processed in 24 hours. Items are stacked sky high and fall as you alone ( because there are never enough staff in the store no matter the square footage, and someone always has to be on the sales floor) try to get them out for a customer.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a premium pay for associates to work overnight shifts and in the stockroom.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great bonus program! Laid back company.

    Cons

    Once you are hired in for a particular position, you will be stuck with that position. No opportunities to move up within the company. People tend to stick around for a long time. Company pays below market value.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for people to advance. Pay people what they are worth.


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