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Sales Associate

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lexington, KY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, KY

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

Pros

Working at Pier 1 Imports grants you the occasional (and limited) creative freedom when assembling displays.

Cons

I loathed my time spent at Pier 1 Imports. The management refused to hire anyone that was actually physically capable of doing the very heavy lifting that the job requires. The entirety of the floor staff was composed of petite college-aged women and senior citizens; neither group was wholly capable of unloading couches, dressers, dining room tables, etc. The pay was absolutely paltry. All sales associates started at exactly minimum wage, with "raises" (of up to a whopping $0.10) being available (upon a glowing performance review) once every consecutive year. There was also pressure, bordering on harassment, to talk customers into signing up for the Pier 1 credit card. Furthermore, the tone of all instructional material distributed by the company was wildly sexist. All customers are referred only as "she" or "her" in Pier 1 literature. The only time I saw the mention of "he" or "him" was in a leaflet discussing what a mother should buy for her son going off to college. (There were no female-oriented dorm items shown, either.)

Doesn't Recommend
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    Slow boring work day.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Its a fun work enviroment, mangers are nice and understanding.

    Cons

    Only work you 20 hours at the most most of the time not. theres not a lot to do inbetween rushes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good work environment that encourages creativity.

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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 3 years

    Pros

    A positive team environment with great staff members.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company after you have paid your dues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded to a more creative approaches to drive sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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