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Helpful (3)

I wish I could still love my job, but I'm too exhausted to remember why I should.

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fun, flexible management teams.
Wide range of associates and customers to work with.
Visually stimulating environment.

Cons

Lack of accountability in upper management
Almost entirely female workplace can get catty and petty
Favoritism in upper management
Not enough accounting for traffic levels, store sizes, and other payroll effects
Physically exhausting (my once active lifestyle is now all consumed by work)
Too much stake placed upon Credit Card success
My now "full time" position is only 34 hours a week, before I was promoted I was working 40
I fear the company is moving in a direction that will eliminate the enjoyable visual merchandising opportunities we have in the stores now, it seems to be getting more cookie cutter every day
Inconsistent hours (I work anywhere from 6am-11pm every week)
High management turnover (generally not a good sign)
Managers and Assistant managers have huge expectations and responsibilities placed on them continuously, without the necessary support or time to execute them well

Advice to Management

Do a thorough analysis of your management team from the top down. Ask for anonymous opinions from those working under regional and territory managers to find out how well they are actually doing in their supporting roles. Place a higher value on great experience for associates and customers than on a hard percentage of credit cards opened every day. Some people are not interested in the P1RCC, and that needs to be ok.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice variety of products although stores are consistently short staffed and pay is low

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice variety of products and great associates.

    Cons

    Low pay. Consistently forced to be short staffed, which increases stress to work environment and drives a high employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Increase payroll for high traffic locations.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Fun, Entertaining, and Upbeat

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with a variety of people; whether it be coworkers or customers
    you learn a lot about the merchandise as you work there, and a lot of it is very interesting
    Unlike the competitors (Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn), Pier 1 stuff is very colorful and unique

    Cons

    It can take time to move up within the company, and you have to usually be able to transfer to other stores in order to move up
    A lot of managers try to low ball with hourly pay (though Pier 1 does pay above min wage), you have to have the courage to ask for something higher
    They really push to achieve their goals for the Credit Card we endorse.

    Advice to Management

    Understand there are good weeks and bad week with results of sales and Credit Card openings

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