Pier 1 Imports

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Worst Job of My Life

Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee)

ProsMost of the people I worked with were very friendly. The assistant manger was a total sweetheart.

ConsI was hired on as seasonal. I was lucky if I got more than 10 hours a week. Everyone was given a name tag and trained on register except me. I was expected to open credit cards on the sales floor. The manager rode me to get sales and peoples email addresses constantly. I was never praised when I met my goals or made big sales, although I was constantly reminded when I didn't. I was expected to move heavy pieces of furniture by myself and no one even trained me on how to do it safely. Employee discount is a joke with the hours they give to seasonal employees. I could barely afford to pay my bills much less buy expensive furniture and home goods with my tiny paychecks.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees more hours. I get that seasonal employees are only temporary but they should be treated with the same respect as everyone else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: The environment if really fun. Everyday is always different.… Cons: They work you very hard and have huge expectations. This wouldn't be so bad if you were paid… Advice to Senior Management: You need to pay people what they are worth. Assistant Store Managers work very hard and are not… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Lack of leadership completely!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: I transferred from one Pier 1 to another and the one I am currently at is the one I will… Cons: 1.) If you need off you either get someone to cover you or oh well you can't have off 2.) Associates most times are not… Advice to Senior Management: Overall, Management needs to work on being management because as of right now most associates are feeling like they constantly get the short end of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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