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Great Way To Advance

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Richmond, VA

I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I started out as a Sales Associate and only 2 years later got promoted to the ASM Position. Pier 1 is not your typical retail store. If you are looking to just stand around and ring customer purchases, then this company is not for you. You have to absolutely from day one have naturally strong sales skills and know not only how to sale the product, but the store's credit card as well. As far a management, if you think your job is going to be an over paid babysitter, then you are wrong! As an ASM you will be responsible for organizing and executing monthly sale's promotions (store sales) on top of couching your associates to be effectively sellers, all the way ensure that you and your team are doing everything you can to meet the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sale goals.

Cons

The company is great, however the expectations for opening new credit card accounts can be a little overwhelming, especially with some what unrealistic goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a deeper look into the logistics and demographic of your stores and ensure your regional/ territory managers are giving equal attention to everyone. I understand why higher volume stores would receive more attention, but I feel as a manager I would want everyone on my team to be strong and not put pressure on my few top performers to carry the weight of the team.

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    Beware! Pier 1 may be a fun place to shop, but not a good place of employment.

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    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate

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

    Pros

    Fun associates to work with. Good discount.

    Cons

    Management delegates like dictators. Realistic expectations are way too high for one person to achieve. Care about the why's; Why is inventory low and counts off? Why are employees leaving?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. A good manager is one that leads, not orders! Don't have the associate do something that you wouldn't do.Managers should ALL be on the same page. Not 100 different answers. Look at why your stores have so much turnover in associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    good, but with potential to be better

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Merrillville, IN

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

    Pros

    the company really,really promoted a good customer appreciation ethic,and encouraged the strong empathetic connection between sales associates and customers. If you are really creative or simply like decorating it is a really fun job because you can help others find what they need.

    Cons

    had a horrible situation with a really immature co-worker,also you are on-call all the time, there is no real solid schedule for anyone who isn't a manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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