Pier 1 Imports

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Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

Pros

- Company has made great technological strides in the past few years with new registers, scheduling systems, remodels and other updates.
- Good Inventory system.
- Lots of stores around the country, so plenty of opportunity to transfer.
- Good Paid Time Off for retail, one of the best I've seen in the industry.

Cons

- A LOT of tenure in Store Manager and up. Very hard to move forward with such a backlog of potential candidates.
- Too much focus on Sales themselves, not enough on actual profitability. Hard to fault them for this as its typical of a lot of retailers.
- Workload can be intense. Company is good with trying to get SMs to work 45 hours or under, but sometimes they are not realistic with workload at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Continue making technological improvements, become leaders with upgrades, not followers.
- Look at the workload. Sometimes its too much for the payroll provided. Stores are different, not the same, you may need to allocate payroll differently.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Sales in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, happy customers, flexible schedule, decent part-time pay. Online scheduling system makes it easy to request off and check time sheets. Company gives random sales incentive bonuses, holiday gifts and a five year bonus! Nice perks for a part-time job!

    Cons

    Stock room is always a mess and is hard to get any merchandise out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep the gossiping between the management, do not involve the co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family oriented-good work/life balance-

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    very family oriented, stress good work/life balance-pay is good and comparable to other companies,

    Cons

    Lean staffing means your responsibilities sometimes did not match your skill set yet expectation was to stretch your skill set to the maximum potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you're running company with a lean staff, remember the teams that are left can suffer from feeling overworked, lack of direction, and feeling that there is no room for promotion or growth within the department

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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