Pier 1 Imports

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Know what you're getting into, but it's a better place than most for retail.

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Current Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Plenty of opportunities to work with people.
-No commission, so everybody's all on the same team.
-Good place to practice your decorative impulses on someone else's dime.
-Very flexible with requests off, so long as you put them far enough out.

Cons

-All of the typical gripes that anyone would have about retail: lack of pay/hours, crazy customers
-Unless you're willing to relocate, limited advancement opportunities beyond first-step management.
-Company credit card practices border on predatory.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Be more realistic w/r/t time required to complete tasks.
-Ease up on credit card expectations.
-Be more welcoming to input from those most affected by in-store policy and more open about methodology when that input is considered.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people work here. Some of the best supervisors I've ever had.

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

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

    Pros

    Pier 1 is a retailer that doesn't take things too seriously. They recognize that what they import are things that people like to have, not need to have.

    Cons

    Really crappy pay, not so great benefits. Customers expect freebies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your pay schemes don't align with other retailers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Management Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I loved the numerous opportunities to work with people face-to-face. Helping customers design rooms, purchase creative gifts, and help create a vision for them was always very fun! My team was wonderful and it made going to work very easy.

    Cons

    While store-level rewards and contests are motivating, corporate rewards and recognition for associate performance is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on rewarding associates for number of credit cards opened per shift, and more on store-level sale goal successes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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