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Good retail company and position

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

Pros

flexible part-time scheduling and relaxed atmosphere. particular location was very convenient for a seasonal second job - until the location was closed, but i was given the opportunity to transfer stores

Cons

retail position - low wage, but still above minimum

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Hard Work And Pressure For Little to No Payoff

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    My store had very friendly associates that were likable and made it feel like a family. Being a straight, college age guy, there is very little temptation to spend my paycheck here. After 3 years of working here, I've begun to feel confident in my product knowledge coming from knowing nothing about interior decor.

    Cons

    Constant demand for opening credit cards, getting emails, and surveys from customers. Working on hand and knee for customers that treat you like dirt for barely above minimum wage. Many customers I spoke with thought we earned at least $11 starting wage plus commission. Very few hours available and a full 8 hour shift maybe once every other month. End of year performance reviews are from 1-5 and unless you meet your high quota every week, you'll get either a 2 or 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the associates. The customer is right most of the time but not always. Change the store and website systems from Microsoft Silverlight to Flash. Why use a new program that still has many bugs and performance issues instead of a tried and true 20+ year old program that is used by almost everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Praise from management when doing well, new customer interaction, great music, nice and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    NO HOURS!!!! Management gives part-time employees 4 hour shifts( anything over 4 hour shifts requires a break). Also, we are put in the system for flex shifts which takes up your day- you're not even guaranteed to work it. Lastly, we don't get paid enough. Sales associates are required to clean bathrooms, go on ladders, and unload the truck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours or stop hiring new employees every 2 seconds!!!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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