Pier 1 Imports
3.1 of 5 505 reviews
www.pier1.com Fort Worth, TX 5000+ Employees

Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 505 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith

Alex Smith

(282 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The employee discount was the only thing good about the job"
    in 56 reviews
  • "Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "They push you to get customers to sign up for the company credit card like your job depends on it"
    in 78 reviews
  • "It's only part-time, unless you're the assistant manager or store manager"
    in 29 reviews
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    Very good atmosphere to work in and everyone knows their part

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    ProsGood hours, no crazy holiday hours, good pay, quick upward growth opportunities

    ConsNot huge volume so pay is good but limited

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best

    Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsTalented Managers are rewarded! If you are a talented manager (even a budding manager) you will be rewared with $ and opportunities...there are over 2000 stores with more opening and getting remodels!
    Opportunites galor!
    Great Staff from top to bottom!
    Did I mention I no longer work there? However, I know there will always be a place for me there! I have always and will always speak highly of Pier 1 Imports.
    You have a corporate staff who take significant time in creating a team atmosphere with trainings, celebrations, and recognition!
    You have employees (sales associates) there for +10 years. Divisional and regional members of management who started as sales associates. Regional and Divisional members of management who will move your displays (and not just the little ones) to help and teach you!

    ConsThere are a limited amount of full time positions!
    Like any other retail business members of management are the only full time positions (and Home Office...it would be a dream!!)
    Moving furniture! Sad but true. The end result is worth it...but truth be told...in the moment (and there are plenty) it stinks!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard!
    Yes you will be moving furniture but if you're, truly, a Pier 1 person you'll love the end results.
    Be genuine with a smile...remember you're the host and the customers are your guests. Youre managment team and sales associates will get you there if you are always fair.
    Here is the biggest. Your hiring process is #1. If you think at any moment this person does not represent the brand...do not hire them!! You have to represent your customer base with your store's sales team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LOVE! Suxh a fun, engaging place to work! There is never a dull day, and the support we get from field leaders is great!

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth potential
    Multi-dimensional
    Competitive atmosphere

    ConsTough work
    Physical
    More upper management opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Took a chance on an older worker

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsSupported my reentry into the workforce

    ConsIt is more physical than you would expect

    Advice to Senior Managementpay a higher workable wage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, but habit forming!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsThe 25% discount is good!
    Flexible schedule if you have a second job or family

    Cons4 hour daily shift is not enough to survive on

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the shifts to full time and the turnover will be decreased.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Co-workers

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Ocala, FL

    ProsThe people are great to work with.

    ConsThe hours and hourly salary is very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave better hourly salaries for associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for Female Leaders and Workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsGreat Team, Great Atmosphere, Great Location for eating.

    ConsSensitive Environment due to the large amount of liberal employees very similar to Apple Computers Environment. Think out of the box!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The culture is incredibly positive and the people are amazing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is an emphasis on work life.
    The company is currently growing which provides the opportunity for mobility with positions.
    There is focus on developing talent within the company. We are rewarded for our hard work.
    Management keeps in contact with their direct reports to stay in the loop and provide guidance.
    Management keeps us in the loop about what is going on within the company outside of our department.
    I love working for Pier 1 Imports.

    ConsThe vacation policy needs to be reworked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellence career training

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat work environment. great fellow co-managers and great sales staff..

    Consunloading freight.
    set displays with no product.

    Advice to Senior Managementapply for ' under-cover boos.. and see the reality of the store management teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoy the time I spend working at Pier 1

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Toms River, NJ

    ProsWe sell some of the most unique home furnishings and have the best smelling candles with new fragrance lines arriving.

    ConsTransitions can be difficult and not always alotted enough time or people to get the task completed as per company directive

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel the leadership team at Toms River is good at keeping the associates aware of company goals through daily sales chats.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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