Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 65 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Having to push the Pier 1 credit card on everyone that walks in the door (in 117 reviews)

  • This job is only good if you're looking to work part time, a couple of days per week (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Best place in Maryland to work

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Money is the root of all evil

    Cons

    Revolving door. Someone knew every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Loved it!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baytown, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, friendly customers, nice management

    Cons

    Not enough hours, no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Associates and managers were typically fun to work with

    Cons

    Late nights (seasonal transitions would last until 3-4am). Lots of heavy lifting and moving of furniture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates deserve higher hourly pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company for a part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun items to sell and great company culture.

    Cons

    low pay and managers have to work holidays (which is expected and obvious, but still wasn't fun)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Pier 1 provides the ability to advance to those who drive results and are willing to do what is needed

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Great peer atmosphere. Very strong sense of teamwork between the sites in the distribution network

    Cons

    Distribution network is behind the curve in technology driven solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Current employee of less than a year.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, appreciative and polite customers, hands on training, management is very accommodating and professional, all around decent work environment.

    Cons

    The pay could be better considering each employee must do some pretty heavy lifting and manual labor, pos system a bit annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The back room is very cluttered and items are stacked too high. Our store receives far too much inventory. It might benefit the store to let corporate know we have too much product that is contributing to possibly dangerous back room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A fine little retail job, but nothing to call home about.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA

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

    Pros

    The workload is not bad, the management is very kind and understanding, they really care about their employees and it's like being a part of a little family.

    Cons

    They force you to push a credit card on people. The credit card is the only reason that the job is not a five star job. If you don't get people to sign up for a credit card, you won't last long. Pier 1 needs to reconsider its customer loyalty program. Won't get many hours here, ESPECIALLY if you don't get many cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are great, keep helping the employees and customers with a smile!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. I love working at Pier 1, the personal relationship with customers is amazing! I just love what I do.

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    Current Employee - Pier I Imports -Sales Leader in Cold Spring, CO
    Current Employee - Pier I Imports -Sales Leader in Cold Spring, CO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    The turnover rate to move up, the training, as well as the crazy hours.

    Cons

    The pay and the crazy hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the little guys know what is going on. Nobody likes being in Limbo!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Very friendly work environment

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Working face to face with customers

    Cons

    I believe there should be a hire salary for the work load required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Pier 1 expects much but delivers little.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The company offered incentives such as percentage bonuses for meeting your monthly targets plus a specific percent. So each month you could make an additional $300-$1000. Also, vacation and week schedules were flexible. It was also not the most stressful retail environment I've worked in

    Cons

    Personal growth does not go far beyond the position you enter the company as and promotions are nonexistent. Also, good luck negotiating a raise mid year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your business model because the 21st century is taking you for a ride.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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