Pier 1 Imports
3.1 of 5 504 reviews
www.pier1.com Fort Worth, TX 5000+ Employees

Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 504 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith

Alex Smith

(281 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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    I enjoyed working there.

    Sales Leader (Former Employee)
    Nashua, NH

    ProsGood sales bonuses and fair when asking time off.

    ConsRetail hours are not always the best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo try to be more relate-able to your staff members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As a new hire, the work place seems promising.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Mesa, AZ

    ProsThe discount isn't bad and the coworkers seem friendly enough. Management seems like they have it together. Time will tell.

    ConsNot sure how I feel about pushing that PR1CC onto customers. But it's part of the job so I'll do it without sounding too pushy or desperate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into current employees seeking more work hours. Share the work load.

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

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    Overall, a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThe best part of working at the Pier 1 home office is the people. Lots of good quality people. The second best part is the four weeks paid vacation. After that, it's all typical corporate stuff.

    ConsThe worst thing is there is virtually no upward mobility. Don't plan on being promoted anytime soon after getting hired. The second worst thing part is the low pay. No bonuses paid out while I was there. So, don't let the recruiters sway with you promises of extra money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to promote people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, nice people

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Royal Oak, MI

    ProsGreat customers, friendly people. Interesting pieces for sale.

    ConsPay isn't great. Stock room is always very dirty, and often very cold.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsGreat products, great discount, great work enviroment

    ConsLong hours especially when the seasons change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I can think of.

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

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    Fun Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsPier 1 is a fun place to work with good advancement opportunities. Interaction with many different departments offers the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the business. Good benefits and decent salaries.

    ConsThe office environment can sometimes get a little to political.

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

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    Fun People, lots of sales pressure

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsThe merchandise is beautiful, and you get to meet a lot of designers

    Consemployees are underpaid. Lots of sales pressure.

    Advice to Senior Managementpush for more frequent raises for good employees and give them a break on needing to constantly get customers to sign up for credit cards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay as a sales associate is reasonable, the product is interesting and the corporate does its best to keep store operations as organized as possible.

    ConsLarger store means more recovery and cleaning to do. They also make you clean the bathrooms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe organized.

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    A great environment!

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsHaving fun with the customers! There is such an assortment of merchandise that the possibilities are endless!

    ConsThere never seems to be enough time....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced and fun work environment

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsGreat customers, great coworkers, creative work environment

    ConsBad customers, unrealistic expectations, not enough payroll to get the job done in an effective way

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in payroll to better support your staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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