Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated July 28, 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)

  • Even the customers were fun to work with (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely pushy with the credit card (in 117 reviews)

  • There are many outrageous expectations for part time sales associates to meet in this job yet they have an issue paying you for it (in 44 reviews)

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  1. sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    fast paced, fun environment , good emloyee

    Cons

    management needs guidence,organization ,and people who want to work instead of being in the way


  2. Great for Part Time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent if you are going to school or only looking for something part time. Also great as supplemental work to a day job - can work evenings and weekends!

    Cons

    Not the best job if looking for a living wage. Have to try and persuade customers to open credit cards - but that is common in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Excellent job of recognizing hard working employees.


  3. Sales Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working at Pier 1! The merchandise is fun, helping customers make their homes beautiful. It was nice to work in a job where for the most part customers come in happy and ready to decorate! Another pro is you get benefits, even as a part-time employee your eligible for health insurance and a 401K!

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work weekends, and holidays. Your schedule is never the same from week to week, but that is to be expected in retail. Also with retail comes a higher than normal turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay raises to the employees that work hard for you.


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  5. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts, flexible schedule, nice people esp my boss

    Cons

    Mopping the floor and getting dining chairs from the perimeter

    Advice to Management

    Hope they let the guys do the heavy lifting


  6. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to see all the cool furniture and wall decor.

    Cons

    It's expensive, with the pay you receive its hard to purchase an armchair or sofa.


  7. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere and peers. Loved the products I was selling. Loved helping others make decisions on decor and any other questions asked.

    Cons

    The drive was far for me. Occasionally rude customers. Many employees seemed to call in a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the pier 1 spirit and team work. Focus on hiring more reliable people.


  8. Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast growth, lot of hours

    Cons

    Long hours bad management truck process


  9. Associate

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mansfield, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mansfield, TX

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Potential for overtime. Free training and experience in many jobs and heavy machinery, forklifts ext.

    Cons

    Stressful conditions, lousy supervision. No incentive to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the associates who work hard and punish or fire the ones who are lazy.


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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    25% discount combines with sales items

    Cons

    needs to sell the credit cards, management is hired without prior experience at Pier one, the sales associates needs to train them. Otherwise, it is a fun place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Have more than one sales associate on the sales floor at all times, You need at least one person in the front and one in the back, and the manager on duty to assist where needed.


  11. Go elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers Associates appreciation week= free stuff 25% Discount work with clearance and sales as well as full price itemss

    Cons

    Always have cancel orders making customers angry No knowledge of how to do inventory Attendance policy is not good if you have a family or any health issues at all.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the above and you could keep good employees



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