Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place for Female Leaders and Workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team, Great Atmosphere, Great Location for eating.

    Cons

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great Co-workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ocala, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The hours and hourly salary is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Have better hourly salaries for associates.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Fun, but habit forming!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    4 hour daily shift is not enough to survive on

    Advice to Management

    Change the shifts to full time and the turnover will be decreased.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Took a chance on an older worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boulder, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Supported my reentry into the workforce

    Cons

    It is more physical than you would expect

    Advice to Management

    pay a higher workable wage


  6. Helpful (1)

    One of the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Talented 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!

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Work 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.


  7. Very good atmosphere to work in and everyone knows their part

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not huge volume so pay is good but limited


  8. This company cares about work/life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I appreciate having the ability to spend time with family and work.

    Cons

    This is a very physically demanding job.

    Advice to Management

    I think incentive pay raises would be nice.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Family oriented-good work/life balance-

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

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

    Pros

    very family oriented, stress good work/life balance-pay is good and comparable to other companies,

    Cons

    Lean staffing means your responsibilities sometimes did not match your skill set yet expectation was to stretch your skill set to the maximum potential

    Advice to Management

    if you're running company with a lean staff, remember the teams that are left can suffer from feeling overworked, lack of direction, and feeling that there is no room for promotion or growth within the department


  10. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Roseville, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great management, awesome employee discount, wonderful product to work with, excellent training. Overall a great place for an entry level position

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that you have to work weekends, holidays, etc. But that is the nature of the beast in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Way To Advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I started out as a Sales Associate and only 2 years later got promoted to the ASM Position. Pier 1 is not your typical retail store. If you are looking to just stand around and ring customer purchases, then this company is not for you. You have to absolutely from day one have naturally strong sales skills and know not only how to sale the product, but the store's credit card as well. As far a management, if you think your job is going to be an over paid babysitter, then you are wrong! As an ASM you will be responsible for organizing and executing monthly sale's promotions (store sales) on top of couching your associates to be effectively sellers, all the way ensure that you and your team are doing everything you can to meet the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sale goals.

    Cons

    The company is great, however the expectations for opening new credit card accounts can be a little overwhelming, especially with some what unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deeper look into the logistics and demographic of your stores and ensure your regional/ territory managers are giving equal attention to everyone. I understand why higher volume stores would receive more attention, but I feel as a manager I would want everyone on my team to be strong and not put pressure on my few top performers to carry the weight of the team.



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