Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
565 Reviews
3.3
565 Reviews
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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307 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 59 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing the Pier 1 credit card so hard can really drive you and the customers crazy (in 91 reviews)

  • Management gives part-time employees 4 hour shifts( anything over 4 hour shifts requires a break) (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ

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

    Pros

    amazing people n extremely flexible n the pay is good i get 8.65 as starting

    Cons

    lots of carrying, opening boxes every week, heavy furniture, always have to be multitasking and keeping the customers satisfied

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun product, always excited to see new seasonal arrivals and set statements, fun incentives to motivate sales

    Cons

    As a sales associate I didn't have much opportunity for advancement, occasionally requires lifting of heavy objects, such a tables a furniture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more men to work in the stock room

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked for a Pier 1 for almost 6 years, and I loved every minute of it. I thought that the managers did a great job of scheduling fairly and letting people have the day off for events. Also, Pier 1 is great to employees--store discount can be used on sale and clearance items, you get a bonus at Christmas, and every now and then, there are little giveaways at the store meetings. Would highly recommend this company for anyone looking for good part-time work.

    Cons

    Must be able to climb ladders, move and build furniture, and carry heavy objects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Shrewsbury, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Shrewsbury, PA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, fun environment, discount on merchandise

    Cons

    Nothing - they were wonderful

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    They were great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    It was very fun!

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate  in  Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Ocala, FL

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with different people from all walks of life as well as interact with the customers.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best and you sometimes have to work with nasty customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a raise to people who have been there five years or more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very positive, loved all the associates and great working environment. I loved going to work everyday!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great working environment, great merchandise, positive people

    Cons

    moving the furniture was not fun

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lovely team & Great customer servicw

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    wonderful management team, very understanding, organized and flexible with employee schedules

    Cons

    busy work required even when nothing is left to do in your zone
    sometimes required to hound customers obviously not wanting assistance

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people! Great pair of managers in the store!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice managers that allow you to have fun as long as you get everything done on the sales floor and backroom.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may work late when decor needs to be changed, but that seems normal to retail industry in general.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I really enjoyed my job at Pier One and respected the management there. They really made me feel like my voice was heard

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Co-Workers. Great chances to bond and connect to the company.

    Cons

    Compensation was below what I needed to live in the area. Because I was a student I couldn't work any more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are a gold mine of information. Check in with them often!

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun, kept me in shape because of the active type of work. Enjoyed it!

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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