Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
566 Reviews
3.2
566 Reviews
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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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.  

    My job was both fun and challenging

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great discount, and laid back environment

    Cons

    The glitter can sometimes be a pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is where I go to relax

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I love working at this place so much. I work with an amazing group of people who are mature (for the most part) really funny and helpful.
    I appreciate that the managers are very respectful, they are never condescending and they don't yell at you as if youre a child.
    I once accidentally told a customer wrong info, the manager waited for to finish and politely said "I think they might've been moved to another floor" instead of cutting me off an yelling at me in front of the customer

    Cons

    Some employees who have been there for a while like to dictate and be a bit bossy.
    Also the hours suck sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what youre doing. Thank you for always visiting our store and being in touch. It shows you care about us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pier 1 has been a fun experience building place

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    There is a great sense of team working for pier 1. The store manager and sales leads are all on the same page, pleasant, helpful, and understanding. It takes a bit of time but after the learning curve it is simple to understand and execute what the company expects of you. You need people skills for this job and you need to be willing to walk up to customers even if they haven't asked for help

    Cons

    The hourly wage is average and doesn't really encourage me to stay. Hours can be limited in supply especially after the holiday season. This is a job that keeps you on your feet constantly. Because sales associates usually work 4 hour shifts you don't really get defined breaks, though it is acceptable to get a drink of water or use the restroom when needed. There is not a lot of room for growth due to the fact that there are really only sales associates, sales leaders, assistant manager and store manager. Wish there was commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward stores with good sales by giving employees higher wages

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working at Pier 1. I have been there for 6 years and I see myself there for a very long time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I love the people that I work with and my customers.

    Cons

    There are no downsides in Pier 1!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it is a very ok job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Freeport, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freeport, NY

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

    Pros

    raises and nice people discounts

    Cons

    bad area bad customers rude sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome, and Fun!!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, managers are helpful, customers are sweet, managers help motivate the employees to perform well, everyone is honest

    Cons

    have to try to sell the pier one instore rewards credit card, yes it feels like I am being incredibly annoying - but I expected to have to do this when applying for a retail job, and they asked how I felt about it in the interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    A Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    I loved working for this company. It had great hours, very flexible scheduling, and awesome discounts. I definitely recommend it!

    Cons

    There's a higher standard for personal appearance. You've got to make sure that you look stylish; otherwise, you may not be accepted by the other employees.

  9.  

    Loved the atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for me. My store manager was very nice and upbeat, but she did expect a lot from us. Very positive though and a great experience for me.

    Cons

    There wasn't much I didn't like about Pier 1 Imports. The music soundtracks got old, but that was about it.

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best retailer to work for

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They truly care about their employees, from the bottom up. GREAT benefits for Full time employees. They encourage feedback from the store level.

    Cons

    Typical cons in retail.....SCHEDULE! (BUT they are much better than MANY retailers out there!)

    Recommends
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Stafford, VA

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

    Pros

    The product and culture of the business

    Cons

    I don't have any cons :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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