Pier 1 Imports

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  1.  

    Decent and flexible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, atmosphere isn't bad.

    Cons

    Customers are all terrible, consistent training is annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Constant pressure to meet goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fun Workplace, Horrid Customers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    I love that they work with everyone's availability and that I'm lucky enough to work with people who are understanding and will cover shifts for me when I need it. There are so many tasks to do here. You're never stuck behind a register everyday for the entire duration you work here. I love the short part time shifts that last anywhere from 4 - 6 hours, especially the early shifts that get you out of work at 10am and you have the entire day to yourself. You have so many items to work with. Paid holidays. Very willing to work with you when you need time off. Discount is 25%, even on clearance.

    Cons

    The usual customers that come in are very rude with too much money in their hands. They look down on you and expect you to treat them differently than other customers just because they're buying a $1200 couch.
    Speaking of money, $8 /hr is ridiculous for the amount of work that we do. Especially when I've had past management experience. You expect us to move mountains for very little pay.
    Freight can be a mess. Especially around transition times and the company doesn't send you what you really need. These stores need bigger stockrooms, immediately. The dress code is boring, and ridiculous as some points. We've been told that we need to wear dress code when unloading freight. Have you ever carried couches and 50+ lbs boxes in heels or work flats for 4 straight hours?
    The credit card training needs to get turned down a notch. Their answer to customers who say no is, push push push. The training videos are lies, showing people saying okay to cards after a simple, "But you need it." Then associates get distraught when they don't get the required amount and it's stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is to higher-up management in the company.
    Send us the right products on time. Please consider raising the minimum pay, we do everything to keep your businesses running. Credit cards aren't everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty mediocre

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were all really awesome and I generally had a good time at work.

    Cons

    The management was too tough for the pay. I wasn't really interested in the competitiveness of the credit card thing. No one was ever really interested in the card and I sometimes felt really annoying pushing it on people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down on the credit cards - it pushes customers away and makes your sales associates feel annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Tha company is great , the employee. Discount is great i met some really nice people

    Cons

    The manager of my store is difficult to work for, you have flexible shifts so you can't schedule any free time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your seasonal employee s better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Typical Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paoli, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paoli, PA

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Frequent refreshers on products, talking points

    Cons

    Slow to advance competent sales associates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    25 % off discount for employees.

    Cons

    Only four hour shifts. Only 8 - 12 hour work weeks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Easy job made difficult.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stockroom Associate
    Current Employee - Stockroom Associate

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports (more than a year)

    Pros

    Receive a steady paycheck weekly

    Cons

    Always cutting hours for employees when possible. Manager loves to micromanage everything. Want leadership but, don't give any power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    There's better places

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    The work hours are pretty flexible and the place itself generally smells good.
    Some of the Sales leaders are pretty cool to work with and are helpful.
    Customers seem to be friendly.

    Cons

    The management and mainly the store manager is horrid to work for. They will hound you for not mentioning small things like the survey at the bottom of the receipt. They act is if you are personally responsible for their sales being down and they have you harass customers about their credit card applications that nobody wants to to sign up for. You will literally have your hours cut or diminished to other workers depending on the number of Instant Credit apps you can get people to sign up for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking your lack of sales on the associates that are already too busy with everything else in the store to accommodate every customer that walks in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Representative in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    work with schedule. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    compensation could be better, career growth not so good within Customer Relations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to be on the same page. Don't promote those undeserving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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