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"Underpaid"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It's nice to see the new products and meet nice fellow employees.

Cons

Our general manager is demeaning and kept an employee working even when they were struck with a stomach flu. He has broken items and leaves the mess for other employees to clean it up and write off without telling anyone. I wish our general manager didn't "coach" us in and describe how we need to get people to sign up for the card and the things that are on sale for every shift.

Advice to Management

* Get rid of flex shifts
* Set schedules 2 weeks in advance & don't change them
* Give employees breaks every 2 hours, not every 6 hours; employees shouldn't have to ask for bathroom breaks and told they can't
* Update the computer system - it freezes all the time
* Hire a cleaning staff to scrub toilets, vacuum and mop
* Make sure there are men on staff that can lift the heavy furniture
* Have a regional manager check up on the general manager and do surprise visits to see how employees are really treated
* Pay your employees higher than minimum wage
* Employees should be able to call off sick even if they can't find a sub
* Have managers find subs for employees
* Paid sick and holidays shouldn't be on the website as a perk since they aren't offered to part-time employees

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. "Survival of the fitness need only apply."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the customers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    You are expected to be a sales associate, janitor (cleaning public toilets), building furniture, taking out the trash, lifting all types of furniture, going up ladders 10' or higher holding a chair and either taking it off or bringing it down for customers, carrying stuff out to customers cars, working on the loading dock , physically demanding. Push credit cards and surveys all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Budget the stores so they can staff then appropriately. A real cleaning crew and a stock person would be a nice start!


  2. "Loved it and then sadly with a new store manger and what seems to be lower standards, hated it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Started out as a sales associate and quickly became a assisted manager. We had one of the best stores in our region and a outstanding Store Manager. Our store was clean and we had loyal customers. When Visual Merch team came in, they worked closely with associates and managers. Wonderful team environment. Decent discount.

    Cons

    Low pay scale
    Honestly, the company seems to have much lower standards. I left my position and came back two years later. It felt like a complete different company and products felt cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Think back a few years at how great the company was and go back.

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