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"Fun, Entertaining, and Upbeat"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Gaithersburg, MD
Current Employee - Sales Leader in Gaithersburg, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to work with a variety of people; whether it be coworkers or customers
you learn a lot about the merchandise as you work there, and a lot of it is very interesting
Unlike the competitors (Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn), Pier 1 stuff is very colorful and unique

Cons

It can take time to move up within the company, and you have to usually be able to transfer to other stores in order to move up
A lot of managers try to low ball with hourly pay (though Pier 1 does pay above min wage), you have to have the courage to ask for something higher
They really push to achieve their goals for the Credit Card we endorse.

Advice to Management

Understand there are good weeks and bad week with results of sales and Credit Card openings

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Job of My Life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were very friendly. The assistant manger was a total sweetheart.

    Cons

    I was hired on as seasonal. I was lucky if I got more than 10 hours a week. Everyone was given a name tag and trained on register except me. I was expected to open credit cards on the sales floor. The manager rode me to get sales and peoples email addresses constantly. I was never praised when I met my goals or made big sales, although I was constantly reminded when I didn't. I was expected to move heavy pieces of furniture by myself and no one even trained me on how to do it safely. Employee discount is a joke with the hours they give to seasonal employees. I could barely afford to pay my bills much less buy expensive furniture and home goods with my tiny paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more hours. I get that seasonal employees are only temporary but they should be treated with the same respect as everyone else.


  2. "All in all, a great experience and a company that rewards performance."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    professional, knowledgeable employees
    freedom with creativity
    awesome and inspiring merchandise

    Cons

    highly concentrated mostly female environment which can be catty and petty
    difficult time with competitive wages for employees apart from management

    Advice to Management

    Work with your staff to earn their respect, loyalty, and trust. Don't be afraid to develop them and make them as good as you are it will pay off for everyone in the long run. Reach out to your customer base and be honest with them. They will reward you with their loyalty when you go the extra mile.

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