Pier 1 Imports - Nice variety of products although stores are consistently short staffed and pay is low | Glassdoor
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"Nice variety of products although stores are consistently short staffed and pay is low"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brookfield, WI
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brookfield, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice variety of products and great associates.

Cons

Low pay. Consistently forced to be short staffed, which increases stress to work environment and drives a high employee turnover.

Advice to Management

Increase payroll for high traffic locations.

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Entertaining, and Upbeat"

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    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


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    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Pier 1 Imports grants you the occasional (and limited) creative freedom when assembling displays.

    Cons

    I loathed my time spent at Pier 1 Imports. The management refused to hire anyone that was actually physically capable of doing the very heavy lifting that the job requires. The entirety of the floor staff was composed of petite college-aged women and senior citizens; neither group was wholly capable of unloading couches, dressers, dining room tables, etc. The pay was absolutely paltry. All sales associates started at exactly minimum wage, with "raises" (of up to a whopping $0.10) being available (upon a glowing performance review) once every consecutive year. There was also pressure, bordering on harassment, to talk customers into signing up for the Pier 1 credit card. Furthermore, the tone of all instructional material distributed by the company was wildly sexist. All customers are referred only as "she" or "her" in Pier 1 literature. The only time I saw the mention of "he" or "him" was in a leaflet discussing what a mother should buy for her son going off to college. (There were no female-oriented dorm items shown, either.)

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