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"Great Management Team, Great Store"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Albany, GA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Albany, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work atmosphere, flexibility, employee discount, potential for mobility within company, variety of job tasks.

Cons

While I love the store, the pay could be increased. Pier 1 does not pay associates enough to sustain living expenses. Shifts are typically 4 hours, and the best way to pick up hours is to be available when another associate calls out. Great place to work for a second source of income.

Advice to Management

Fewer Employees on payroll, increase hours for established team members.

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company, Perfect job for students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a part time associate i have gotten 6 raises in the last 3 years, starting as a seasonal associate ($10/hour) and now to Material Handler 1 ( $16/hour). Very friendly atmoshere and because of my part time status i have flexibility with my work schedule to allow time for school. Full time associates do not have this flexibility

    Cons

    For the past 2 years, supervisors and HR reps have been in and out of the job, making the work environment disorganized. The work is very physically demanding, often seems impossible to hit production numbers of 100% that is required. Associates get fired very often. Also a lack of equipment like forkilifts make it difficult to do work efficiently. Part time associate benifits are not the best. During peak holiday season you can kiss your life goodbye, working 11 hours plus, good for your wallet but hurts family time.

    Advice to Management

    ive often felt under appreciated, make sure you take care of your hard working associates.


  2. "Some good & Not so good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Company has made great technological strides in the past few years with new registers, scheduling systems, remodels and other updates.
    - Good Inventory system.
    - Lots of stores around the country, so plenty of opportunity to transfer.
    - Good Paid Time Off for retail, one of the best I've seen in the industry.

    Cons

    - A LOT of tenure in Store Manager and up. Very hard to move forward with such a backlog of potential candidates.
    - Too much focus on Sales themselves, not enough on actual profitability. Hard to fault them for this as its typical of a lot of retailers.
    - Workload can be intense. Company is good with trying to get SMs to work 45 hours or under, but sometimes they are not realistic with workload at all.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue making technological improvements, become leaders with upgrades, not followers.
    - Look at the workload. Sometimes its too much for the payroll provided. Stores are different, not the same, you may need to allocate payroll differently.

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