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"Pier 1 has been a fun experience building place"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There is a great sense of team working for pier 1. The store manager and sales leads are all on the same page, pleasant, helpful, and understanding. It takes a bit of time but after the learning curve it is simple to understand and execute what the company expects of you. You need people skills for this job and you need to be willing to walk up to customers even if they haven't asked for help

Cons

The hourly wage is average and doesn't really encourage me to stay. Hours can be limited in supply especially after the holiday season. This is a job that keeps you on your feet constantly. Because sales associates usually work 4 hour shifts you don't really get defined breaks, though it is acceptable to get a drink of water or use the restroom when needed. There is not a lot of room for growth due to the fact that there are really only sales associates, sales leaders, assistant manager and store manager. Wish there was commission.

Advice to Management

Reward stores with good sales by giving employees higher wages

Other Employee Reviews for Pier 1 Imports

  1. "Fun job, bad pay and no incentives"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, can be a fun place to work

    Cons

    High expectations of employees, minimum wage, no pay incentives, no training videos on lifting merchandise properly(almost fell off ladder getting chair down), unethical and unprofessional management, no breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Proper training videos, pay incentives for employees that open many cards, and how not to gossip and act unethical management training. Management would often be unprofessional at my location and it made me uneasy, so I left.


  2. "Great College Job, terrible for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunset Valley, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunset Valley, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pier 1 tends to operate like a family. You either love working with the staff, or they drive you up the wall. Upper management clearly defines its expectations and provides a 25% discount to employees. Great mentorship on design, merchandising, and selling. This is a great place to practice customer service, multi-tasking, and design.

    Cons

    The pay for part-time workers is about what you would get working for just about any other minimum wage job. They push you to get customers to sign up for the company credit card like your job depends on it. Often, managers will promise upcoming opportunity for advancement, but will neglect to invite you to interview.

    Advice to Management

    Reward stellar employees with raises, provide more opportunity for "bonus" months, and pay extra for the days you require your employees to work over nights or early mornings.

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