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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated February 16, 2018
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Alasdair James
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Pros
  • I love our products and employee discount (in 157 reviews)

  • My colleagues were all fun to work with which made for an enjoyable environment (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Having to push a credit card on people (in 311 reviews)

  • Part time employees don't want to work this hard for the pay they receive (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, but Fast-Paced"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managers
    Great Co-workers
    Incentives - "made games out of competition"

    Cons

    Fast-paced
    Credit card pushers
    Not a lot of room to grow


  2. "Great Part Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved Pier 1. It was a part time job while I finished school. My coworkers were friendly and I got to do a lot of merchandising, which I LOVE.

    Cons

    Lots of VERY heavy lifting.

    Advice to Management

    My management team was great.

  3. "Pleasant work encvironment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Lovely store, nice employees. And the store always smelled wonderful! Generous employee discounts.

    Cons

    Spent too much of check on store merchandise.


  4. "Pier 1 is a great company to be a part of"

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    Current Employee - Pier I Corporate Office in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Pier I Corporate Office in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Pier 1 is truly like a family. Everyone is very caring and always makes sure that you are set up for success. They really promote a good work/life balance, more so than any other company I've worked for.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any cons thus far.


  5. "Good retail position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Caring management and great team workers to work with. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Hours vary due to customer volume, sales, and peak-holiday times. Very driven sales, emphasis on opening lines of credit


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associaate
    Former Employee - Sales Associaate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and management was friendly and easy to work with. We always had new shipment coming in so that required us to change and move things around very often.

    Cons

    Since its a retail environment you have to get used to standing for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    To give longer breaks. In 6 hours I only had a 15 minute break


  7. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great travel, fun product and talented coworkers

    Cons

    No PD team - Buyer is responsible for product from start to finish with limited support

  8. "Company & Coworkers Great"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For Thanksgiving, you have off other than some companies.

    Cons

    I don't have any


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Pros

    The hours were good. Usually worked four hours a day because they didn't want to have to give you a break. The bosses were nice and so were my fellow employees. Bathroom breaks whenever you wanted and there were a lot of times when the store was empty. It was pretty relaxed for a retail job. The employee discount was nice and the work wasn't too hard. It's a good job if you're looking for something easy, but still want some extra money.

    Cons

    Because it's an upper class store, some of the customers are really rude and treat you really poorly just to save a buck. Expect a lot of expired coupons. Also, sometimes they have you stay over night when their store is switching for the season and you'll be there for over 8 hours without warning and little break. On christmas eve, I had to be their until after midnight even though I was supposed to leave at 7 and I got no break. They also don't fire anyone, they just stop putting them on the schedule and won't tell them anything, so they quit because they don't want to deal with unemployment or the conversation. This didn't happen to me, but I saw it happen to quite a few people. The last big con is my pay. I got paid $9.25--which is really good--but I'm a women and they definitely gave the men that worked there a much higher salary. It was not equal.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Leader @ Pier 1 Imports"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    I love working at Pier 1 as a Sales Leader. The managers and sales associates are hard workers at our store. I love our products and employee discount. Our customers love our store and are easy to work with. Overall, Pier 1 is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I wish the pay was higher for managers and there were more incentives and consistent hours for the associates.

    Advice to Management

    Please have more incentives for those associates and managers who do an amazing job. Moral can be low at times and I have seen great employees leave the company due to low pay, low hours and minimal incentives.


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