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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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  • Pushing for credit card sign ups is not ideal (in 280 reviews)

  • Not enough hours given to part time employees (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Preformed basic MOD duties"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very raxed environment, friendly employees, very flexible scheduling, great learning environment, customers are fun and friendly and always looking for your help.

    Cons

    Some hours are slow and drag by when not busy, some people get promoted based on who you know which isn't fair when there are others with more experience


  2. "Pier 1 is a good student job."

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, surprisingly polite customer base. Over all a really nice place to work for anyone wanting a small padding to their income.

    Cons

    Availability of hours makes it difficult for most employees to have this be their only job, so commitment to the company can take a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Authorization for employees to work more than 8 to 20 hours a week would help increase retention.


  3. "loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    i loved helping people buy things for there home

    Cons

    I hated doing truck!! Outside opening boxes in the snow, no thank you.


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  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    It was a great first job to have to gain experience in the retail industry. The people were always great and the products were of a great quality.

    Cons

    Anyone the wasn't a manager wouldn't work over 40 hours a week, so even if you wanted to be a full time employee it wouldn't happen.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Work/ life balance, Pay, Fun product

    Cons

    Upper management changes a lot. Some are good, some very not.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between departments would be nice. Several times there would be mixed messages at store level.


  7. "Fun environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of run people to work with, pretty good discount, fun job

    Cons

    Have to sell a credit card to customers and meet weekly/monthly goals


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people work here! And the merchandise is so great, it sells itself.

    Cons

    There aren't many full-time opportunities available if you aren't store management.


  9. "Ok place to work"

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Good product, good employees to work with, customer centric

    Cons

    pay is not competitive. Expensive medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    If you create a sales culture, you must pay accordingly.


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    "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Hybla Valley, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Hybla Valley, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at Pier 1. As someone who only had previous experience working in hospitality, retail was definitely a new field for me, but I love all the new responsibilities I have. Your store will probably only have about 15-20 employees (Including management & freight) which means every store feels like a small family. Have a great attitude, helps to be a little competitive and you will do great here. If you want to move up the ranks, be on top of every new project, ask for more responsibilities and a promotion is in your future.

    Cons

    Tons of responsibilities for a Sales Lead. You will be on your feet from 4-7 hours guaranteed,(Plus responsible for ensuring all KPI's are positive during your shift) but the upside of this is, you really get to see how management operates and it's great way to get your foot in the door and show you can handle responsibilities.


  11. "Sales Associate"

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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

    fun staff, great discount, beautiful place to work at

    Cons

    sometimes overworked and under staffed



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