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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Constantly forced to push store credit card (in 318 reviews)

  • This is a part time job, I needed full time (in 108 reviews)

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  1. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great. Very accommodating with hours. Work environment is friendly and a lot of fun to work there.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. A lot of climbing ladders, lifting heavy items and they pay doesn't show for the work you do. The discount for associates is also diminishing as well. Had a great discount that could be used on everything. Now only can be used on regular price items.


  2. "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    they are very flexible with your hours and you get an amazing discount. I loved learning about their products and informing our customers about them.

    Cons

    from my experience I just had 1 bad manager out of the 3 we had but it was not so terrible I was able to ignore the fact.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    I just started it's a great job

    Cons

    The lack of hours at times


  4. "Decent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    no major pros
    short shifts for associates

    Cons

    pay not competitive, based on what the store makes not what you bring to the table
    company is getting rid of employee discounts


  5. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    -The company has a family feel to it and encourages/opens opportunities to move up.
    -Pay for sales associate is usually higher than minimum wage at state level
    -Easy going atmosphere
    -A great chance to get to know coworkers

    Cons

    -The hours aren't always the best. Shifts can be as little as three hours or as long 7.
    -Hard to become full time if just a sales associate
    -It can get a bit boring depending on your location. If around a mall, the foot traffic helps bring in customers. If a stand alone location and not near other stores and there is no loyalty to Pier 1...there won't be as much customers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to coworkers. If asking for more hours, try to work to accomplish that. It can get annoying continually asking for more hours, being told you will get more, and then still only working four hours a week.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good retail start,"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westerly, RI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westerly, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, responsive and nice management, flexible schedule, culture

    Cons

    Sometimes management could be unprofessional as well as employees with gossip and abusing other's willingness to take over shifts, pay raise was based on performance but minimal (I ranked highest performance and received a $0.20 raise


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Nice Co Workers

    Cons

    Bad Pay, Not Enough Hours

  8. "Awesome new direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Executives
    Future oriented
    Fun workplace environment

    Cons

    Low networking opportunities for new employees
    Communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep going! Maybe find a way to talk to more of your employees one on one.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pier 1 gives you the skills to succeed at not only making sales, but also at learning to help clients design and customize their own decor looks. From centerpieces to florals to table settings to living rooms - you learn how to design. It truly was my happy place - I loved working there!

    Cons

    Sadly, I wasn’t able to get a high enough salary or enough hours to support myself. This is a part time job, I needed full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing - you guys are dynamite!!


  10. "Store Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Generous vacation policy, good health benefits, matching 401k, stock purchase plan, company full of wonderful people and personalities, great field team

    Cons

    New leadership at the top levels, very political, days are full of certainty, compensation comes inless than comparable organizations, failing culture


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