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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Pushing for credit card sign ups is not ideal (in 293 reviews)

  • Not enough hours given to part time employees (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Love my job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. My manager always works with my schedule. Great discount. Opportunity to move up within the company. Really fun seeing all the new items that come in weekly. If you love decorating this is an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. If you want people who care about their job and are motivated to sell and push the credit card you are going to have to PAY MORE MONEY.

    Advice to Management

    Should really stand up for associates as far as pay goes. You get what you pay for.


  2. "Love merchandising and stock processing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brighton, MI

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love merchandising and stock processing

    Cons

    Low hourly wage, only part time

  3. "Great discount but that's about it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Port St Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Port St Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, music, discount, benefits, discount

    Cons

    Salary/pay for the expected physical work, lack security for employees

    Advice to Management

    Get out of 1989, spend money on your infrastructure, protect you employees with camera systems


  4. "Overall: Not a bad start."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. The job is easy to learn. Pay is above minimum wage most of the time.

    Cons

    Pay is only slightly above minimum and raises are rare. Lots of drama. Management can play favorites.


  5. "Chills, kinda creative."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Basically you sell furniture to angry old ladies. Most of your time will be spent just hanging out unless you get a crazy person that wants you to design a room for her.

    Cons

    Gets boring sometimes, but that's what dra wing paper is for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, other than that, I don't care.


  6. "Opportunity for Creativity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly coworkers, creative outlet when helping customers decorate their homes.

    Cons

    Not as many hours as I'd like, focused on sales and opening credit cards rather than customer-service.


  7. "Don't bother"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous Discount, friendly co-workers, fun

    Cons

    Low quality merchandise, inconsistent direction, overall company identity crisis

    Advice to Management

    Support the people who care about the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run for the hills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products and sales associates

    Cons

    Management (corporate and certain store managers) are shady, they play favorites, violate so many safety and DOL laws, their store is physically falling apart and is dangerous. Pay is too low for the amount of hard manual labor you will be forced to do. Corporate is a mess and is way behind in store technology and e-commerce. There is no growth for management and if you are not the regionals "pet", your life will be made into a retail hell. I can't emphasize enough if you are applying for a management position, GO ANYWHERE ELSE! You will be in for a terrible surprise if you accept their (low ball) of an offer

    Advice to Management

    clean house of all the underperforming store managers who have a ton of complaints from associates and customers, take employee concerns and feedback seriously, don't play favorites, clean your store up and fix them so there aren't 5+ injuries occurring in the store within one year, offer better employee incentives & deal with your issues in a timely, professional manner- not sweep everything under the rug and let it mount up until everything is chaotic. VET YOUR MANAGEMENT!!!! Just because they have seniority doesn't mean they are doing a good job


  9. "Pier 1 imports for part time sales lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Get to help people decorate their homes

    Cons

    More work is expected from you, then what you are getting paid for


  10. "Nice People but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. Everyone is very accommodating and willing to help.

    Cons

    I get less than 8 hrs a week, although my availability is more and my shifts are only 3 hrs.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more hours and longer shifts.


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