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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Product is so fun to merchandise! Working with a small team is also nice as it allows you to get to know your team much better.

    Cons

    Selling a credit card with awful interest rates and late fees was not the most fun thing. Also, I noticed over time that the quality of the product went way down and it got more and more difficult to justify the price points.


  2. "PART OF THE ONE PIER 1"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, pleasant work environment, fair hours & pay.

    Cons

    low pay, no full time, very little room for growth, dealing with the public

    Advice to Management

    know your store location needs and clientele and convey that to corporate. There was a huge separation between the store level and the corporate level.

  3. "Love merchandising and stock processing"

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    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


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

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    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


  5. "Nice People but..."

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    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.


  6. "Pier 1 attracts great people, but fails to take care of them."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pier1 has an amazing ability to attract some of the best coworkers I've ever had. Dedicated and loyal. The discount is alright.

    Cons

    HOURS. You're telling me a company that made over $500 million last year can't afford to give their stores hours??? Pier 1 associates are paid WAY less than what they should be. We merchandise, do freight, manage the store when there is only one associate and one manager. The pay is ridiculous. As are the shifts with just one associate and one manager. When it gets busy with a small two person staff, customers are neglected.

    Advice to Management

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR ASSOCIATES. We're the heart of your brand. We're loyal. We deserve more than $1 measly above minimum. We do EVERYTHING.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere! Best employee discount in the business! Nice customers and product. Corporate works with you. Vacation, holiday, personal, sick, 401K, stock discount. Work week average is 45, which is great for retail.

    Cons

    Too much heavy lifting. Too many promotions happening at the same time, hard for your associates to keep track of. Very little full-time positions, so it's hard to keep really good people. Too much pressure around the Pier 1 card, stresses associates out. Low pay for part time associates, hard to get people in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promotions and coupons to a do-able amount, too many, so they lose their value. Give better raises, 2% is embarrassing to give to the associates. Pay managers by their performance and experience, not by their location. Top managers should receive top pay, you need to hold on the good ones!

  8. "fun but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great employees, fun place to work

    Cons

    very low pay, few hours

    Advice to Management

    raise the pay beyond minimum wage or offer commission


  9. "Sales Leader"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, employee discount, some room for in store advancement

    Cons

    Physically demanding work, have to sell the credit card, high pressure to meet sales quota and other numbers

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  10. "Retail Sales weird hours low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    discounts are good, coworkers were great

    Cons

    Weird hours, low pay. Completely dependent on what kind of management is running the place.

    Advice to Management

    set a schedule and try to give good employees room to grow.


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