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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "A fun place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Massillon, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Massillon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are wonderful! The customers are great and it is so much fun helping them find the right pieces! If you are willing to learn management is willing to teach! The products are beautiful which helps to sell! I love that it is not commissioned so the environment is very friendly!

    Cons

    The current store manager is ok but can be very condescending in how she talks to you. The previous manager wanted to move me into a sales lead position when one opened. Sadly she moved to a store closer to where she lives. The new manager is going to hire someone not from outside to fill the position. I am a very hard worker and a natural born leader. If she does not want take an interest in me and helping me grow professionally then I might have to look somewhere else, for people who will help me get where I want to be.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the people you already have working for you! Help those who want to grow within the company. I love my job and pier one but that love I have in helping the store do great is being run over. Promote from within, help grow your current employees who want to grow!


  2. "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

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Niles, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customer Service Skills. Have won various rewards in Sales Revenue. Have been on a National Advertising Board making decisions for millions in advertising initiatives. Served on the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. Have been recognized for my dedication and professionalism to my tasks and Customers.

    Cons

    I am a workaholic. I have a serious problem with staying with a task until it's completion.

    Advice to Management

    Management probably does not need my advice based on the fact that they have reached the level of Management.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clovis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and amazing atmosphere!

    Cons

    Scheduled to work short shifts


  5. "Good place to earn extra money, discounts"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, short shift (4-5 hours), great leadership, nice working environment

    Cons

    You are on your feet most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Love the training opportunities, incentives and discounts


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people co-workers, great bosses, pay experience, great training.

    Cons

    Not super flexible with hours, selling their credit card


  7. "Great benefits and culture"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work! Great benefits, 4 weeks vacation, flex days, the culture is very respectful. Work is not very hard or stressful. Not a lot of meetings. New CEO seems willing to try new things to turn company around.

    Cons

    People stay forever, so it's hard to move up. No clear career path. Systems are homegrown so you won't get experience using systems other retailers use. Communication doesn't always get shared evenly, so sometimes you feel like you are left out from the bigger picture. Can be boring at times. Hard to get approval to try new things.

  8. "Material handler"

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

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    Good staff great work enviroment

    Cons

    None I loved time there

    Advice to Management

    None they were all really awesome


  9. "Worked retail in Boerne , Tx for almost 15 years. Buyer, purchasing from Dallas Market."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with all types of items that I love and purchase for my own home and find beautiful and easy to sell to others. The ladies that have helped me when in stores are closer to my age and I have found them so very helpful and happy to help. I would enjoy working with a group of women like this.
    The locations of several of the stores are very convenient for me.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of at this time. I would do my time before any advice. Pier 1 is one of my favorite stores to frequent.

    Advice to Management

    I would have to work there to give any constructive advice right now.


  10. "Always fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Capitola, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Capitola, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedules available. My manager is very good about scheduling my shifts around my other job and requests for time off.

    Cons

    The company often doesn't give the manager enough payroll hours to have part time employees work more than two or three days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more hours of work for employees that want it.


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