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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "ehhhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Cedar Hill, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Cedar Hill, TX

    Pros

    You guys are fun and enjoyable.

    Cons

    You hire new people and give them all the hours that the current associates were hoping for. When you cut hours that is when you are suppose to stop hiring people and work with what you have because that is just going to make people get another job or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop singling out one person. There is a lady that worked there and she always would wear open back shirts and one that stayed wearing a certain color pair of sneakers and you did not tell them anything but once a young person comes to work with an all white t-shirt with no collar they had tucked in until they forgot to tuck it back in when she came from the bathroom and black converse with white tips you want to be on her butt about it and ask her " Is something wrong because you have not been yourself lately" just because I was wearing black shoes and the right shirt (same shirt I worn to work before).


  2. "Things need to change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a great store manager. Very hands on and fair.enjoyable work environment. Quality merchandise.

    Cons

    No full time positions. Terrible pay. Ridiculous manuel labor requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get a clue. Stores are an OSHA nightmare. Fast food employees make more than Pier 1 workers.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Promises, promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the products, my employees were genuine, hard working individuals, and the physical aspect of the job kept me in shape!

    Cons

    Dusting my 9 years there, it was always do this to get promoted, but unless you pay the political game and cozy up to upper management, you go no where.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on the quality of their work, not on who's clique they are in!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount...depending on what you were buying.

    Cons

    Being taking advantage of by management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pier 1 Imports"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is willing to work hard if the feel motivated and if they aren't being micromanaged. The product is average, but the discount and access to holiday products makes the job fun.

    Cons

    Higher up management plays favorites and HR is unwilling to help most of the time. Pay is competitive for an associate, but sales leader and assistant manager pay is not.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hattiesburg, MS

    Pros

    Good Company for the most part. Nice environment to go to work in each day. Enjoyed relationships with regular customers who have been shopping with Pier One in some cases for many years.

    Cons

    Can be hard to obtain a full time position in smaller markets where only one store is available. This can lead to higher turnover in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to employ standards while recognizing the efforts of hard working managers and employees. Using more full time employees may lead to less turnover and may allow for more consistency with customers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product is great. It's so easy to sell good product at such a reasonable price point.

    Cons

    Unbelievable physical demands. Unloading freight trucks with incredibly heavy merchandise. Very, very dangerous work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Make products exceeding certain weight available only as in home delivery. You are creating a very dangerous environment by having large and heavy furniture pieces available in stores.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful Store, Unreasonable Goals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Store
    Great Products
    25% of employee discount
    Flexible Hours
    Generally Nice Customers

    Cons

    Not enough pay, associates do just about everything (clean the bathrooms, stockroom, wash windows etc.)
    Very Physical
    Inconsistant scheduling
    Unreasonable sales goals which stress out the managers who then stress out their employees
    Too much idle time
    Constantly rearranging the store
    Non Commission based


  10. "It's ok physical work for no pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much, flexible hours and the discount is pretty good. If you like decorating this is a plus. And the people you work with are nice.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for what you do. Physical work I lift heavy items all day long. Not much loyalty in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate********* in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate********* in Westminster, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount.
    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't like retail. Boring and not enough pay. Learned that most products are over priced for bad quality.


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