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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Pushing for credit card sign ups is not ideal (in 285 reviews)

  • Not enough hours given to part time employees (in 96 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love working at Pier 1. I have been there for 6 years and I see myself there for a very long time."

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

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

    Pros

    I love the people that I work with and my customers.

    Cons

    There are no downsides in Pier 1!


  2. "Pier 1 has been a fun experience building place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great sense of team working for pier 1. The store manager and sales leads are all on the same page, pleasant, helpful, and understanding. It takes a bit of time but after the learning curve it is simple to understand and execute what the company expects of you. You need people skills for this job and you need to be willing to walk up to customers even if they haven't asked for help

    Cons

    The hourly wage is average and doesn't really encourage me to stay. Hours can be limited in supply especially after the holiday season. This is a job that keeps you on your feet constantly. Because sales associates usually work 4 hour shifts you don't really get defined breaks, though it is acceptable to get a drink of water or use the restroom when needed. There is not a lot of room for growth due to the fact that there are really only sales associates, sales leaders, assistant manager and store manager. Wish there was commission.

    Advice to Management

    Reward stores with good sales by giving employees higher wages


  3. "This is where I go to relax"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at this place so much. I work with an amazing group of people who are mature (for the most part) really funny and helpful.
    I appreciate that the managers are very respectful, they are never condescending and they don't yell at you as if youre a child.
    I once accidentally told a customer wrong info, the manager waited for to finish and politely said "I think they might've been moved to another floor" instead of cutting me off an yelling at me in front of the customer

    Cons

    Some employees who have been there for a while like to dictate and be a bit bossy.
    Also the hours suck sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what youre doing. Thank you for always visiting our store and being in touch. It shows you care about us.


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  5. "My job was both fun and challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, and laid back environment

    Cons

    The glitter can sometimes be a pain


  6. "Loved it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, kept me in shape because of the active type of work. Enjoyed it!

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.


  7. "I really enjoyed my job at Pier One and respected the management there. They really made me feel like my voice was heard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Co-Workers. Great chances to bond and connect to the company.

    Cons

    Compensation was below what I needed to live in the area. Because I was a student I couldn't work any more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are a gold mine of information. Check in with them often!


  8. "Great people! Great pair of managers in the store!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice managers that allow you to have fun as long as you get everything done on the sales floor and backroom.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may work late when decor needs to be changed, but that seems normal to retail industry in general.


  9. "Lovely team & Great customer servicw"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful management team, very understanding, organized and flexible with employee schedules

    Cons

    busy work required even when nothing is left to do in your zone
    sometimes required to hound customers obviously not wanting assistance


  10. "very positive, loved all the associates and great working environment. I loved going to work everyday!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great working environment, great merchandise, positive people

    Cons

    moving the furniture was not fun


  11. "It was very fun!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with different people from all walks of life as well as interact with the customers.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best and you sometimes have to work with nasty customers.

    Advice to Management

    Give a raise to people who have been there five years or more.


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