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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Allocations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefits and very thorough on boarding process. Love the people I work with and general attitude.

    Cons

    Time consuming to learn all of the programs, but there were many resources! It takes a while to move up here even if you are highly recommended.

    Advice to Management

    This is such a PC/ nice company so sometimes they lack the ability to be transparent in their feedback and address larger issues.


  2. "Decent First Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative Environment
    Variety of Duties

    Cons

    Hardly any advancement ability
    Micromanagement
    Constantly changing operational objectives

    Advice to Management

    Set goals that are reasonable and somewhat consistent. Daily objectives that are constantly changing confuse the associates and destroy sales efficiency. Provide some incentive for good work that will in turn decrease employee turnover. This will also improve customer experience and reduce company costs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Leader"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great policies, overall great place to work!

    Cons

    Pay is uncompetitive. It would take years and years to move up to a decent dollar amount because the raises are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Leaders and Assistant Store Managers should be paid more for all that they do to ensure the success of the company. Sales associates' pay is way to close in regards to Sales Leads and Assistant store managers.


  4. "its ok"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people,good expierience its ok

    Cons

    low pay, sales lead dont make that much

    Advice to Management

    pay raises


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Service in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Sales & Service in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Wages could be looked into


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, lots of opportunities to be creative when merchandising the store. Customers over all are fun to work with and design for.

    Cons

    Asking young girls to unload trucks full of furniture multiple times a week. Hire stock associates or schedule people who can unload the truck without injuring themselves! Spread out who gets the 5am hours, don't just give it to one person...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports full-time

    Pros

    the discount is the only Pro

    Cons

    Think again, management works you like a dog while they sit in the office

    Advice to Management

    Treat your associates better and give better pay

  8. "Generally a nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Good training on sales and decorating
    Discount

    Cons

    The only real con is that it is still retail - you will have to deal with difficult customers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Designer Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great store, great environment. In my case a flexible Manager. I was lucky to work with a great soup of people. If you love the store You will enjoy it thoroughly. Good employee discount.

    Cons

    Too many expectation from associates with minimal pay. Considering the employees don't just work with customers, but have to do setting up of furniture and other things within the store, along with working in the back lifting large pieces of furniture and boxes...pay is very minimal. No concept of moving up as an associate. You are either an associate, lead or manager. I wish they also had a position for a "seasoned" associate position. If not a title, then some sort of monetary compensation. Pressure of opening their Pier 1 Card. Wish they were more flexible with the dress code. It's a diverse store, more fashionable dressing.

    Advice to Management

    Proper rewarding for genuine employees who are working hard. Not just T-shirts, mugs, bowls...etc. Bigger rewards for employee who are consistent and professional at their job and opening cards. End of year bonuses for employee who have done exceptionally well. Pay has to go up. Give them a reason to stay and not work a little and leave because they don't feel they are benefiting from their position. Grocery stores pay more with lesser expectations. Granted you give 25% off as an incentive, however the reality is that the majority of people who work there can't afford more than half of the stuff there. So more incentives. Fewer expectations unless the pay goes up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Howell, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people and product, employee discount is pretty good and benefits are standard, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    expect too much for the pay, lots of physical labor, workload is unreasonable considering resources available

    Advice to Management

    work on developing your management first because it's almost impossible to handle the task load on your own


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