Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 510 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith

Alex Smith

(286 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job(in 59 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing the Pier 1 credit card so hard can really drive you and the customers crazy(in 88 reviews)

  • Management gives part-time employees 4 hour shifts( anything over 4 hour shifts requires a break)(in 31 reviews)

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    As a seasonal sales associate I had a great time working with Pier One in visual merchandising.

    Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) West Bend, WI (US)

    ProsMy immediate supervisor and her supervisor were really friendly and easy to work with. I learned a lot about home decor and furniture- as this was my first time in a home store- in my time there. I feel I made big advancements in my sales approaches. Coming into work was like coming into a friend's home and I feel like customers felt that way every time as well. Great company values. The compensation was above average and the 25% discount was fantastic!

    ConsWhile pay was great, hours were lacking. It takes quite a while to move up in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, nice people

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Royal Oak, MI (US)

    ProsGreat customers, friendly people. Interesting pieces for sale.

    ConsPay isn't great. Stock room is always very dirty, and often very cold.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed working there.

    Sales Leader (Former Employee) Nashua, NH (US)

    ProsGood sales bonuses and fair when asking time off.

    ConsRetail hours are not always the best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo try to be more relate-able to your staff members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As a new hire, the work place seems promising.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Mesa, AZ (US)

    ProsThe discount isn't bad and the coworkers seem friendly enough. Management seems like they have it together. Time will tell.

    ConsNot sure how I feel about pushing that PR1CC onto customers. But it's part of the job so I'll do it without sounding too pushy or desperate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into current employees seeking more work hours. Share the work load.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsThe best part of working at the Pier 1 home office is the people. Lots of good quality people. The second best part is the four weeks paid vacation. After that, it's all typical corporate stuff.

    ConsThe worst thing is there is virtually no upward mobility. Don't plan on being promoted anytime soon after getting hired. The second worst thing part is the low pay. No bonuses paid out while I was there. So, don't let the recruiters sway with you promises of extra money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to promote people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Tampa, FL (US)

    ProsGreat products, great discount, great work enviroment

    ConsLong hours especially when the seasons change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX (US)

    ProsPier 1 is a fun place to work with good advancement opportunities. Interaction with many different departments offers the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the business. Good benefits and decent salaries.

    ConsThe office environment can sometimes get a little to political.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun People, lots of sales pressure

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Columbia, SC (US)

    ProsThe merchandise is beautiful, and you get to meet a lot of designers

    Consemployees are underpaid. Lots of sales pressure.

    Advice to Senior Managementpush for more frequent raises for good employees and give them a break on needing to constantly get customers to sign up for credit cards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Wonderful experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay as a sales associate is reasonable, the product is interesting and the corporate does its best to keep store operations as organized as possible.

    ConsLarger store means more recovery and cleaning to do. They also make you clean the bathrooms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe organized.

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    Pier 1 Imports is a good company to work for but not as a career.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe management is willing to work with school schedules and other job schedules, and the merchandise discount is great.

    ConsCustomers are in a mindset that they should always be right and the Customer Service Hotline perpetuates that notion by giving customers whatever they demand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus and support your employees. Studies after studies have shown that the more you stand behind your employees and their decisions, and the more you pay them, the higher your profits. Companies that focus on just the bottom dollar won't make it in today's world anymore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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