Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
666 Reviews
3.0
666 Reviews
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Pier 1 Imports President, CEO, and Director Alex Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the only thing good about the job (in 65 reviews)

  • Most of the people are fun to work with, and extremely enthusiastic (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to push the Pier 1 credit card on everyone that walks in the door (in 117 reviews)

  • This job is only good if you're looking to work part time, a couple of days per week (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I love working here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Winston, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Winston, FL (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, managers are really understanding. Love the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest. Thought Pier 1 would pay much more than minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a fun workplace that feels like family most of the time.

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Fun, energetic staff, always something new to learn. Always new merchandise to surprise and delight.

    Cons

    Customer relations is never any help for the employees they bend over back words for the customers, breaking company policies in the process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Where do I go from here?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The best part of my job was working with my team of associates. Its a fun fast paced environment and the merchandise is always changing. There is room to move up in the company but only to a certain point. Pay is poor at first but if you show your worth you will be paid fairly. At the end of the day it is retail.

    Cons

    Back to career adavancement, moving from sales associate to assistant manager can be done quickly. However, their is a backlog of people waiting for the store manager role and if your goal isn't to be the store manager, you're in over your head. Getting to the corporate office is pretty much impossible if you start in the store. Plus the holidays, you will miss out on family gatherings I GURANTEE it. You may not work THanksgiving but you will be there every weekend from Thanksgiving-January.

    No commision, can't tell you the number of times I sold over $2000 worth of merchandise to a customer and didn't see an extra penny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goodluck. Worst Holiday season I ever had was this past year. Majority of merchandise was not arriving on-time and missed out on sales because of it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Sales Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun Merchandise
    Decent Employee Discount
    You smell like candles when you come home!

    Cons

    Lots of mind-numbing tasks
    High pressure from management to push extra sales
    Sometimes unreliable scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Supportive environment, amazing merchandise, very customer oriented. It was my favorite retail experience. The team environment is very strong.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons other than the basics of any retail environment. Holiday hours, lots of straightening, etc. It's a good first retail experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Excellent management team
    Good benefits
    Great Culture
    Awesome vacation package

    Cons

    As with any large company, turning the ship can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent and flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashua, NH (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, atmosphere isn't bad.

    Cons

    Customers are all terrible, consistent training is annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Soren Morales in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Constant pressure to meet goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Pretty mediocre

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were all really awesome and I generally had a good time at work.

    Cons

    The management was too tough for the pay. I wasn't really interested in the competitiveness of the credit card thing. No one was ever really interested in the card and I sometimes felt really annoying pushing it on people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down on the credit cards - it pushes customers away and makes your sales associates feel annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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