Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
560 Reviews

3.3
560 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 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 91 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work !

    Current Employee - Sales Leader  in  Merrillville, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Merrillville, IN (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time

    Pros

    Here is a place where we are surrounded by beautiful merchandise. We are able to use our creative side to help people bring together the look they have envisioned for a room, a space, or an event. The sales and discounts we inform our guest about always puts a smile on their faces. It's a very satisfying feeling when we make that connection.

    Cons

    Took about three days for my feet to get use to the standing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. Just a comment: She makes herself always available to her team. She knows a great team is the reflection of a great Manager.

    Recommends
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    Depending on Management the exPIERience is great! Teams are like family and we work together. Very fun environment.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Eagan, MN (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great time in the stock room opening new products, friendly staff, fun to help people make their spaces reflect their styles. Definitely a place to work hard and show your self you are able to do more than you thought. Ideas are always considered and potentially put into place. Management works within your limitations and coaches to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to be a full time employee. Some employees do not contain adequate strength to manage heavy lifting to which a select few handle those duties. Supplies for the store a very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps the employees that have been with the company for a few to several years offer them an opportunity to be a full time sales associate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the better retail jobs

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cedar Hill, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cedar Hill, TX (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customers are middle aged women shopping for home goods. It's generally a pleasant atmosphere, and you don't deal with a lot of riffraff.

    Cons

    Depending on the location, it can be kind of boring at times. There's not a lot of traffic like other retailers, and you can only straighten candles for so long.

    Recommends
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    sales lead

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The management and people are great

    Cons

    pushing credit cards and long holiday hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very relaxed, laid back job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kemah, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kemah, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relatively easy job once you get used to things. Decent pay. Nice people. Everyone is like family. Pretty good benefits. Flexible scheduling. They'll work with you if you have school/sports, etc.

    Cons

    Very few hours. Get used to getting sent home early because of payroll. They want you to get customers to open Pier One Credit Cards and require one per shift, but it's really not realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on minimum amount of people hired for each store and give workers more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Charleston, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, WV (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun staff, great products, creative environment

    Cons

    pushing customers to apply for credit cards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pier 1 needs to stop referring to their customers as "she" and "her", with gender roles changing so much, I think it would benefit the company to include all genders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun Place, Mediocre Pay & Benefits

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    Former Employee - Sales Leader  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in Clearwater, FL (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the creativity and work environment here. There is plenty of opportunity to move up. Within a couple years you can be an assistant manager and within 5 years have your own store starting with no experience and learning in-house. Good discounts!

    Cons

    Until you get your own store, pay is not great. Even assistant managers make less than $30k a year. The benefits are okay, but there are much better insurance options out there. There is a LOT of pressure to get people to open credit cards with the company and employees can be disciplined for not meeting goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a process for entry-level employees so they can get on a clear path to working their way up through the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyable place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Manhasset, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Manhasset, NY (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment. Flexibility and opportunity for growth are apparent at Pier 1. Management values associate feedback.

    Cons

    This is one of the top retail companies and hard work is appreciated by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My 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!

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    As a new hire, the work place seems promising.

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look into current employees seeking more work hours. Share the work load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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