Pier 1 Imports

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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 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.  

    Great company to work for, and wonderful people to work next to!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Anderson, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Anderson, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    I love the flexibility. I am a full time college student and my manager works around that for me so that I can still work 20 hours a week!

    Cons

    A "FLEX" is a shift you have to call for in advance to see if the manager needs you to work that day. It can be aggravating on days when you want to get out and do something but you're stuck because you don't know if you'll have to go into work or not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun place to work, not enough hours, and not enough pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Olympia, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Olympia, WA (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    Definitely a fun environment, the people here are amazing and it's always exciting to see what new product comes in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you're not really guaranteed hours and when you do work, you're doing tons of work for not much pay. When it's no longer the Christmas season, only you and 1 manager are working the entire store, cash wrap, cleaning, greeting, checking back with customers, doing projects, etc. And all in a 4-5 hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have at least 3 people working at a time to help productivity on the floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
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  5.  

    Where do I go from here?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Sales Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Fantastic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Decent and flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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