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Pier 1 Imports Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome people to work with and the sales leads are great too. Discount is decent and locations are easily accessible. The store overall is pretty well-organized in terms of how shipped/reserve orders are done. Training is good and coworkers/sales leads are really helpful when you're new.

    Cons

    Managers often didn't work well together and it affected the environment. Store manager did not let employees swap shifts unless talking to her beforehand and getting approval. Very difficult to work with the passive aggressiveness of some of the managers. They would make rude remarks and behave inappropriately even on the store floor. It was hard to approach them. Scheduling can be a mess with some weeks getting mostly on-call shifts and others with over 25 hours just for a PT job. It is near impossible to get enough hours if you want this to be a full-time job.

    Advice to Management

    Give more flexibility for employees to swap shifts with one another. Communicate better with other managers. Behave more professionally towards employees on and off the floor.

  2. Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like setting up statements and always knowing there will be something to do, this is a great job.

    Cons

    Heavy workload for the base pay

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

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

    Pros

    Management was very helpful in teaching me the things I needed to know in interacting with the customers. Smelled very good in the store.

    Cons

    There was a whole lot of down time, especially during the weeknights before closing. Also, very long hours during the holiday season and stayed open for too long

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the hours around the holiday time. There are more people that come in during the day and on weekends, but staying open until ten on weeknights is a little ridiculous.

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  5. Employees are not a priority

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    • 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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great product, fun people in the stores

    Cons

    No regard for employees

  6. I absolutely love my job at Pier 1

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Pros

    good pay and benefits i would recommend this job any students looking for a part time job.

    Cons

    there is an extreme lack of hours.

    Advice to Management

    management is great they just need to give out less flex hours

  7. Associate Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Enjoy helping people, enjoy home decorating

    Cons

    Low pay,physical requirements seemed unreasonable

  8. Best place in Maryland to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is the root of all evil

    Cons

    Revolving door. Someone knew every day

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  9. Great place to work and surrounded by great people.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clarksville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clarksville, TN (US)

    I worked at Pier 1 Imports part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management took the time to teach you every aspect of the store and how to interact with customers effectively. Product knowledge was readily available and they really pushed the idea of working as a team and not against each other.

    Cons

    Scheduling was not always flexible and management had a high turn around which would create tension within the store team.

    Advice to Management

    Always try to work together. Regardless if there are disagreements among management, they should be taken care of among that team and not involve other employees. This builds a stronger management team and ensures respect among associates.

  10. If you like working part-time with people in a sparkly place with low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lyndhurst, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lyndhurst, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Associate discount is %25 off

    Cons

    low pay and only part-time without benefits

    Advice to Management

    benefits.

  11. Good place to work for full-time students.

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

    I have been working at Pier 1 Imports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting job
    Flexible scheduling
    Positive work environment
    Resonable sales goals

    Cons

    No room to grow. Could not get hired as a sales lead because I am a student.
    Regional manager is greedy.

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