Pier 1 Imports

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One of the best

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager & Store Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

Pros

Talented Managers are rewarded! If you are a talented manager (even a budding manager) you will be rewared with $ and opportunities...there are over 2000 stores with more opening and getting remodels!
Opportunites galor!
Great Staff from top to bottom!
Did I mention I no longer work there? However, I know there will always be a place for me there! I have always and will always speak highly of Pier 1 Imports.
You have a corporate staff who take significant time in creating a team atmosphere with trainings, celebrations, and recognition!
You have employees (sales associates) there for +10 years. Divisional and regional members of management who started as sales associates. Regional and Divisional members of management who will move your displays (and not just the little ones) to help and teach you!

Cons

There are a limited amount of full time positions!
Like any other retail business members of management are the only full time positions (and Home Office...it would be a dream!!)
Moving furniture! Sad but true. The end result is worth it...but truth be told...in the moment (and there are plenty) it stinks!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work hard!
Yes you will be moving furniture but if you're, truly, a Pier 1 person you'll love the end results.
Be genuine with a smile...remember you're the host and the customers are your guests. Youre managment team and sales associates will get you there if you are always fair.
Here is the biggest. Your hiring process is #1. If you think at any moment this person does not represent the brand...do not hire them!! You have to represent your customer base with your store's sales team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid; overworked, high expectations; no incentive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Good first job to learn retail, but get out AS SOON as you find something better-- even a little better
    -25% additional employee discount, even on promotional sale items (up to 45% off, though I've heard that's not much in other jobs)

    Cons

    -No matter HOW HARD you work, you will NOT get a raise until at LEAST a year of employment. And that's not even guaranteed. Some people get about .05 or up to .17 on their year raises. And management acts so gracious about it.
    -Daily demands, including making at least 5 people sign up for spam email or more junk mail, and weekly, playing with people's credit for a very faulty system (Pier 1 Rewards Credit Card)
    -Physically demanding, mentally draining. Climb up ladders and grab chairs, greeting every single customer and bothering them about signing up for the catalog, or the card, or the promotions, or this-or-that. The rule is "until they say stop three times"...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees accordingly for doing a good job.
    Stop with the catalog and pier 1 card. The card is more hassle than it saves people's money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good atmosphere to work in and everyone knows their part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good hours, no crazy holiday hours, good pay, quick upward growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not huge volume so pay is good but limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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