Sales Associate (Current Employee), Langley, BC – July 15, 2013
Pier one is a wonderful place to work. Everyone I work with feel like my second family and they make coming to work enjoyable. There is always something to do and that makes the shifts pass by quickly. The management are there to help and are always willing to. The hardest part is when displays need to be done. There is a guideline to follow but sometimes – more... we don't have the product. It always turns out okay though, because we make it happen! The easiest part is coming to work and being there. The atmosphere that has been created is welcoming and fun. – less
Enjoyable atmosphere, good management, and stimulating.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee), Pointe-Claire, QC – December 17, 2012
Pros: great co-workers and management, has given me valuable experience.
Cons: varying hours, little room for advancement.
Outstanding environment to work in due to helpful management and strong staff bond. The company as a whole takes great pride in their merchandise, as well as their employees and customer service.
I work as a sales associate and cashier, but very often work in the stock room as well. I typically replenish merchandise, set up merchandise displays, tag – more... sales and liquidations, and organise overstock items. Every week I help to unload, unwrap, and price new/replenishment merchandise, as well as verify customer orders.
The job has taught me how to multitask effectively, and the importance of organisation and teamwork. I have been helpful in keeping the store productive, and I am proud of my contributions. The hardest part of the job is the continuos upkeep of both the floor and stock room. Displays are not only updated with every holiday/season, but are constantly altered in order to accomodate fluctuations in merchandise quantities. This requires off-hour work late into the night, as well as starting early in the morning, so as not to cause interference when the store is open. That being said, there is always something to be done, which means the job never feels stagnant. – less
Stockroom Clerk (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – December 10, 2013
Pros: the work was not fast paced but i did sense the urgency is getting products to the floor.
Cons: the lack of available working hours.
I was hired part time for a few days a week then my hours got reduced down to one day a week. I enjoyed working with the crew and management there though I was not happy with the loss in hours and the day that they decided to have me work. Also, I did feel kind of out of the loop due to being a male. The store does focus on women and just to reiterate, – more... there was NO discrimination due to my gender, just that the atmosphere is really geared towards female customers. Other than that, I really enjoyed working there. – less
Distribution Center Supervisor (Current Employee), Du Pont, WA – December 9, 2013
Pros: caring, open atmosphere
From day one, Pier 1 has shown that they care for their employees health and well being. There are just lots of little things that all management does, like a popcorn machine, or random lunches, that make everyone happy.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Burlington, WA – December 3, 2013
Pros: great management
I liked working at Pier 1 because I have a creative side, and this place brought it out in me. Not only did I enjoy all the products Pier 1 has to offer, but I also very much enjoyed all my co-workers. This job is just like any other retail job, but the variety of products makes it a bit more interesting. All the different candles makes the store smell – more... amazing and the decor makes for a friendly work environment. The hardest part of the job would be when we would have to redecorate the entire store, which would take many days. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Greenville, SC – December 3, 2013
Pros: great discounts, fun atomsphere
Cons: healthcare, part-time
A typical day at Pier 1 Imports starts with tasking. The associate that opens the store goes around the building and straightens up merchandise that was overlooked the night before. We usually vacuum the rugs and sweep the floors. Our job as an associate is to make sure every customer leaves happy. We greet them when they walk into the store and help – more... them with their home décor needs. The management team at Pier 1 is great. They are easy to approach and train you to enhance your overall performance. The hardest part about the job was working late nights during the week. If there was a new sale to tag, the associates and managers usually don't leave until midnight. This is very hard when I have classes the following morning. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the customers. While working at Pier 1 Imports, I have met some very interesting people. It's nice to know you have helped someone decorate their entire room. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Owensboro, KY – December 3, 2013
Pros: fun environment.
Cons: no breaks.
I truly enjoyed working at this company, every day I was subject to something completely new and exciting. My managers and co-workers were absolutely wonderful and I never had any issues dealing with them. The hardest part about working at Pier 1 would definitely be the unloading of the merchandise trucks. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting – more... the opportunity to help customers find products that expressed their individual personalities and styles. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Montgomery, AL – November 15, 2013
It was a lot of work, and if you don't like to get dirty then this is not the place for you. I built a lot of muscle working here. Lots of heavy lifting and unloading. They did give you a lot of merchandising freedom which was fun. Customers were fun, and wanted you to design things for them which was fun too. It was a great job to have as long as you – more... don't mind doing physical work. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Pottstown, PA – November 11, 2013
At Pier 1 there is a lot to do. There is never really any down time. Between running stock and all the customers you will always be busy. I learned a lot about visual sales, design and home decor here.
All the employees that Ive come in contact with from Pier 1 have been nothing but sweet to me. The hardest part of the job is that its so repetitive. – more... You will do the same thing every week in different variations. The best part about the job was the environment and the people I worked with.
The major complaint I have is that I worked there for 5 years and only received one raise and after 5 years Im still only making less than nine dollars an hour!! – less
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Port Charlotte, FL – November 8, 2013
The staff i work for is fun and energetic. Even when we are busy we are still having a good time. Customers are enjoyable to have fun and shop with. Overall Pier 1 Imports and is a great place to work.