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dull boring and micro managed
Sales Associate (Former Employee), torontoAugust 5, 2014
Cons: men are considered to be moving people essentially
my head manager was great but everyone else was basically just trying to force you in to the jobs they didnt wanna do
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Always changing products, fun place to work.
Shipper receiver and CSR (Current Employee), London, ONJuly 21, 2014
Pros: the ladies i work with always bring in baked goods.
Cons: not enough hours.
A typical day of work would be unloading the truck with new merchandise, receiving product up to and including proper pricing and then out onto the floor. I have and continue to learn a great deal about the various products as they come in which ofcourse makes it easier to sell if you know the items inside out. My co-workers are a blast and we all work – more... together as a team. The hardest part of my job is when my shift ends and I have to go home. The most enjoyable part of my job is just being a part of the Company. – less
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Great work environment and great management
Seasonal Cashier and Sales Representative (Former Employee), Oakville, ONMay 5, 2014
At Pier 1 Imports I had my first real introduction to cashier skills. The management was very kind and easy to work with. They took the time to teach all necessary skills. The work environment was great, all co-workers worked together in a efficient team. Overall a great place to work
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fun place to work, no job security
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Windsor, ONApril 16, 2014
Pros: great staff, working around your available hours
Cons: no job security
A typical day at work involves prepping the store for opening, and greeting our customers upon their entering the store.
Helping them find great pieces to enhance their home is the objective!
Great staff, goal oriented, fun environment.
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productive buisness, could use more shifts.
Sales Associate/ cashier (Current Employee), St. Catharines, ONFebruary 17, 2014
Pros: short shifts nice people, easy work to do, good environment to work in.
Cons: not busy some days, can be slow. sometimes too many people working, not enough work to do.
A typical day on the floor: Selling and promoting sales and events, helping customers and team members or managers with tasks when needed, working on cash.

A typical day on the truck: Unpacking items, repricing items, stocking items onto trolley for distribution to store shelves.

Management: Nice individuals, assigns positions and zones in the store, – more... explains what needs to be accomplished and goals for the day.

Co workers: Easy going, nice people.

Hardest part of the job: Not busy enough

Most enjoyable: Busy days with lots to do. – less
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Enjoyable to work for
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONJanuary 9, 2014
Overall I enjoy working for this company. Great environment.
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Very fun place
Stockroom Coordinator (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONNovember 13, 2013
Pros: very nice place to work
Cons: i just could not get full time hours there
A very nice and fun place to work
I just could not get Full Time hours there
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Really fun and rewarding job
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Langley, BCJuly 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
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awfull workplace
Sales associate (Former Employee), ottawa, ONMay 14, 2013
only girls working on the floor with me. Manager was so rude, clearly favored the girls over me. was never happy
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Enjoyable atmosphere, good management, and stimulating.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee), Pointe-Claire, QCDecember 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
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Nice and unique merchandise
sales associate (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONSeptember 20, 2012
Pros: 25% employee discount
Cons: no hours
Hard work but no appreciation. i like my work at pier 1 imports but i am not getting enough hours.
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Good environment, friendly staff, positive surroundings.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBSeptember 18, 2012
Pros: amicable, civil, tolerable, good quality products.
Cons: unstable shifts, sometimes inflexible with personal schedule.
They strive to have a positive atmosphere and they get that. If it's not working, we worked at it. Communication is key.
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loved the company and product
Part Time Sales Leader (Former Employee), Southbury, CTSeptember 19, 2014
Pros: incentives for meeting our sales goals
Cons: healthcare was expensive
opening and closing of store
coaching and giving sales goals to sales associates
reporting any problems to store manager
love helping customers, determining their needs and
and fulfilling them.
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Working at a Large Company is Not My Thing
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Boulder, COSeptember 18, 2014
Pros: great products
Cons: management
I worked at Pier 1 for a summer after graduating from college. I enjoy the eclectic feel of Pier 1 as I have bought many of their products. When I worked for the company, I felt as though I was not being paid enough for the amount put in. I was not rewarded with good praises for doing extra work. Even though I constantly offered my assistance, I was – more... not give positive reinforcement. With only negative reinforcement (ex. when I asked a question the manager would respond with 'oh, you don't know that already?') I started to feel resentment towards management and my work.

My co-workers were very kind and fun and all workers agreed with me that management made the job unpleasant.

The hardest part of the job was working late - sometimes past midnight - moving furniture.

The most enjoyable part of the job was organizing the new products when they came on the truck and working with the customers. – less
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Fun but Hard work a must.
Sales Lead (Former Employee), Abilene, TXSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: good co-workers
Cons: turn over in college town, management changed several times
You could have fun and joke around with co-workers as long as work was being done. Wednesdays were always truck days and if you were on the crew to do the truck you were there at 6 am to 10 am unloading, unboxing, and stocking product. Product ranged from napkin rings to large dressers. I loved getting to decorate for holidays even if you had a specific – more... picture you were following. Typical days were full of stocking product, moving furniture, hanging pictures, sweeping up broken glasses. The times were I was not at work because of being sick one manager was not very understandable about it. Others were patient and understood. – less
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Productive, nice co-workers
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Greenville, SCSeptember 13, 2014
A typical day at Pier 1 is busy and productive. The co-workers are great to work with.
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Laid back environment
freight assistant-handled stock (Former Employee), Clarksville, TNSeptember 12, 2014
Early morning freight work, assembling merchandise that needs assembling, helping store associates with customers when needed! easy going job
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Productive environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lake Charles, LouisianaSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: meeting various types of people and working in a positive environment
Cons: not mentally stimulating work
I worked part-time as a sales associate. The shifts were short hours, but management was very accommodating to my school and coaching schedules. My co-workers had positive attitudes and were always willing to approach sales or projects as a team. The most difficult part of the job was communicating with customers without product knowledge, but as I – more... gained experience and confidence, sales became easier. I enjoyed the physical tasks of the job such as working freight, assembling furniture, and creating displays for event sales. – less
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Great Position
Sales Leader (Current Employee), Fayetteville, GASeptember 10, 2014
I love your products and services that we provide. I love the brand. My coworkers are like family. I enjoy working in customer service, my job is rewarding.
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Productive and fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Park City, UTSeptember 10, 2014
Pier 1 prepared me better to become a hair stylist. It helped me go out of my comfort zone and talk to people. It was a happy place to work, and over all a positive experience.

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