Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 22 February 2017
One of the best retail jobs I have experienced. The products are easy to sell and the hardest part of the job is trying not to purchase them yourself. The management I had the pleasure of working with were wonderful, caring, and made work feel like family. Furthermore, the customers are great. A typical day would depend on whether you were working on the floor or the back. On the floor, you are responsible for sales and cashing customers out. In the back, you are responsible for merchandising.
Retail Sales Leader (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 February 2017
My typical day would start late in the afternoon. I would give quick sales chats to the sales team and make sure all team members where doing their part. Also, I would be on the sales floor providing good customer service and sales of course. Management there were well trained and respectful. The hardest part of the job was knowing how little my paycheque would be because of the low pay rate. The most enjoyable part of the job would be receiving 25% off my purchases.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 January 2017
Pier 1 doesn't pay much and overworks their employees. For minimum wage it is hard to justify all that the company expects from you. Morally the company is hard to work for because you are constantly having to break items/destroy items that might have one little thing wrong with them so the company can claim it under insurance. Instead of donating items to a good cause you are having to destroy and be so wasteful. Really makes it hard to justify when you're barely making anything to take an axe to a $700 headboard because there is a couple of cracks.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 January 2017
Pier one was fun to work out, as a starting job. You learn sold retail skills and customer services skill. The girls I worked with were great and fun. The job it's self was good. Not something i'd think for a career.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Riocan Center, Kingston – 2 December 2016
Sales and Cashier at a furniture store, selling multiple items of furniture. I learned how to multitask under pressure. I would stock shelves, aid costumers, unbox stock, and even worked the computer system for ordering from other stores. I enjoyed working with my coworkers and the management at Pier One. The hardest part of the job was that I had to maintain the balance of keeping the store stocked, tidy and aid and greet customers at the same time.
Sales Associate/Reciever (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 October 2016
Very flexible place to work at. Management is willing to work the schedule around your availability; which was good for when i was in school or had other jobs at the same time. One downside is that there are mostly part-time positions available, therefor limited hours. Upside is that people that work there are helpful and if you run into a problem; any coworker can and is willing to help you. Every person is taught about sales/cashiering/merchandising etc.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 August 2016
Pros: -fun workplace -potential to grow -stress-free environment -fun activities to reach shift goals and daily targets -monthly staff meetings for future sales goals and store setup - involves games, group activities - teamwork, food -great management and staff - like FAMILY
Assistant Manager for Pier 1 (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 11 August 2016
I loved my time at Pier 1. I had a great staff around me, great managers and a good team environment. Going to work in a glittery environment with pretty things around you and fun people to work with....can't be beat.
I found that management was happy to recognize what we were really good at (merchandising/customer service/ tasks/receiving) and give us those roles and guidance to excel.
The ONLY downside to my experience was that when you had an employee that wasn't well suited...it was never addressed. There were the few that just didn't fit and unfortunately, the overarching policy was put up with it, rather than address it. This included really poor behaved employees that were rude and didn't show up on time or give off a great effort. I think if there had been an enforced policy of measuring up, it would have made for a perfect environment.
But, all that being said, I had an amazing, fun time working there and it didn't often feel like a job. Plus, I made great friends with coworkers that have lasted the years since I left.
great working environment; great managers; variety of tasks/work
not addressing ill suited employees led to diminished morale at times
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Taunton, ON – 3 August 2016
Working at Pier 1 Imports was extremely satisfying. I worked along side a great group of people. The workload was heavy and challenging, but touched upon merchandising, sales, inventory, scheduling and recruitment to name a few. This position allowed me to gain experience in many areas of work all at the same time. My 3 years at Pier 1 Imports helped me grow as a person and employee. I would highly recommend this company for anyone, like myself, who enjoys multi-tasking and challenging work. I truly my 3 years at Pier 1 Imports.
Associates shift meeting ,discussing the previous day numbers,the new day goals, product knowledge of the new arrivals and zoning the associates according to their capabilities.Receiving new merchandise,calling customers to pick up their orders . Some of my co -workers are very knowledgeable and some are new and need to learn.The hardest part of the job is to remind everybody ,that the customers are paying our salaries ,not the company.The most enjoyable part of the job is to see a smile of satisfaction on employees and customers faces .
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 3 May 2016
A good part time job while I went to school. co-workers are great atmosphere was great. the only issue is shift work was a pain, to trade if it conflicted with other responsibilities ( like school work, and group projects.)
Sales Associate/Backroom manager (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 25 April 2016
Learn to work with more than one customer, always on the go. Helping the customer redecorate or shop for gifts. Coordinating colors, style and finding decor. Constantly standing and walking. I assemble furniture and hang wall art and decor. Knowledge of proper ladder safety, and proper lifting of furniture.
well organized workplace with hig quality merchandise and associates
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 23 January 2016
Coming in 5-10 minutes before your shift, putting on your apron and name tag, signing in and checking the schedule to see which zone/section of the store you will be working, is how the shift starts. On busy days, many customers will approach you asking questions and for help. On slow days you have to work harder to achieve sales. There is usually a goal of $3,000-5,000 set for the day. I learned how to work better under pressure and how to make better conversation. Multitasking also improved and my ability to follow procedures and directions. Management is amazing, very flexible and concerned with the associates safety and success in the company. Co-workers are always willing to help, very friendly and kind. Hardest part of the job is finding furniture that customers are looking for in the store because of the constant display changes that occur by-weekly. The most enjoyable part is making conversation and learning about the customers needs and wants for their purchase.
friendly associates, friendly customers, safe and predicable workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Kanata, ON – 22 January 2016
I love the company! Love their values and culture. Most customers are very friendly and sweet. Very little hours, and too many employees. Overall if you love to decorate you will enjoy this job. Most people have two or more jobs, so don't rely on this as your day job.
too many employees, little hours, no benefits unless fulltime
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 January 2016
i would walk around on the floor and approach customers ask them questions about what they are looking for and if they need any help. ive definatley gained some confidence working at pier one because i am constantly interacting with customers. management was not the best at pier one ill admit. i loved all of my co workers! long hours when you are running around on your feet all day and really early mornings, meeting new people is my favorite part of the job !