Pros: discount, some good people to work with
Cons: short, sporadic shifts, lousy management, no employee loyalty
I worked as a sales associate at a Pier 1 several years ago and did all the typical sales stuff you would think of. I worked under more than one manager and I have to say, this makes a HUGE difference.
The first manager was wonderful. She was sweet and kind and was able to balance being the boss and being a friend. She always made sure to talk to you – more... when there was an issue to straighten it out.
The other manager I worked under seemed pretty great to start off with but the second a problem came up, her reaction was to tell me to quit without talking about it first. It turned out she'd gotten some misinformation about a situation from some coworker basically saying that I was saying I was injured to get out of working at a time I wanted off but wasn't given.
I really had been injured (not on the job) but I hadn't said anything until I knew for sure from the doctor to avoid making an issue out of it if I didn't have to. I had a legitimate doctor's note and explained the situation to the assistant manager (the manager wasn't there when I went in) but she still went with what some other associate said and made up her mind without even talking to me, She also accused me of purposefully avoiding her so I didn't have to talk to her about it and have her find out what was really going on. In fact, I'd called at least 4 times but she was never there when I did and I was told that they would leave messages for her, which apparently they never did. So instead of trying to call me and ask what was going on, she just made assumptions based on third hand information. And I'd been working there about 3 years when this happened so needless to say, I was angry and betrayed that after 3 years of good work, they'd just say see you. I ended up quitting because of this because that is just completely outrageous in my opinion.
If you want a fun job for a little extra cash but don't really need it for the money, check this place out but I wouldn't recommend working here if you want something serious. – less