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