In 1962, Pier 1 Imports opened its first location in San Mateo, California. Originally the store's content catered to hippies featuring items such as incense and love beads. Within four years of opening their first store, Pier 1 had grown to 16 locations. At this time they moved their headquarters from San Mateo to Fort Worth Texas.
By 1972, ten years after the first store opened, the company went public and had over 120 stores. At this time they started opening stores internationally in Europe and Australia. By the 1980s their merchandise started to change a little consisting more of home furnishings and accessories.
Pier 1 is first, and foremost, a retail store. Because of that you'll find many of the usual retail jobs available. You can distinguish yourself on the sales floor assisting customers with their choices. Today the chain has over 1,000 stores worldwide.
You will be called upon to answer questions about items, locating merchandise for them, and other customer service requirements. Working at the retail store also requires stockers to work in the back and the floors. You'll be responsible for receiving the shipments, keeping up with the stock room, and restocking the shelves.
Pier 1 prides themselves on promoting from within. If you distinguish yourself you can enter one of the management levels. You can move from a store associate into an assistant manager position. From there you can move up into a store manager, regional manager, and even divisional director positions.
Pier 1 Imports job benefits include:
- Special Beginnings for pregnancy
- international health referral service
- Pier 1 Imports discount
- 401(k) plan
- stock purchase programs
- employer matching contributions
- educational assistance
- health care
- dependent care flexible spending accounts
- direct deposit
- banking benefits
- employee assistance program
- short and long-term disability insurance
- life insurance
- accidental death
- dismemberment insurance
- business travel accident insurance
- flexible schedules
- paid holidays
- paid vacation
- paid personal holidays
- paid jury duty
- paid bereavement leave
- Pier 1 medical leave
- personal leave
Way too many reasons to work for them! These are awesome benefits at a store that inspires you everytime you walk into it. Apply for them online!