Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 570 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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2.9 570 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

Williams-Sonoma President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber

Laura J. Alber

(230 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work! The passion and committment to the company from our managers is really amazing!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to grow your career-truly believe in promoting from within the organization

    ConsEnough payroll support in the stores can be challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    WilliamsSonoma Inc is a company where your passion for getting results and developing people are recognized and rewarded

    District Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is an entrepenural spirit at WSI that allows you to take risks and be a true pioneer with growing the business.

    ConsTechnology has some opportunities. We could use faster internet systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being open to employee feedback. They love when you value their opinions and will work that much harder for approachable leaders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsThe team is so great and friendly. The discount is incredible and you know that what you are selling to customers is quality.

    ConsThere is nothing I have to complain about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    the best place to work

    Retail Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosno pressure, family atmosphere, no commission

    Consholidays can get pretty hectic, wrapping gifts are in high demand. I almost cut my finger off.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep looking out for the employees and being a part of the family and you can never go wrong.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great people...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, open communication, nice people

    ConsAmount of content for one person to learn to take call.

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    It was a great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere with really nice people.

    ConsI did not get good hours.

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    Sales Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved working here. Great work environment with lots of opportunitites.

    ConsThere were no cons working here.

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    Stock Associate (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat people. Low turnover. Great products and customer service, Great employee discounts.

    ConsPay is lower than other comparable retailers

    Advice to Senior ManagementCross train your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager needs help with keeping store signs and displays current

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Winter Park, FL

    ProsLove the associates I work with and their eagerness to help customers. Great associate discount for their products. Wouldn't want to work for any other retailer with similar products.

    ConsLove my manager, but she needs help keeping signage current for displayed products. Some displays not functioning properly, such as salt and pepper mills, displaying products without all their parts, such as oven racks. I realize that's because of fear of customer stealing, but there has to be a way to display products better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep this manager by all means. She is a very hard worker and eager to please customers and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place, but loaded with tenured talent

    Data Scientist (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsEveryone's smart and competent and it's a good place to work so people stay a long time.

    ConsHard to branch out into combined strategic + analytic functions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO needs to stop managing in a reactionary manner. Work from home was just cancelled out of a knee-jerk 'feeling' that people are taking advantage of this option. It's a slap-in-the-face to those who used this policy to balance extreme productivity with life's demands. Have more faith in your charges who are already working around the clock to do the best job possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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