Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 569 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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2.9 569 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

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

Laura J. Alber

(229 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsMostly great people; fantastic discount; recognition from senior management when you perform well; innovative;.

    ConsChange can come slowly depending on the department you work in. As large as the company is, it can't be as nimble as it needs to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out in the field more often. Front line workers often have the best perspective - pay attention to what they have to say.

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

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    A wonderful work experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery nice co-workers, good work-life balance, fun projects to work on.

    ConsThere were technical problems that could be streamlined.

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    This is a very good retail company to work for, I enjoy working at Williams Sonoma,

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood work culture, you will have good work life balance.

    ConsThere is not much to learn, not good at using technologies.

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsI haven't worked there long enough to say

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    Seasonal Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe atmosphere is wonderful, the full-time staff are all amazing, helpful, patient, and kind.
    Perks: Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Bark samples galore, and the best Christmas playlist around.

    ConsEven with my (fabulous) discount, it's still expensive

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! For instance, there were several corporate employees who worked in the Post Street Flagship store today side by side with seasonal and full-time staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very fast paced

    Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsThe people I worked with were wonderful

    ConsIrregular hours that change or get cut altogether

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

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    Good Company

    Sourcing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat company for young professionals

    ConsNot exactly a family friendly company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great company to work for part-time and full-time.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBenefits were a great asset to my salary.

    ConsI did not experience anything negative working for the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change Is Sometimes Not Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsOver several years, enjoyed the established and responsible practices in the finance area. The comradery and ability to handle pressured situations says a lot about the capabilities of the group.

    ConsAs management changed over the last few years, the ability to provide guidance and consistency to a professional staff has deteriorated. Have some backbone, and stand up to senior management when pressured to veer off course.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRun the company as a professional publicly traded corporation, and don't bow to the day to day sales pressures to suit the current retail merchant led organization.

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    I discovered my passion for retail

    Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNew projects every day, lots of hours, $10/hour, 40% discount, exciting work environment, fun coworkers

    ConsHigh-pressure to sell and open credit cards but no monetary incentives to do well, management under a lot of stress

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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