Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
611 Reviews

2.7
611 Reviews
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Williams-Sonoma President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber
253 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for to enable everyone to spend their salary in store (in 82 reviews)

  • Best Reason to work here is the employee discount and the Sample Sales (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, payroll constantly being cut some DMs had little pets who could do no wrong (in 25 reviews)

  • The current upper management does not appear to care about the employees or their customers (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    good place to work part time

    Cons

    not enough hours to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    morehours

  2.  

    Well positioned in the industry, good people, good work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of culture and history; high-integrity people who want to do the right thing; well positioned in the industry and in an industry segment (home goods) that should continue to do well as the economy recovers; great balance between eCommerce and Store retail; lots of reasons why the company should be successful going forward; based in downtown San Francisco

    Cons

    Company is very design and merchant driven. If you are not in the design / merchandising areas, then you need to understand your role in the bigger context.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CORP  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CORP in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have never worked for an organization where I have had so much engagement, opportunity, and positive challenge. Everyday is an adventure

    Cons

    I just wish I had more time in the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing us, encouraging us, and allowing us to be inventive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work! The passion and committment to the company from our managers is really amazing!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Enough payroll support in the stores can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There is nothing I have to complain about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    the best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    no pressure, family atmosphere, no commission

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep looking out for the employees and being a part of the family and you can never go wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, great people...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    Great environment, open communication, nice people

    Cons

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

  10.  

    It was a great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with really nice people.

    Cons

    I did not get good hours.

  11.  

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There were no cons working here.

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