Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Williams-Sonoma
- Seasonal Sales Associate (24)
- Sales Associate (21)
- Stock Associate (7)
- Assistant Manager (6)
- General Manager (5)
- Part Time Sales Associate (5)
- Assistant Buyer (4)
- Assistant Store Manager (4)
- Intern (4)
- Marketing Manager (3)
- Customer Service Associate (3)
- Manager (2)
- Casual Associate (2)
- Analyst (2)
- Associate Manager (2)
- Associate Store Manager (2)
- Cashier (2)
- Seasonal Stock Associate (2)
- Sales (2)
- Assistant Control Buyer (2)
- Assistant Planner (2)
- Operations Manager (2)
- Project Manager (2)
- GM (2)
- Executive Assistant (2)
- Control Buyer (2)
- Gift Wrap (2)
- Desktop Support Specialist III (1)
- Stock - Hourly (1)
- Junior E-mail Designer (1)
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma.
Very long, drawn out process for no real good reason. Took nearly 4 months from 1st interview to offer. Met with brand managers, Director, 3 SVP's. All of them were very nice.
- Was actually surprisingly easy. No hard questions. I was prepared to answer anything and came away feeling like they were novice interviewers. Answer Question
Didn't negotiate much. Wish I had in hindsight. I was unemployed at the time and not feeling especially confident.
Other Interview Reviews for Williams-Sonoma
Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Seattle, WA) in November 2008.
It was a group panel interview in the backroom. It was a very interesting process, we all answered the same question and heard everyone else's reponse. There was about seven of us interviewing, and I didn't see anyone else working with me from the interview process. It was my first panel interview.
- i honestly don't remember what the questions were - but they were questions based on your background and if you do other FT employment (it was a seasonal job) Answer Question
Management InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma in June 2009.
I interviewed for a management position with one of the stores that falls under the Williams Sonoma brand. The initial interview with the Store Manager was very positive and professional, but otherwise the experience was long and arduous. The 2nd person who interviewed me quit a week later. Their replacement then conducted another phone interview and then a couple weeks later another in-person interview. I had a total of 4 interviews over a period of at least 8 weeks - I lost track. While all the people I spoke with were personable and knowledgeable about their business, they did not seem to have information relative to the salary and benefits being offered. I had a couple of subsequent conversations with a DM regarding my final interview and company culture also.
Reasons for Declining
I was dissatisfied with the tone of 2 phone conversations regarding my final interview and the company culture. They were interested in proceeding with me, but I realized that they were not a good fit for me.