Williams-Sonoma

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A good training ground if you can handle the hard work.

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Current Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

Pros

Great retail training ground. Some of the most creative and talented people in the retail industry are working here. If you know how to "play the game" you will be rewarded and promoted. The people are truly 1st class and there are some incredibly strong bonds on certain teams and brands.

Cons

Not a great work/life balance. The company is infamous for long hours and sub-par pay. They could do a lot more to promote employee well-being, give opportunities for more flexible work schedules, and to generally empower their workers to WANT to do the best job they can each day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees more and promote a better work/life balance.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Retail Furniture Customer Service in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Furniture Customer Service in Camp Hill, PA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    The time that I was there, it was a fair company. Received incentives and contests, fair raises (comparing similar work), and product info necessary to complete the job. I was there for 3.5 years and for the most part, enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Information about the status of the company was shadily withheld. Got the impression that management was keeping things from you. Toward the end of my time there, it felt that the atmosphere had changed. It wasn't as fun, and it was difficult to find the motivation to put the company first, when the company was letting you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It goes without saying that honesty really is the best policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    Great people, discount, and an overall fun place to work. I have worked there for 3 years and my manager is fair and competent as well as the assistant manager. Everyone works hard and does their share.

    Cons

    Technology not up to par; The systems for checking merchandise in stock is slow. No access to internet to leave messages for my manager or asst. manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better way to manage payroll and base payroll on trends not just previous years

    Approves of CEO
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