Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 533 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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I like it here.

Retail Operations (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou can be entrepreneurial. People are great. Lots of autonomy.

ConsIt seems like you have to get another job offer in order to get promoted or get a raise. Things can move slow sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people and give raises based on true performance. Don't allow people to use another job as leverage to get a promotion - the word spreads and it's not good for the morale of the rest of the team. You should reward good employees who are loyal and who make a difference.

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

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Do it for discount, not for pay

Casual Associate (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Fantastic discount on most items (40%). Recently dropped discount on electric items from 40% to 20%. Discount applies to all… Cons: The work is very hard. Work requires climbing very tall ladders and lifting boxes weighing over 50 lbs. on a regular basis. Corporate is… Advice to Senior Management: Spend a bit more time on training the staff. Make information booklets that come with products available to staff so they can learn. Pay a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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regular retail job

Seasonal Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time


Pros: great discount, pretty good quality product, nice people Cons: reducing quality of the product, smaller discount for electrics, new system for employee… Advice to Senior Management: before implementing a policy test it for the real life… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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