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Solid Company, lots of accountabilities

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Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

Pros

stable company, good benefits, nice work enviroment, great discount

Cons

hard to career path, tons of politics, workload 45-50 hours per week, corporate always moving the carrot, very little recognition for lots of hard work if you are doing it right, people first tag line a hoot

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. still a fan of the brand

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    loved exploring my culinary interests! great products, established great vendor relationships. good direction by field management until recently.

    Cons

    reduced in store inventory and focus by upper mgt on web sales has made it very difficult to make sales to last year. operational changes being put in place but then stores dont have the tools to implement them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the stores the tools to drive business. dont allow competition between retail and internet sales. allow promotional pricing only if stores have the inventory.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. I like it here.

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    Current Employee - Retail Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Operations in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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