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

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Rapidly deteriorating

Control Buyer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent product and commitment to customer satisfaction.

ConsManagement merciless in trying to squeeze every last ounce of contribution from employees. The positive recognition that existed for the first 4 years of my tenure there was non-existent by the time I left. Work days were habitually 10 - 12 hours, even off season. The systems and reports that were in place were completely inadequate for the business model that the catalog began to use. Finally there was no recognition of the fact that the workload increased over 250% while I was employed there, but the headcount actually shrank by 15%: between my hiring and my leaving each of us was doing nearly three times the workload, with no additional compensation. There was no attempt by anyone above middle management to look at working conditions and no choice for middle management to make any change due to pressures from above to increase productivity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Inventory Analyst (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for less than a year


Pros: Very productive if interested in do hands on task and… Cons: Based on how an employee is hired in no guarantee for permanency, based on their production can get possible… Advice to Senior Management: To management there need to be more of a leadership… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Handled uncertain times less than gracefully.

Pottery Barn (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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


Pros: Smart and sweet people to work with. Discount on all… Cons: Company was 'restructured' twice in the time I was there. People were let go or offered demotions. Labor was cut drastically. There were always competing… Advice to Senior Management: To upper management and the big wigs- quit it with the 'jet visits' where the store has to fluff up all labor and roll… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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