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Toxic Culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

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Did I mention the Discount?

ConsI am speaking only about the Williams-Sonoma brand, as that is where I worked.
The company culture is toxic.
People are terrified of the president, Richard Harvey.
Managers roll over on their employees when problems come up.
Women, especially those with children, will find it hard to promoted.
People, especially coordinators and assistants, cry at their desks on a regular bases and managers gossip about them when it happens, laughing.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your company culture from the top down. "People First Awards" mean nothing when your employees don't feel as if they are being put first.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Demise Of Store Culture

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: 40% discount (sometimes) at WS and affiliates Learning about latest and greatest culinary… Cons: Disrespectful of employees by not posting schedule until 1 week ahead Corporate has no consideration of hard-working employees, from management to associates on the floor Consistently understaffed Computer… Advice to Senior Management: Update computer systems Have regional management work a complete shift with no stock person or gift wrapper and just 1 other staff (which is common for… 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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    Great learning environment for entry-level associate but don't hope for more.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

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


    Pros: My co-workers and Junior Management were a team of dedicated, goal-oriented and efficient workers who took the time to show me the ropes. We… Cons: Senior Management leveraged our skills and abilities to meet deadlines and impress superiors. Corporate and Senior Management made… Advice to Senior Management: Please honor your employees by investing in their career development. Allow them the opportunity to grow and aid in their vertical… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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