Williams-Sonoma

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There is great talent and opportunity at Williams-Sonoma with their network of brands and the quality of professionals that attracts.

Cons

They processes are backwards and very slow, they are not open to change, and the upper management makes approvals difficult and is quick to point fingers when business gets tough instead of pulling their teams together.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Purge some creative leaders and look for freshness in leadership that will take Williams-Sonoma to a new level for the 21st century.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Serious support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Williams-Sonoma is serious about customer care and supporting their staff. Questions are addressed and answered. Customers and quality of product are the two most important factors driving their business.

    Cons

    The computer system makes it difficult to follow up with clients and takes to much time to enter in client information. Because of this follow up is almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You care about the quality of your product line, because you understand that quality matters. However, when it comes to your POS and computer system, it becomes difficult to maintain that quality of service with substandard programs and equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unappreciated, out-of-date practices, high stress, low wages.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy
    Flexible Schedule
    Good employee discount
    Multiple family companies to transfer to
    Simple breakdown of management levels
    Good second job
    Learning opportunities

    Cons

    Easy to feel trapped there
    Almost impossible to advance career
    Company going broke for obvious reasons
    Old rules and practices that no longer work in todays economy or business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't beat around the bush with your employees we are smart enough to figure out what is going on. Employees are not paid near enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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