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People are nice, culture needs a ton of improvement.

Current Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Most people are genuinely nice to others. A very exciting place to work.

Cons

Lots of power struggling among middle management

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to know what worker bees are thinking about, what they need the most not just believe what middle management is saying

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    corporate creative

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    Former Employee - Print Production Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Print Production Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    health benefits start on your first day structure to help employees make the most of their benefits (health fairs, etc) somewhat creative environment fair corporate art on display in offices people are generally nice

    Cons

    rigid corporate structure dress code office gossip unwanted overtime retail-focused workplace (feels like you're working at a mall) no promotion, not much help/structure to advance beyond entry position

    Advice to Management

    promote people based on skill


  2. Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40% associate discount, well-known brand name,

    Cons

    Promotions not based on performance, bureaucratic org structure, lack of clear direction, poor morale among associates, benefits significantly reduced in 2009, lack of trust in management team members, mid level management not involved in decision making process

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to recognize team members based on their performance


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