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Xmas help short term employment

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Holiday Help Cashier  in  Providence, RI
Current Employee - Holiday Help Cashier in Providence, RI

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for less than a year

Pros

great discount for employees with company

Cons

low salary just over minium wage

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need better training and experience

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of false promises

    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount - especially for people who love cooking using quality brands. Great people to work with and great customers.

    Cons

    Hired as a seasonal worker with the promise of 35 hours per week during season with possibility of permanent hire. Actual hours have been about 1 day per week for most of us "seasonals". Very frustrating!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over-hire with false promises of hours and actually TRAIN new hires!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top-Heavy in salaries; unrealistic and conflicting expectations at store level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount. High-end customer (client) base, which requires creative service issue solutions.

    Cons

    Hourly managers do not get 40 hours, yet salaried managers get bonuses. Inequitable expectations. In order to make daily sales, desperate measures are taken ("What will it take for you to purchase this juicer today?").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shave top management (DM's and above), and increase pay to the employees who actually work day-to-day with customers (clients). Invest in computer systems (we NEED MSOffice), improve communication between corporate and store, eliminate "mystery shoppers" (not realistic and they LIE), designer and chef discounts should be easily searchable, reduce the number of questions to ask customers (clients)--donations, email, zip code, WSVISA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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