Williams-Sonoma

www.williams-sonomainc.com
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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 (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  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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