Williams-Sonoma

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top heavy dictatorship

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Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

the products are good, but the work environment is toxic.

Cons

non-collaborative work environment. a very top down decision making process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

empower your teams to make decisions

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to recognize team members based on their performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Serious support

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    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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