Williams-Sonoma

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Avoid employment or patronizing this company

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winter Park, FL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winter Park, FL

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

Pros

High quality products, decent discount

Cons

Poor communication skills from management to associates, disrespectful work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Winter Park, Florida location has lost nearly every single one of their seasoned & knowledgeable associates; the people who know the product, the people who know the clientele base, the people who know how to sell and make that store profitable- they have all resigned due to the incompetency of the management team.

The new associates are receiving zero training as to how the store works, how to sell, how to gift wrap, how to process a return, etc. My two years of experiences at that store have shown me a clear negative reflection on how this company is run.

The high quality products that Williams-Sonoma sells are almost always available through another retailer, or available online through Amazon (or something similar). It would serve that company well to recognize that, and to realize how to better treat its staff so that customers will continue to come back to WS rather than seek out other establishments because of poor customer service.
The "whole experience" of that store.... is non-existent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

662 Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Pleasant, everybody on staff was friendly and professional.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX

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

    Pros

    Great experience for sales and customer service, and meeting new people.

    Cons

    Seasonal/ part-time jobs. not much room for growth. But with a college degree, who would want to grow in the retail industry anyhow?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a pleasent store to work in and very fun!

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get a discount
    you get to make new friends
    you get a great paycheck
    very flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    There are no negative statments that I can make about working at Williams Sonoma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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