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Helpful (2)

Small workforce, not inclusive

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hingham, MA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hingham, MA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The discount can be great if you don't need your paycheck.

Cons

No room for advancement within the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Really enjoyed my career at WS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Control Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Control Buyer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct management, great people, mentoring, great product, ownership of your business even if you are at a planner level, fun work environment, consistent learning and training

    Cons

    Issues with senior leadership. It really depended on the org you were under, but it seemed that it was a much tougher world in merchandising versus inventory management

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great entry level job, but the higher you go the more disillusioned you become

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Varied in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Varied in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    *Great people to work with who are passionate about products and people.
    *Products are excellent and their quality makes it easy to sell. Ethics in production are high.
    *Chuck Williams, the founder, is an absolutely amazing and inspiring man who treats everyone like family.

    Cons

    *Time off was hard to come by, work/life balance very difficult to achieve
    *Too much favoritism shown by some managers
    *Mistakes are very hard to overcome, even simple ones. It becomes a roadblock if you ever desire a transfer, promotion, merit increase, etc.

    Advice to Management

    *Trust individual locations to do the right thing.
    *Too many metrics, streamline employee evaluations so that they are more meaningful
    *More support of employee decisions would be nice

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