Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 569 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Fear and Loathing at Williams Sonoma

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsGreat views from the Cafe

ConsCompany is run by fear of dictatorial President, who is actively closed to conversation
Arthritic processes
Conspiratorial environment
Detest change and risk averse
Competing visions of future between CEO and Pres
People last
Dollar is first, last and everything
Slashed budgets and headcount from 2008 never reinstated with huge increase in workloads

Advice to Senior ManagementBoD needs to kick out Pres before any change for the better can be realized

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like big companies that are over processed this is your place

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Lots of smart, talented people within the organization. Cons: Lots of swirl - takes weeks to get something finalized and approved but it will most likely be changed the day after it gets published.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    After a blissful decade, I am now embarrassed to work at Williams-Sonoma.

    General Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: -Great Discount -Mostly Fun, Energetic, Passionate Co-Workers -Awesome Products Cons: For the first time in a decade of tenure, this week I became embarrassed to work for Williams-Sonoma. I don’t say that lightly-for many… Advice to Senior Management: At this point I don't even know where to start.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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