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It was a great experience. I respected my managers... even when a couple got on my last nerve.

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Former Employee - Stock Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Stock Associate in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very LGBT friendly. Good atmosphere. The employees are easy to get along with... even when I get on their last nerves. Everyone there is hilarious!

Cons

Lots of inside politics. The pay rate could be a bit higher. Some managers have "favorites".

Advice to Management

Stop playing games. And to one specific manager, stop stealing sales.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Great Customer and Products

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The customers are exceptional. The products are exceptional.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload for all members of the field. I have 25 years as a retail manager and I have never been so challenged to balance an unrealistic workload with such a unbalanced payroll budget. So many good people have left WS over the last few years because of this and other unreasonable expectations. I loved my time when I first started with WS, but the last three years left me drained and working at another company. The support for the field is not there.

    Advice to Management

    Profits over people always cost more in the end. I hope someone wakes up and smells the espresso.

  2. Tough on associates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product and great customers. Was dream job.

    Cons

    Compensations terrible for pt associates and junior management

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