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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

Pros

great people to work with

Cons

little training on computer systems and product

Advice to ManagementAdvice

upgrade computer system, ask for feedback from sales associates and make them feel like they have worth to the company

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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