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Helpful (6)

Slave Drivers!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southlake, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southlake, TX

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

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

Pros

the only saving grace is the 40% off!

Cons

For a part time job this should have been fun! Hours are bad, pay horrible and management works your butt off. Plus, no breaks, which is illegal. They try to squeeze everything out of you they can for as little pay as they can get away with. All the while charging out the butt for everything in the store. Supervisors act like the gestapo and put you to hard labor, polishing copper pots, mopping floors or cleaning toilets when business is slow and NO talking to co-workers. They watch you like your about to make a run for it or something. All on minimum wage too. I worked for 18 months and got a measly .25 raise, I said adios.

Advice to Management

For crying out loud; Make it fun! You don't pay, so make it fun.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Losing what makes Williams-Sonoma Williams-Sonoma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Customers are awesome. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Focus has shifted away from customers and associates only concern is bottom line.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Not what it once was....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Discount, forward thinking, exceptional customer service

    Cons

    Salary, always asking for more with less, payroll unacceptable for dily, weekly and monthly expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up...over time there has been a back slide in everything that you do and it's beginning to catch up with the company and brand. Back to basics...forget about metrics as you are killing what made this company so special. Greed and unrealistic demands will be your downfall! Public company or not...how many companies that are so required a few open air market stores to be open for Easter? Think about it? It truly doesn't look great to our following or customer base!

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