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Great company but cheap

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than a year)

Positive Outlook
Positive Outlook

Pros

Great working environment , great people.
Good employee discount on company's product
Company is growing and expanding

Cons

Tight expense control
Short vacation days for new employees
Company is going global and 1FTE works at least 1.5 FTE's work

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liked the product line. Enjoyed my team. Enjoyed connecting with customers and building relationships. Liked the design aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Harsh environment created by upper leadership. So numbers focused that employees and customers get forgotten. Not enough payroll to meet expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Raise payroll or lower expectations. You already have high turnover in the field and it is going to increase as the job market gets better.

  2. Helpful (1)

    OK company

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

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Good core product philosophy
    - Beautiful stores and quality goods
    - 40% employee discount
    - Location with parking

    Cons

    - Depending on what department you're in or who you work with, it can be very political
    - Too much gossip
    - Cliquey
    - Management plays favorites
    - Unless you brown-noser your manager, you will most likely stay in your current position for years.
    - Pitiful blanket bonus and raise

    Advice to Management

    - Care about employees as individuals, not only who you directly work with but if you manage a team, don't make it obvious that you only like some certain people.
    - That means spend time one on one with team members and provide training.

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