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A really fun place to work

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Huntington Station, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Station, NY

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

Pros

I worked here over a holiday season. It was typically very busy, as they do most of their business during the holidays, but it wasn't bad. The shifts were reasonable and not too long, the atmosphere was great, and for the most part the customers were very friendly. One of the best part-time jobs I've had

Cons

It's tough to get as many shifts as you want because they do hire a lot of extra people for the holidays.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the Williams Sonoma i once knew

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    generous employee discount for sales associates and lovely fellow associates

    Cons

    There is no chance for advancement, hours are minimal, more interested in pushing the credit card than actual customer service, we are expected to do more with fewer hours and fewer people - again hours have been cut to a few a week, only management gets full time hours with just fill in to help close. What good is the discount when you are only working two hours a week?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture your staff and treat them as valuable to your bottom line in creating a solid customer base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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