Williams-Sonoma

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Great brand damaged badly by snobby, mean spirited leadership

Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsProducts are generally high quality and often innovative.. Over priced but with a 40% discount you tend not to care.
Everyone you meet will tell you how much they LOVE Williams-Sonoma.
Chuck Williams is the real deal and although he has no influence these days he did start a great Brand.
Some very smart people work here but they tend not to stick around.

ConsSnobby management that confuse cost with quality. Where else would a Manager obsess about what brand shoes you are wearing and belittle you if it is the wrong one (in their opinion).
Ridiculous lack of work/life balance. Attitude is that employees should thank their lucky stars to be permitted to work there.
Always changing rules about bonuses so that, surprise, surprise, there are MANY years with no pay out at all.
Duplicity in Management: too many senior leaders who are happy to smile at you while they are actually throwing someone under the bus.

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace cliques with rewards based on merit. Take the time to listen. Weed out mean spirited leaders who lack professional conduct. One step taken in the right direction on that front recently but still people left who struggle with the concept of fairness. Be brave: don't succeed only at expense of blaming others.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great store staff but lacking organization from corporate

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Farmington, CT

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Great staff with positive personalities and "go getting" attitudes Cons: Poor communication within the distribution center. Advice to Senior Management: Communicate better with all members of the staff Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    great pay and challenging experience

    Jack of All Trades (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    Pros: the pay, co-workers, health benefits. Cons: schedule inconsistency, managers and training was lacking (there was… Advice to Senior Management: be more polite and helpful Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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