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Unrealistic time frame for tasking and not enough time for selling.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Beautiful products - nice variety - exclusive

Cons

Way too many tasks to do - totally unrealistic. Things change on a daily basis. With all they expect to get done - with the payroll they give - not enough time to do it all and no time for selling. Too bad too. There is truly no work/life balance here - despite what they say.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You should do a UNDERCOVER BOSS so you can really see what it is like at the store level.
Less discount on merchandise so you can give "real" raises. I believe in where Laura wants to go with this company - just don't like how she is going about doing it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good start....then downhill from there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great discount. Quality products. Fun environment especially if you enjoy cooking or are a foodie.

    Cons

    They no longer practice or support their supposed "People First" philosophy. Have become very commercial and come across as fake and cheesy. Definitely not a customer centric environment in stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to Chuck and take his advice on how to tend to and run a store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    I haven't worked there long enough to say

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