Williams-Sonoma

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Very physically demanding

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Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO

I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Nice coworkers, learned about merchandise and techniques. VERY generous discounts.

Cons

Horrible shifts, short notice on scheduling makes planning your own life very difficult. All housekeeping is done by sales staff. Floor scrubbing, oven cleaning, TOILET cleaning. So very misleading when you apply and interview.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire store managers who can actually handle their jobs appropriately. Not overly tense, stressed out, snippy ones. Don't bother sharing store goals with sales people. Nobody actually keeps track of sales other than manager grumbling about it. Employees sell as much as they can. Not exactly keeping track since not in commission.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time

    Pros

    Great discount, good training. Flexibe.

    Cons

    Bad schedlues. Poor break plans.

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    Overworked and under appreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    They pay more than minimum wage and you can get some good hours during the holiday season.

    Cons

    In order to request off, you have to submit it three weeks in advance. This is okay if you're anything but a college student. Also, the hours I gave as my availability were not always followed especially if they were understaffed, which again if you're a college student it's not ideal at all. The company, as most do now, stresses a lot on getting their credit card out, which essentially puts a lot of pressure on managers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Availability matters and so do your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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