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Distribution Planner

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Former Employee - Distribution Planner  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Distribution Planner in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Williams-Sonoma

Pros

-Great health benefits
-Good discounts & access to sample sales
-Great training programs & classes
-Professionalism within the office

Cons

-Very corporate atmosphere
-Formal dress code
-Too structured, can't think outside box
-New idea's not encouraged

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It is what it is.

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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

    Pros

    1) Chuck Williams
    2) Great coworkers for the most part
    3) If you're lucky, there is a wealth of people willing to mentor you

    Cons

    1) Too many great employees are overworked to the breaking point and are undervalued and unsupported by upper management
    2) Not competitive enough with vacation time
    3) Preferential treatment of certain individuals is widespread
    4) Poor inter-departmental communication
    5) Outmoded technology that creates redundant work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management must treat employees with more respect and dignity or we will continue to lose our best talent.

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

    Pluses and Minuses, Just Like any Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    There are tremendous, great learning opportunities all the time
    It is a well respected organization with great name recognition
    It's fantastic to work with smart, fun colleagues

    Cons

    There is a lack of respect for employees
    There is a lack of work/life balance
    Takes everything you can give, then asks for more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your talent, they work incredibly hard for the company but are are treated like disposable capital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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