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wonderful

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

Pros

great place to work. benefits are generous

Cons

no downside really other than working some holidays

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Lack of adequate training. Managers are stretched too thin for associate learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    William Sonoma has a wonderful and successful Branding. Company instore product displays are exceptional and make a very high quality shopping experience. Seasonal aromatic offerings sets a welcoming format to entering the store evoking culinary stimulation. Although many products are priced too high for the general public anyone who enjoys cooking will enjoy to wonderful enjoyment window shopping. Most associates have a passion for cooking which makes it easy to make a connection with the customers shopping in the store.

    Cons

    The GM only has one hour or so to give new temporary associate review of the store. Cashier training is without a dought inadequate. The supervising junior management invests no quality time to help new staff due to lack of experience and being stretched too thin. High volume season should have a better staffing balance of seasoned employees to temporary staff. Communication is nonexsistant. If management is not available to communication other types should be used (ie poster boards in break rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GM needs to have some flexability to adequately prepare and staff for peak seasons. Training staff should not be when there are 25 to 50 customers in line to check out. Improve the gift wrapping experience for associate and customer and move it away for the cashier station. It is not unusual for customers to request 3-4 items (individualized) to be wrapped during Xmas rush and should not hold up people in line with a purchase request. Longer wait to ship package to another location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    temp employee when not really

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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

    employee discount is the only real reason to work at williams sonoma if they try to hire you as a temporary employee. no benefits, treated like a second class citizen. management says there will be opportunities for full time employment, but never comes

    Cons

    temporary status for non temporary job, rude management, management that does not appreciate its employees, too few people for too much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring people with temporary status- creates divisions between workers, and creates unfair discrimination. you should make sure employees hired for full time status are not less competent than those with temporary status

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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