Williams-Sonoma

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Williams-Sonoma Reviews in New York City, NY

632 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for to enable everyone to spend their salary in store (in 84 reviews)

  • Best Reason to work here is the employee discount and the Sample Sales (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is often unbalanced especially during the holiday seasons (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management never visits the stores- causing a complete disconnect from stores to corporate (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, but the company needs to find direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, educational experience, good starter job to move on from.

    Cons

    no part-time benefits, no full-time position unless you're management, company loosing sight of it's market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't invest in yourself nobody else will here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you excel at brown nosing, being a yes man/woman, or throwing people under the bus the sky's the limit for you.

    Cons

    Never get your hopes up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what other people have to say and not just the sound of your own voice. Invest in people instead of making them feel interchangeable and disposable. Invest back into the company advancements me to be made to further company goals technology is your friend!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reconstruct William Sonoma/Pottery Barn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount off of still very expensive product

    Cons

    Mostly Everything. Hypocrisy. Bureaucracy. No Upward movement. No appreciation. No meaningful compensation for the work executed. Greedy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    I haven't worked there long enough to say

  6.  

    the best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    no pressure, family atmosphere, no commission

    Cons

    holidays can get pretty hectic, wrapping gifts are in high demand. I almost cut my finger off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep looking out for the employees and being a part of the family and you can never go wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great company to work for part-time and full-time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits were a great asset to my salary.

    Cons

    I did not experience anything negative working for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work before it closed:-(

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best people you would ever want to work with. Worked in a NY suburban outlet. People were dedicated and proud.

    Cons

    Salary. Less than most area retail stores and we had older more experienced employees. Oldest technology known to man. All manual processes.Very little support from corporate even though we were a consistantly over performing store with all profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries, invest in updated POS and inventory systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    This is not a diverse community.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - District Manager in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Discount on cookware and products in general. Some great teams in the NY Market.

    Cons

    Does not support a Diverse workplace. People Development not a focus.
    No concern for work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great pay and challenging experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the pay, co-workers, health benefits.

    Cons

    schedule inconsistency, managers and training was lacking (there was no training)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more polite and helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A really fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Station, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntington Station, NY

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked here over a holiday season. It was typically very busy, as they do most of their business during the holidays, but it wasn't bad. The shifts were reasonable and not too long, the atmosphere was great, and for the most part the customers were very friendly. One of the best part-time jobs I've had

    Cons

    It's tough to get as many shifts as you want because they do hire a lot of extra people for the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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