Compare Williams-Sonoma vs Pottery Barn BETA

See how working at Williams-Sonoma vs. Pottery Barn compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Williams-Sonoma vs. Pottery Barn. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Williams-Sonoma

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Pottery Barn

Employee Ratings

  • Williams-Sonoma scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Pottery Barn scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 2630 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 1021 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Williams-Sonoma employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.4
Pottery Barn employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Williams-Sonoma Ceo Laura J. Alber
66%
66%Laura J. Alber
Williams-Sonoma employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Pottery Barn Ceo Laura J. Alber
50%
50%Laura J. Alber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
51%
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Williams-Sonoma employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
41%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Pottery Barn salaries averaged $2,222 higher than Williams-Sonoma.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate208 Salaries
$12/hr
General Manager133 Salaries
$77,099/yr
Customer Service Representative186 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate146 Salaries
$13/hr
General Manager59 Salaries
$83,766/yr
Customer Service Representative4 Salaries
$11/hr

What Employees Say

  • Williams-Sonoma had 132 more reviews than Pottery Barn that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Williams-Sonoma had 88 more reviews than Pottery Barn that mentioned "Great discount" as a Pro.
  • Williams-Sonoma had 60 more reviews than Pottery Barn that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 205 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 197 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 109 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 73 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 108 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 86 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 48 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 40 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"Jul 17, 2021

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time

Pros

The people are the culture are the best.

Cons

Salary if you are a long term associate.

"Great"Jul 9, 2021

Former Employee - Design/Sales Consultant

I worked at Pottery Barn part-time

Pros

Great work environment and team

Cons

Tired legs after standing all day

Job Postings

Williams-Sonoma has 873 more recently posted open jobs than Pottery Barn.