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Williams-Sonoma Overview

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San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1956
Company - Public (WSM)
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Room & Board, Design Within Reach, Pier 1 Imports
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of high quality products for the home.

In 1956, our founder, Chuck Williams, turned a passion for cooking and eating with friends into a small business with a big idea. He opened a store in Sonoma ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to bring people together around food, and to enhance the quality of our customers' lives at home.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The discount is nice, the people you work with are great.

    Cons

    The job expectation doesn't match the pay. Frivolous spending on dumb thing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow corporate to give more control to stores on local level.

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Williams-Sonoma Interviews

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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, MS
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Madison, MS).

    Interview

    I had a telephone interview and was then invited for a face to face interview which I thought went well. I didn't hear from the representatives again despite attempts to find out my status and to get updates and it has been weeks. Being in HR myself, I know the importance of following up with candidates even if they are not selected as a courtesy. It has changed my perspective of the organization.

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Williams-Sonoma Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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