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Williams-Sonoma Overview

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San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1956
Company - Public (WSM)
Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
$5 to $10 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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    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    The bonuses were great every week.

    Cons

    There aren’t any cons really.

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Williams-Sonoma Photos

Williams-Sonoma photo of: Flagship Williams-Sonoma store in San Francisco's Union Square. (Photo attributed to Calton - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 & GFDL, version 1.2)
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Williams-Sonoma Interviews

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    Performance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Las Vegas, NV) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The project manager I worked for was very impressed when I showed her examples of how I could visualize data with graphs and charts. Many of the managers have rudimentary experience with technical programs, so if you are great at Excel or you know SQL, you are bound to impress! The next manager will want someone who takes direction very well and does not question her authority. She wants things done her way, not necessarily the most logical way. That's okay, she's cutting the check!

    Interview Questions

    • What ideas do you have to improve the company returns dilemma?   1 Answer
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Williams-Sonoma Awards & Accolades

  • Business Person of the Year, Fortune, 2014
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2015
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