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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.

Williams-Sonoma Reviews

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Williams-Sonoma President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber
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  • "Williams Sonoma is a great culinary outlet to work for"

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    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Hackensack, NJ
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amiable staff. Great hours. Customer service great and customers are warm and patient.

    Cons

    Holiday season is very busy and pressured and you learn plenty of information when the season picks up.

    Advice to Management

    None

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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 photo of: Support team for Steps-to-Stove Walk for Larking Street Youth Services
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Williams-Sonoma Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Williams-Sonoma (Edina, MN).

    Interview

    Very Brief interview. The manager didn't really ask me many questions. She was more concerened in knowing what my hours are. I was hired on the spot. I felt that there was a lack of communication from my manager from that point forward,

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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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