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"Absolutely LOVE This Job!!!!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Design Coordinator
Current Employee - Design Coordinator
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Pottery Barn part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I never thought I would love working in retail until I started at Pottery Barn Kids! Great place, lovely people!

Cons

Its retail - you still get "interesting" customers, but that comes with the territory. Just have to smile and nod sometimes.

Advice to Management

I'm in management but regardless, I'd say to GM's...schedule more people with the closing crew.

Other Employee Reviews for Pottery Barn

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The idea of "People First" would be wonderful if it was actually put into practice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The caliber of the products and associates is very good. The stores are beautiful.

    Cons

    The expectations are impossible to meet given the payroll constraints. There is more, more and even more to do but payroll is low and going even lower. There is not a connection to corporate and the field. Visual demands, stock work, and computer tasks overshadow the time that needs to be spent with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting back payroll! Turnover is high because of the stress and feeling like the job is impossible to do. Making payroll at any cost is hurting everyone, staff and customers.


  2. "Above average retail job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent chances for career advancement since there are three brands within Williams Sonoma. Also they tend to pay higher than similar stores. Upper management is very in touch with the stores and visits them often. Also they have great incentives for sales contests which keeps the energy of the stores up.

    Cons

    They are somewhat top heavy with too much upper management at some stores and not enough help at others. Also they are very insular and tend to recognize the same people over and over. New blood is not something that is added very often.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from other stores within the city more often.

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