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"A good training ground if you can handle the hard work."

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Current Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great retail training ground. Some of the most creative and talented people in the retail industry are working here. If you know how to "play the game" you will be rewarded and promoted. The people are truly 1st class and there are some incredibly strong bonds on certain teams and brands.

Cons

Not a great work/life balance. The company is infamous for long hours and sub-par pay. They could do a lot more to promote employee well-being, give opportunities for more flexible work schedules, and to generally empower their workers to WANT to do the best job they can each day.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees more and promote a better work/life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. "Wake up and make some major changes."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, great product and discounts. Love the people.

    Cons

    Failure to promote those based on results, but rather politics. Too many opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Try new things. Stores look stale. Try new management obviously the ones in place are not working.


  2. "Name kept private"

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    Former Employee - Retail Furniture Customer Service in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Furniture Customer Service in Camp Hill, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The time that I was there, it was a fair company. Received incentives and contests, fair raises (comparing similar work), and product info necessary to complete the job. I was there for 3.5 years and for the most part, enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Information about the status of the company was shadily withheld. Got the impression that management was keeping things from you. Toward the end of my time there, it felt that the atmosphere had changed. It wasn't as fun, and it was difficult to find the motivation to put the company first, when the company was letting you down.

    Advice to Management

    It goes without saying that honesty really is the best policy.

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