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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
Recommends
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. "Name kept private"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Asst. Manager has got to go!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Central Valley, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in Central Valley, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The associates that i worked with were wonderful! Great team work within the sales team and great communication skills between sales associates. Everyone helped each other. Very hard to leave this wonderful team.

    Cons

    Lots of customer complaints Asst. manager does not take anything seriously, poor communication and lack of concern for sales team. Asst manager is rude to customers and does not follow the standards of good customer service for a company like this one. This is not fair to the other employees who work hard, and do their work to the best of their ability. I would honestly still be there but could not see any possibility for advancement within this management. GET RID OF YOUR ASST.MANAGER

    Advice to Management

    The senior management was wonderful. Its the Asst.manager team that needs work!

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