Williams-Sonoma - Solid Company, lots of accountabilities | Glassdoor
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"Solid Company, lots of accountabilities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

stable company, good benefits, nice work enviroment, great discount

Cons

hard to career path, tons of politics, workload 45-50 hours per week, corporate always moving the carrot, very little recognition for lots of hard work if you are doing it right, people first tag line a hoot

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The job was good, but not a lot of growth to move up."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntington Station, NY
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntington Station, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the company.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Williams Sonoma...going downhill in all ways!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great discount
    some assoicates are fantastic and a pleasure to work with
    used to be a fun,customer service oriented place to work

    Cons

    its all about the metrics!!!
    management does not care about the sales associates or the customers "guests"
    upper management does not care about the associates, only the upper management

    Advice to Management

    Try working with the associates that are on the front lines with the customers. While you spend all your time in the office going over numbers and taking conference calls, the associates are making the sales,creating great buzz about the products and taking care of the daily tasks. The management does not understand what it takes to make a successsful store, they spend all there time in the office. The management staff of old was present on the floor; they were your support staff with product information or customer service. Their role now is to press you to ask the "guest" for their email,zip code, and apply for the WS credit card. Its a shame that the old standards are not in place. What was once a great place to work and shop is no longer.


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