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"Unappreciated, out-of-date practices, high stress, low wages."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Easy
Flexible Schedule
Good employee discount
Multiple family companies to transfer to
Simple breakdown of management levels
Good second job
Learning opportunities

Cons

Easy to feel trapped there
Almost impossible to advance career
Company going broke for obvious reasons
Old rules and practices that no longer work in todays economy or business practices

Advice to Management

Don't beat around the bush with your employees we are smart enough to figure out what is going on. Employees are not paid near enough.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Serious support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Williams-Sonoma is serious about customer care and supporting their staff. Questions are addressed and answered. Customers and quality of product are the two most important factors driving their business.

    Cons

    The computer system makes it difficult to follow up with clients and takes to much time to enter in client information. Because of this follow up is almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    You care about the quality of your product line, because you understand that quality matters. However, when it comes to your POS and computer system, it becomes difficult to maintain that quality of service with substandard programs and equipment.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "working in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is great talent and opportunity at Williams-Sonoma with their network of brands and the quality of professionals that attracts.

    Cons

    They processes are backwards and very slow, they are not open to change, and the upper management makes approvals difficult and is quick to point fingers when business gets tough instead of pulling their teams together.

    Advice to Management

    Purge some creative leaders and look for freshness in leadership that will take Williams-Sonoma to a new level for the 21st century.

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