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"Lackluster management and no growth opportunities"

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA
Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

40% associate discount, well-known brand name,

Cons

Promotions not based on performance, bureaucratic org structure, lack of clear direction, poor morale among associates, benefits significantly reduced in 2009, lack of trust in management team members, mid level management not involved in decision making process

Advice to Management

Make an effort to recognize team members based on their performance

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Catalog Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Catalog in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Call Center Catalog in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many shifts to choose from. You get a 40% discount

    Cons

    You probably cant afford the stuff they sell (even with a 40% discount) due to the low pay.

    Advice to Management

    You guys did a solid job, just remember that you get what you pay for!!


  2. "Pleasant, everybody on staff was friendly and professional."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience for sales and customer service, and meeting new people.

    Cons

    Seasonal/ part-time jobs. not much room for growth. But with a college degree, who would want to grow in the retail industry anyhow?

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