Williams-Sonoma - A few of the smaller brands are ran like a start up company rather than a major big brand retail company. | Glassdoor
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"A few of the smaller brands are ran like a start up company rather than a major big brand retail company."

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Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Having a great brand on your resume.

Cons

The company is so heavily branded working there as a Graphic Designer takes away your ability to be creative.

Advice to Management

Allow your designers to be designers and budget for the proper staff to support the workload.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of false promises"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount - especially for people who love cooking using quality brands. Great people to work with and great customers.

    Cons

    Hired as a seasonal worker with the promise of 35 hours per week during season with possibility of permanent hire. Actual hours have been about 1 day per week for most of us "seasonals". Very frustrating!!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't over-hire with false promises of hours and actually TRAIN new hires!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Westfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Westfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice
    40% Discount/20%-electronics
    Interesting tools/gadgets

    Cons

    Scheduling is ridiculous
      -Either too much or too little
      -"Because of Payroll" is heard way too often
      -Manipulative manager
    Poor transit execution
    Constant turnover of floor set
    Poor communication between stores and coporate

    Advice to Management

    Be honest - do not tell a set of employees one thing just to have them support an area of the store that is lacking and then have other employees do the exact opposite
    Less intense - work will get done no matter the manner it is spoken
    Let stores' stock associates have some control over shipment - to minimize overstocking of certain products

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