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"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!

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable"

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Customer service replaced by weekly metric reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level I Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Level I Associate in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount, other associates, and schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Focus on email capture, sales$, upts, credit card apps

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis on metrics is a sign of desperation...go back to what got you the reputation..customer service and exclusive products...Oxonian can be purchased at the grocery store.

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