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"Really enjoyed my career at WS"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Control Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Control Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Direct management, great people, mentoring, great product, ownership of your business even if you are at a planner level, fun work environment, consistent learning and training

Cons

Issues with senior leadership. It really depended on the org you were under, but it seemed that it was a much tougher world in merchandising versus inventory management

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. "Daily/weekly sales results driven company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High volume location. Not located in mall-free standing.

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent and cut back quite often

    Advice to Management

    Management team is run well in this location


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level job, but the higher you go the more disillusioned you become"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Varied in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Varied in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great people to work with who are passionate about products and people.
    *Products are excellent and their quality makes it easy to sell. Ethics in production are high.
    *Chuck Williams, the founder, is an absolutely amazing and inspiring man who treats everyone like family.

    Cons

    *Time off was hard to come by, work/life balance very difficult to achieve
    *Too much favoritism shown by some managers
    *Mistakes are very hard to overcome, even simple ones. It becomes a roadblock if you ever desire a transfer, promotion, merit increase, etc.

    Advice to Management

    *Trust individual locations to do the right thing.
    *Too many metrics, streamline employee evaluations so that they are more meaningful
    *More support of employee decisions would be nice

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