Williams-Sonoma - I love working for Williams-Sonoma, but Corporate has very odd ideas of what is "best" for the company. | Glassdoor
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"I love working for Williams-Sonoma, but Corporate has very odd ideas of what is "best" for the company."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great discount!, love working with the people at the store level! I think that you would really like to work at williams-sonoma if you like fast pace environments as well as somewhat often slow times.

Cons

Corporate, Corporate, Corporate. There vision for the company is to simply lose the power of the brand (although Pottery Barn and other companies within Williams-Sonoma, Inc. are doing fine) They are neglecting what this company was built upon.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. "Incredible sales training and positive management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenges and sales competitions between sales associates within your store, region and company with fantastic prizes and incentives. Great team of employees and management. Fantastic company discount. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Stress and demand of holiday season and retail. This goes without saying with any retailer.

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic work environment, exciting opportunity to grow within company.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "If you are considering working for this Company please run for the door!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great co-workers, this is one of the only saving graces for this Company, but as they continue to devalue their employees and bleed talent this pro will fade into the sunset
    -discount

    Cons

    -kiss your life and family goodbye
    -compensation not in line with expectations
    -promotion and pay based on favoritism not competence
    -micro management at levels not known to exist at any other Company
    -Executives so far out of touch with reality it borders on insanity
    -Company conducted management survey last year to test climate and the results were horrendous, Company response? On conference call with corp execs we were basically told "thank you for sharing, for those of you who make through the coming holiday season we plan changes next year"

    Advice to Management

    This is no longer the Company Chuck and Howard created. Get back to what made this such a great place to work and shop, great associates, great service and great products. You treat your associates so poorly anymore you can no longer reasonably expect them to care. Unless you turn things around completely the Company will continue to bleed talent at an alarming rate and will be unrecognizable in five years! Your field management are afraid for their jobs and treat managers horrendously.

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