Williams-Sonoma - Good place, but loaded with tenured talent | Glassdoor
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"Good place, but loaded with tenured talent"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Everyone's smart and competent and it's a good place to work so people stay a long time.

Cons

Hard to branch out into combined strategic + analytic functions.

Advice to Management

The CEO needs to stop managing in a reactionary manner. Work from home was just cancelled out of a knee-jerk 'feeling' that people are taking advantage of this option. It's a slap-in-the-face to those who used this policy to balance extreme productivity with life's demands. Have more faith in your charges who are already working around the clock to do the best job possible.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (2)

    "(West Elm) Great corporation support with business start-up mentality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Planning Department in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Planning Department in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the small business mentality of West Elm, but has the support of Williams-Sonoma. Great career pathing and training. Used to have Summer Fridays all year!

    Cons

    No more year-round Summer Fridays. :( Felt like a lot of promotion talk, but no action. Small bonuses and small raises. Hard to move up within and lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Need to maintain employees and make it easier to have a long-term career with the company - I would have loved to stay longer, but it was time for me to move upwards and onwards.


  2. "A great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like working hard this is the place to be. Lot of opportunities and lots to get done.

    Cons

    This place is always trying to do too much in too short a time and half the costs. So extremely challenging environment. There is never a dull or a lull moment.

    Advice to Management

    No knee jerk reactions. Have a plan and stick to it

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