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

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  • Culture & Values
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. "Fun for awhile"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of fun working with fellow associates. Strong culture with lots of emphasis on Chuck Williams. Go the extra mile for customers to set them apart from their competitors.

    Cons

    Not enough ongoing training and development. Lots of changes in last several years as a result of new leaders and economic down turn in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what made you great and stop chasing the dollar.


  2. "Ok place to work. Lots of favoritism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging, some of the people I work with

    Cons

    SenIor management favoritism, tough to have work life balance


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