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"Great store staff but lacking organization from corporate"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Farmington, CT
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Farmington, CT
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great staff with positive personalities and "go getting" attitudes

Cons

Poor communication within the distribution center.

Advice to Management

Communicate better with all members of the staff

Other Employee Reviews for Williams-Sonoma

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liked the product line. Enjoyed my team. Enjoyed connecting with customers and building relationships. Liked the design aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Harsh environment created by upper leadership. So numbers focused that employees and customers get forgotten. Not enough payroll to meet expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Raise payroll or lower expectations. You already have high turnover in the field and it is going to increase as the job market gets better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good core product philosophy
    - Beautiful stores and quality goods
    - 40% employee discount
    - Location with parking

    Cons

    - Depending on what department you're in or who you work with, it can be very political
    - Too much gossip
    - Cliquey
    - Management plays favorites
    - Unless you brown-noser your manager, you will most likely stay in your current position for years.
    - Pitiful blanket bonus and raise

    Advice to Management

    - Care about employees as individuals, not only who you directly work with but if you manage a team, don't make it obvious that you only like some certain people.
    - That means spend time one on one with team members and provide training.


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