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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice people, poor benefits

    Feb 1, 2022 - Culinary Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The managers and people I worked with were very kind and friendly, and the company has good retention of part-time workers for those who are partially retired/ using it as a second job. The 40% employee discount is also amazing and brings things down to a good price.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive, and raises are nonexistent. You are better to leave for a couple months and be rehired at a higher salary. Also, you will be scheduled for 39.5 hours a week so that everyone is "part-time" and they do not owe you benefits.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    If you like kitchenware, it's worth it.

    Sep 29, 2019 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - good discount - fairly flexible hours - pay on par with most retail jobs

    Cons

    - high sales-per-hour requirement - requires retaining lots of product knowledge - must be available for weekday and weekend shifts - work is either very active with customers or involves lots of tidying/restocking/lifting - no benefits besides employee discount to part-time workers, and no full-time opportunities outside top store management.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Chuck Williams Is Rolling Over In His Grave

    Dec 27, 2018 - Sales Associate in Roseville, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employee discount across several brands

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. I worked for WS for 9 years about 5 years ago. I returned as a part-time seasonal employee this year and can NOT get over how much has changed...all for the worse. Chuck's "customer first" philosophy is completely gone. Everything revolves around pushing their marketing (email capture, rewards enrollment, WS Visa, WS credit card, etc.) and online sales (even though the store doesn't get credit for it). The utter lack of funds for payroll and basic necessities (bags, toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol wipes for earpieces) has led me to the conclusion that WS needs to close its brick and mortar stores, and just become an online-only store. We had days the final weeks of Christmas that were running on a crew of 4 or 5 employees...RIDICULOUS! Theft is rampant because of this, but the stores are blamed. There is little good to say about this company any more. When I first joined Glassdoor, WS had a rating of over 4.5. The fact that it now sits at a 2.6 and is steadily declining is very telling.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Store Manger

    Jul 20, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great employee discount and product training.

    Cons

    Long hours required at management level.

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  5. 3.0