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Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Williams-Sonoma President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber
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  • "Complete disregard for work-life balance;" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Upper management can be sometimes out of touch with the needs of the ground staff" (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "Inside upholtery"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Upholtery in Conover, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Upholtery in Conover, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like to worl many hours

    Cons

    They dont give us a better pay no bonos mmm


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    "INformation Technology"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company with a great vision except IT

    Cons

    IT Sr leadership has a vision set by one person and you either get onboard with it or get pushed out

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees you hire. Most of them are there to help make a difference and have the knowledge/experience to do so.

  3. "Transportation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Very stable company with 401k match and good variety of medical dental and vision plans, great associates to work with

    Cons

    A lot of overtime during holiday season

    Advice to Management

    Spread disciplinary action equally across everyone


  4. "Stable company slow advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - Corporate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Corporate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, sample sales, quality products, good reputations , good values

    Cons

    Can be slow moving, very dependent on supervisors, unclear how to get ahead

    Advice to Management

    Identify talent early and allow them to advance


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and hours, friendly staff

    Cons

    Long hours, manageable warehouse conditions


  6. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time

    Pros

    Good discount, good management at the store level, high quality product, decent attempts by corporate to great employees with basic respect.

    Cons

    Unfortunate scheduling policy, poor upward mobility, limited salary, retail jobs by definition aren’t amazing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok and you get a great discount at Williams-Sonoma family stores

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, slow decision making, high turnover

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, people were fun to work with, easy job if you enjoy their products and cooking

    Cons

    Almost no training, frequent employee turnover, scheduling demands

    Advice to Management

    Create a required time spent training employees about products before they hit the floor, ask your employees about their job in anonymous surveys or something like that


  9. "Customer Care Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    You are offered a set schedule, often times you will not have the weekends off.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great internship program! It is what you make of it- if you want to be more involved and want more responsibilities, you just need to ask
    - They will ask you to do a final project to present to company executives- very valuable experience

    Cons

    - Can be intimidating- but just be confident and ask to be involved in meetings


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