Williams-Sonoma Reviews | Glassdoor

Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
175 reviews

Filter

Filter


175 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Tuff work life balance for entry-level employees (in 60 reviews)

  • A lot of work, the pay doesn't cover how much the upper management requires of you (in 79 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Merchandise processor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Processor in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Merchandise Processor in Olive Branch, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, benefits and opportunity

    Cons

    Certain time of year work slow down

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Former employer: Market Street"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Setting up displays in the gift store in a configuration to encourage maximum sales. Organizing product in the store room. Opening new boxes of product to see what the new emphasis would be.

    Cons

    Being involved with sales only because I preferred the job of visual display. I felt I had an eye for good spatial, creative display. Some of the boxes were heavy, but I saw that as a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    I would be a dedicated employee and would love working on the projects of creating beautiful spaces. If that would be based on company design plans I could carry out those plans.

  3. "Customer Service Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Customers and Coworkers,The Culture,Industry and Products!

    Cons

    Have more available permanent positions offered once seasonal positions are ended.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Product Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior IT Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work in SFO

    Cons

    Commute is bad from South Bay


  5. Helpful (2)

    "mgmt"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great culture, excellent product

    Cons

    challenged with technology, slow systems

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology


  6. "WSI Supply Chain"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Memphis is dull, other locations are better.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Loved the office atmosphere and my co-workers. Everyone was like one big family.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive with salary or ability to be promoted.

  8. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, co-workers and the products sold at the store. I loved and still love their merchandise.

    Cons

    The work hours in retail are not good...you either go in to this work knowing and loving this or, like me, you go in for the employee discount, buy what you want, and then leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible to employees with their schedules.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Part-Time / Flexiable Hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Meeting new Customers daily, Great support team, Great products and moreover - great employee discounts!

    Cons

    During the holidays you are restricted from taking any time off, Rude customers, Employee do not benefit any sales goals quota bonus like management

    Advice to Management

    Employee should be able to benefit from Sales Goals quotas bonus. This will produce more productivity and sales.


  10. "WSI Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work environment and salary.

    Cons

    Commuting to SF office location not easy.


Showing 175 of 1,500 reviews
Reset Filters