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Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount 40% off of most merchandise 20%off electrics (in 176 reviews)

  • decent work/life balance, depending on the time of year (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Tuff work life balance for entry-level employees (in 57 reviews)

  • Poor upper management provide no direction or continually turn the ship around into another direction (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid and growing, if you can keep up with the growth demands you'll do well

    Cons

    Various locations still need to be better in communications. Company growth has been too fast to allow time to make systems perfect.


  2. "Operations"

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Diverse and helpful team
    Good pay and compensations

    Cons

    Little long working hours
    Provide less no of holydays


  3. "Great place to work, employee oriented."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing benefits as well as Incentives

    Cons

    They use a lot of temp services, which effects training for full time associates.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Call Center Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Seasonal Call Center Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is thorough. You'll be very prepared to do a simple job. Pay is also good for work at home. Cant say enough good things about management.

    Cons

    Training is a little long!

    Advice to Management

    NONE you guys do a great job.


  6. "Hadoop developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a good enrolled company is USA

    Cons

    from my point of view it is good

    Advice to Management

    I worked with good team and all the members are very hard workers


  7. "Great Company!"

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

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative, fun, great teams and benefits!

    Cons

    Tuff work life balance for entry-level employees


  8. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Totally Supportive of advancement and inclusion. Incredible atmosphere to work in. great customers too for the most part, incredible staff at this location

    Cons

    none really, the job is very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Bring back older products that have since been discontinued, customers consistently ask for items we no longer produce. Especially soaps and lotions and food items.


  9. "Company overview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people and forward thinking leadership.

    Cons

    Little direction could be difficult for others but for the right personality, this is a huge plus!


  10. "Culinary Team"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Demonstrating products was fun
    the team in SF is really nice and helpful

    Cons

    the hours were short
    WS is private labeling their products so more choices are diminishing for customers


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Moraga, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Moraga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good collaboration across teams and business lines. Would recommend for a young professional.

    Cons

    Management is funny. Sometimes a little too funny. But hey now your an all star go play. Hey now.

    Advice to Management

    Just live it. If you can dream it then live it. You go girl. Thanks for everything sistah!!!



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