Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 533 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
City of Industry, CA (US)

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 5 years

Pros40% associate discount, well-known brand name,

ConsPromotions not based on performance, bureaucratic org structure, lack of clear direction, poor morale among associates, benefits significantly reduced in 2009, lack of trust in management team members, mid level management not involved in decision making process

Advice to Senior ManagementMake an effort to recognize team members based on their performance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than a year


Pros: There is great talent and opportunity at Williams-Sonoma with their… Cons: They processes are backwards and very slow, they are not open to change, and the upper management makes… Advice to Senior Management: Purge some creative leaders and look for freshness in leadership that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Great Benefits - Shoddy management

Coordinator (Former Employee)

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than a year


Pros: Benefits were good, especially the employee discount. Get to work with food and cooking all day so… Cons: Several - Most customers that walk through the door are tire kickers. Hard to sell to these people and they end up being a waste… Advice to Senior Management: Just make sure you have the right people in the right spots and let the associates sell their way. too many rules and questions… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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