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Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA (US)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA (US)

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

Pros

40% associate discount, well-known brand name,

Cons

Promotions 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 ManagementAdvice

Make an effort to recognize team members based on their performance

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    working in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is great talent and opportunity at Williams-Sonoma with their network of brands and the quality of professionals that attracts.

    Cons

    They processes are backwards and very slow, they are not open to change, and the upper management makes approvals difficult and is quick to point fingers when business gets tough instead of pulling their teams together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge some creative leaders and look for freshness in leadership that will take Williams-Sonoma to a new level for the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overall positive experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros

    Strong focus on customer service/ satisfaction

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work/life balance

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