Williams-Sonoma

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Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

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

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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    Great products and compelling company narrative, but unfair and unethical business practices

    Various (Former Employee)

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Good pay, and descent benefits. The discount is good, especially if you live… Cons: Discriminatory hiring and promotional practices. Poor technological integration. For example, why can't a customer use one shopping cart for Pottery Barn, West Elm,… Advice to Senior Management: Bring the company together. Take a closer look at the supply chain, and optimize, optimize, optimize. Bring back tuition reimbursement, and consider more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    job is fulfilling and fast paced, but struggles in corporate culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Pros: Never a boring day, fast paced, a sense of entitlement,… Cons: I can only speak for the Williams-Sonoma brand (not any of the Pottery Barn brands). There is a serious lack of teamwork and willingness to… Advice to Senior Management: If this company wants to go global and expand in ways that most retailers have already done, it needs to be open-minded, collaborate, hire… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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