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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Coordinator (Former Employee)

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


Pros: Great working team and wonderful benefits Cons: holiday hours and early morning shifts for visual Advice to Senior Management: pay your floor managers and assoc more $ so you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Decent enough job, gets hectic.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than a year


Pros: - Learned a lot about kitchen tools (appliances, cutlery, techniques, etc) - Good discount - Most… Cons: - Like most other retail stores, it gets pretty hectic (didn't help it was somewhat understaffed at times) - Had to take breaks within the… Advice to Senior Management: Better and more consistent scheduling would have been nice. Heard several… More

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