Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Holidays at Williams-Sonoma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great experience. I enjoyed the customers and my colleagues. Very nice benefits

    Cons

    I did not any downsides to working at Williams-Sonoma

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat your employees as well as you do

  2. Helpful (2)

    Assistant store manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in DFW, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in DFW, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount at all sister brands 40%

    Cons

    Management work load is unreasonable. Almost all of every day is running sales floor and no side time to do basic manager functions like weekly schedules, to forecasting sales but expected to deliver regardless

    Advice to Management

    Count the hours in a day and realize a manager actually needs a payroll to have a staff to manage.

  3. Pleasant work environment, friendly coworkers, hard working people that have appreciate a work life balance.

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

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to upper level management even at a lower level. Very close knit company.

    Cons

    Retail level pay at corporate and slow to move up even when with the company for a long period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard and they'll be more willing to stay longer!

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  5. Not. What it use to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None
    Not any more at all

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Terrible vp
    No

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk

  6. Great opportunities across all WSI brands but lacks cross channel structure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good discounts, and cross brand opportunities

    Cons

    Lack Of Structure leads to high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Share Information Cross Channel

  7. Customer Focused and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great product, customer focus, great leadership, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    work life balance, payroll to workload

  8. Helpful (1)

    This was a job that I applied for to get back into the job market after being a stay at home mom over 5 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very easy to meet the job requirements.

    Cons

    They believe the customers more than they believe their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Go to bat for your employees and they will be there for you when you need them. Also you really need to pay your employees more!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly managers and beautiful stores.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, open on some holidays

    Advice to Management

    More hours

  10. honest, team building, evolving, driven

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    company discounts, great customers, innovation, paid sick days, holidays and bonuses.

    Cons

    any retail job has you working weekends, the average pay raise is around $.10-$.25, not enough most of the time.

  11. Skilled/seasoned employee feeling that my potential on what I can offer the store has been under utilized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff that is always positive and happy to work with, Great products, merchandise and customer service policies. Company has other brands under its umbrella.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work that is put in some days, especially the holidays. Customers can be demanding over things that don't really matter at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Daily planning could be tighter, more organized and communicated plans for daily tasks and floor sets. When one person isn't there, it doesn't mean the process should stop, there should be proactive plans at hand the day before so everyone can be on the same page and make the most of everyones efforts.

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