Williams-Sonoma Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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2.6
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Williams-Sonoma President, CEO and Director Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber
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  1. "Asm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, amazing product assortment, great discount

    Cons

    None it was a great place to work

  2. "Not a good workplace"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Good location of the store

    Cons

    No respect is given by management Very high sales expectations with no commissions

  3. "Okay but closing"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Gérant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The discounts for the quality products are convenient. The team was nice. The clientele was interesting!

    Cons

    Hard work, no commission. Closing. Schedule is not always convenient.

  4. "Great but tiring"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great employees Great management learned a lot

    Cons

    Low pay long hours Rude customers

  5. "Not the best place to work"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Brossard, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discounts ,close to bus stops, free food tastings

    Cons

    Badly managed big time , shifts change all the time and the boss is a nut job , pushed for sales but dont work on comission

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  6. "Fast paced, seasonal job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    new connections, new learning, and new possibilities

    Cons

    no good training, no many shifts offered

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount, awesome manager.

    Cons

    Not being scheduled enough. Training is also sporadic.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I was rooting for you, we all were"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers were nice as were most of the managers.

    Cons

    Little hours, never paid on time during the short stay with the company before quitting. What's the point of filling out the direct deposit form if you're just gonna give me cheques? Never got my employer contract or schedule in writing despite asking. Missed a shift because I wasn't told-would've been nice to have it written down too but I guess that's too hard. Some of the managers seemed to have a bad attitude which isn't encouraging. Little training which makes it hard to answer customer questions. There's only 9ne computer for everyone to stock check/sign in and out from which isn't efficient at all.

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  9. "Nice part time job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Culinary Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow . Good employees and management. All your time is paid, they usually don't ask you for overtime and will usually give you time off if you ask for it (except during Christmas times which makes sens for retail jobs) They use to have contests so you could win pans, knives, coffee machines, etc. (ans most people did). Cooking classes are fun to assist and give. (If you give a class about recipes from Giada De Laurentiis for example you may take part of a webinar call with her and other instructors

    Cons

    Minimum salary Will only go higher a few cents Salary is not a lot better if you are a culinary expert or a assistant manager No compensations and benefits No christmas parties or events to say '' thank you''

  10. "Sales Associate"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma part-time

    Pros

    A lot of fun with food testings, nice coworkers, very supportive environment

    Cons

    a little bit harsh on sales performance

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