Williams-Sonoma
2.9 of 5 534 reviews
www.williams-sonomainc.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Stock Associate (Current Employee)
Westfield, NJ (US)

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

ProsCoworkers are nice
40% Discount/20%-electronics
Interesting tools/gadgets

ConsScheduling is ridiculous
  -Either too much or too little
  -"Because of Payroll" is heard way too often
  -Manipulative manager
Poor transit execution
Constant turnover of floor set
Poor communication between stores and coporate

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest - do not tell a set of employees one thing just to have them support an area of the store that is lacking and then have other employees do the exact opposite
Less intense - work will get done no matter the manner it is spoken
Let stores' stock associates have some control over shipment - to minimize overstocking of certain products

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Customer service replaced by weekly metric reviews

Level I Associate (Current Employee)
Durham, NC (US)

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Discount, other associates, and schedule flexibility Cons: Focus on email capture, sales$, upts, credit card apps Advice to Senior Management: Emphasis on metrics is a sign of desperation...go back to what got you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Holiday Help Cashier (Current Employee)
Providence, RI (US)

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


Pros: great discount for employees with company Cons: low salary just over minium wage Advice to Senior Management: need better training and experience Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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