Williams-Sonoma

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2 people found this helpful  

gone from good to bad, no longer classy

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA (US)

Pros

nice employees to work with at bottom level

Cons

This company is no longer a classy upscale store that carries what you need or is good to their employees. Instead we carry silly gagdets tht are not practical but are overpriced and we don't carry some basic kitchen items that everyone should have. Top management only cares about bottom line-money and not about the best customer service. i also became embarassed 2 weeks ago when corporate told the managers to cut payroll in half at the bussiest time of tne year-no gift wrap, no answering phones, no greeting at the door-unbelievable! Pay for associates is too low and no acknowledgment of a job well done. Top management does not care about employees or try to keep them happy. Only good thing is the other associates that work there are great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sorry but the CEO since Chuck died has run this company into the dirt

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few of the smaller brands are ran like a start up company rather than a major big brand retail company.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Having a great brand on your resume.

    Cons

    The company is so heavily branded working there as a Graphic Designer takes away your ability to be creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your designers to be designers and budget for the proper staff to support the workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of false promises

    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  Lone Tree, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO (US)

    Pros

    Great discount - especially for people who love cooking using quality brands. Great people to work with and great customers.

    Cons

    Hired as a seasonal worker with the promise of 35 hours per week during season with possibility of permanent hire. Actual hours have been about 1 day per week for most of us "seasonals". Very frustrating!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over-hire with false promises of hours and actually TRAIN new hires!

    Doesn't Recommend
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