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People are nice, culture needs a ton of improvement.

Current Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Production Artist in San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Most people are genuinely nice to others. A very exciting place to work.

Cons

Lots of power struggling among middle management

Advice to Management

Upper management needs to know what worker bees are thinking about, what they need the most not just believe what middle management is saying

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  1. Emotionally and Physically Demanding Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing discount plus great coworkers.

    Cons

    Forget dreaming of a life outside of here.

    Advice to Management

    Payroll Please

  2. job is fulfilling and fast paced, but struggles in corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never a boring day, fast paced, a sense of entitlement, mid-level management is generally great.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the Williams-Sonoma brand (not any of the Pottery Barn brands). There is a serious lack of teamwork and willingness to collaborate across all departments and within their own respective departments. Between planners and merchants who are working on the same product, with the same end goal, it will be painted pretty clear for you that you will not get the support you need from the teams.

    Positivity and can-do attitudes are non-existent from the upper level merchants and management, and you can see that it passed onto all the assistants. What a shame.

    Advice to Management

    If this company wants to go global and expand in ways that most retailers have already done, it needs to be open-minded, collaborate, hire the right resources and start working together and not agaisnt eachother. As with any culture of a company, this needs to come from the top.

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