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Lackluster management and no growth opportunities

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Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  City of Industry, CA (US)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in City of Industry, CA (US)

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

40% associate discount, well-known brand name,

Cons

Promotions not based on performance, bureaucratic org structure, lack of clear direction, poor morale among associates, benefits significantly reduced in 2009, lack of trust in management team members, mid level management not involved in decision making process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make an effort to recognize team members based on their performance

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    In need of improvement...

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    Current Employee - Lead  in  Industry, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead in Industry, CA (US)

    I have been working at Williams-Sonoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady and secure, no lack of work in the near future.

    Cons

    Seems to be little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize you already have great talent under your roof. Learn to promote from within! Who do you think is teaching the new managers you bring in from the outside....?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    corporate creative

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    Former Employee - Print Production Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Print Production Assistant in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    health benefits start on your first day
    structure to help employees make the most of their benefits (health fairs, etc)
    somewhat creative environment
    fair corporate art on display in offices
    people are generally nice

    Cons

    rigid corporate structure
    dress code
    office gossip
    unwanted overtime
    retail-focused workplace (feels like you're working at a mall)
    no promotion, not much help/structure to advance beyond entry position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people based on skill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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