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Helpful (1)

Unstable

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Stock Associate in Westfield, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Stock Associate in Westfield, NJ (US)

I have been working at Williams-Sonoma part-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

Scheduling 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 Management

Be 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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Customer service replaced by weekly metric reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Level I Associate in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Level I Associate in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, other associates, and schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Focus on email capture, sales$, upts, credit card apps

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis on metrics is a sign of desperation...go back to what got you the reputation..customer service and exclusive products...Oxonian can be purchased at the grocery store.

  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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