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Unstable

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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 for less than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Customer service replaced by weekly metric reviews

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount, other associates, and schedule flexibility

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    top heavy dictatorship

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    the products are good, but the work environment is toxic.

    Cons

    non-collaborative work environment. a very top down decision making process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your teams to make decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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