"I've worked for Williams Sonoma for the past year and a half. It's been a great growing experience. The management staff is incredible. Very detail oriented and professional, but they can also let loose and be very down to earth."
"I have worked at WSI for around 3 years. As a developer if you are technically strong, the compensation will be good, but you'll have to build solutions for current market using technology that is 6-7 years old, work without a proper plan or roadmap and without upfront design for majority of the projects. If you are a techie at heart, I'll recommend WSI."
"This company has amazing products and some even more amazing talent... currently. The turnover rate however is enormous and should be an indicator of the health of an organization.Problem 1: Turnover rate HIGH! Everyone here is 9 mos new or newer. Alumni is typically 1 yr. or older. Tribal knowledge escapes every nine months or so causing projects to restart frequently losing previous time and money investments.Problem 2: Leadership lives in a vacuum. They are not in touch with the issues at the tactical level. They only set strategic goals and manage remotely.Problem 3: This organization is at HUGE risk right now of experiencing a breach. There are GREAT engineers trying to warn management of the impending threats but are not regarded as valid input sources.Problem 4: No requirements are ever set prior to procuring products for business use (i.e. applications, systems, etc.) I continually ran into issues where a product didn't meet the intended purpose but was already approved and installed. Wasted money.Problem 5: No system of record...anywhere. They use Excel ad-hoc and multiple versions of projects and statuses exist throughout the company. When you ask "which one is the most accurate?" No one knows.Problem 6: Silos. Everyone exists in silos. Kingdom building is strong here. Don't step on someones turf because the egos are strong. Friendly at first but guarded in the end.Problem 7: Everyone basically talks smack about everyone else. So sad. Unprofessional.I hope this helps."
"The store is great. We have lots of great customers who visit regularly and we know them by name. We have great products and opportunities to try them out.Corporate direction has gone from offering incentives, etc. to pushing aggressively and shaming. Our district manager tells managers on their conference calls to shame employees into results. We are told repetitively that we are only as good as yesterday's numbers. We are expecting to strong arm customers into applying for WS credit cards."
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