Pros: Check out system for products for employees to test products
Cons: A lot of merchandise, most of which was not available in store
The Williams Sonoma workplace was very relaxed and easy. While working there I learned a great deal about planning parties and providing tools for specific occasions. The management was always willing to take timeout of their day to help employees learn about new sales and products, and how to prepare for holidays. My co-workers, even though many of them were much older than me, were always friendly and helped whenever I didn't understand or if I needed someone with a more experienced point of view. The most difficult part of the job was dealing with seasonal products. They often were sent in several months before, and we didn't have storage for them, and they then went on sale the day after the holiday, and we had to keep them on the floor until they were sold.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working the cooking classes. I was able to use the products and machinery we had in store to teach and create dishes with customers. I was able to put together classes with guidance from other employees and my manager.
Overall, I really enjoyed working at Williams Sonoma, and I would work in another location in the Williams Sonoma chain in a heartbeat.