Williams-Sonoma Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Williams-Sonoma job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

At Williams-Sonoma, we love our employees and always put them first -- it's right there at the top of our list of company values. We are committed to recognizing high performance in our employees. Let the interviewer know how you like to be recognized for your performance.

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30 Williams-Sonoma Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  • 2. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?

  • 3. Do you have reliable transportation?

  • 4. What do you hope to learn from this job at Williams-Sonoma?

  • 5. What are your salary expectations?

  • 6. How can Williams-Sonoma motivate you on the job?

  • 7. Describe to me your ideal employer.

  • 8. We need reliable people on our team at Williams-Sonoma. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 9. Why do you think our customers enjoy shopping in our stores?

  • 10. Personality fit is important to us at Williams-Sonoma. How would you describe your personality?

  • 11. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

  • 12. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  • 13. Why is this job with Williams-Sonoma right for you at this time in your career?

  • 14. What attracts you to working for a kitchen and home design retailer like Williams-Sonoma?

  • 15. Have you used any of our in-store or in-home services? How would you pitch them to a customer?

  • 16. This position requires a flexible schedule as we are open evenings, weekends, and most holidays. Are you able to commit to these hours?

  • 17. At Williams-Sonoma we like to hire strong achievers. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  • 18. The most successful applicants will have 1-3 years of sales experience. Walk the interviewer through your experience in retail.

  • 19. Have you researched our company values? What makes you the best candidate for Williams-Sonoma?

  • 20. You will be responsible for a large amount of cash and valuable merchandise at Williams-Sonoma. What would your most recent employer say about your character and honesty?

  • 21. In a retail environment, staff turnover is often high. How would you handle it if your co-worker did not show up for their shift?

  • 22. Working in a retail environment, you will sometimes come across rude customers. How would you handle a customer who is rude to you or a co-worker?

  • 23. Tell me 3 qualities you possess that make you a strong fit for this position with Williams-Sonoma.

  • 24. At Williams-Sonoma we firmly believe in grooming our employees into management roles as they show potential. Are you interested in potential leadership roles with us?

  • 25. In our retail stores we take pride in our merchandising and displays. Do you consider yourself to be a creative person, capable of making an attractive retail display?

  • 26. What has been your most rewarding experience in customer service?

  • 27. We have a strong employee honesty program in place at Williams-Sonoma to prevent loss. What would you do if you discovered that a co-worker was stealing product or money?

  • 28. Our return policy at Williams-Sonoma is generous, but there are exceptions. How would you handle a customer who wanted to argue with you about the return policy?

  • 29. What do you know about Williams-Sonoma? Why do you want to work for us?

  • 30. Williams-Sonoma puts customer service first. How do you ensure that you always put the customers' needs first?