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Games Workshop Overview

Nottingham, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1975
Company - Public (GAW)
Toy & Hobby Shops
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Unknown
The most important thing we do is design, make and sell fantastical miniature soldiers and associated models. To that end we also design, make and sell books and accessories of extraordinary variety to facilitate the many different hobby activities. Our vast range of plastic and ... Read more

Mission: We have a simple strategy at Games Workshop. We make the best fantasy miniatures in the world and sell them globally at a profit and we intend to do this forever.

Games Workshop Reviews

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    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    GW is a unique and quirky place to work.
    Managers want to support their staff and there are lots of opportunities to develop and progress.
    GW has a very diverse workforce allowing fora variety of experience and insight.

    Cons

    Needs to catch up with being a big business. Some senior managers are very stuck in their ways.

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Games Workshop Photos

Games Workshop photo of: Typical layout of our stores in North America
Games Workshop photo of: First Ever GAMES WORKSHOP Store Is Being Demolished
Games Workshop photo of: 100th Store Opening in North America!
Games Workshop photo of: 100th Store Opening in North America!
Games Workshop photo of: 100th Store Opening in North America!
Games Workshop photo of: 100th Store Opening in North America!
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Games Workshop Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Games Workshop (Nottingham, England) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I rate the interview experience negative only because it did not at all prepare you for the reality of working at GW. Two hours telephone interview, two hours face to face interview, they make you feel really welcome in the beginning but as soon as you start you find out that there is a huge turnover in the sales and accounts department, which, of course, they do not tell you during the interview. So, if you are keen on the job, either ask or avoid to ask this question (turnover), as you feel is appropriate. I forgot to ask it and I feel I should have. Make sure you are well prepared and that you want both the job and be an employee of Games Workshop. They will say that they only recruit for the job but I have never been with a company that places that much emphasis on the "right employee" in the sense of company culture (pretend casual but hardcore exclusive in reality).

    Interview Questions

    • The typical stuff about your employment history. Main thing to pass is the the mock sales   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is nothing to negotiate.

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Games Workshop Awards & Accolades

  • Best Gaming Magazine(White Dwarf team), Diehard Gamefan, 2014
  • Best Tabletop Based Fiction, Diehard Gamefan, 2014
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