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Hamleys Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
1760
Company - Private
Toy & Hobby Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Today, with over 255 years of experience in bringing smiles and laughter to children, Hamleys is known and trusted all over the world. Founded by William Hamley as "Noahs Ark" in London in 1760. The Flagship store on Regent Street is set over ... Read more

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  • Our amazing team has created a fantastic Hamleys castle, inspired by @disneyfrozen. Experience the Hamleys immersive #Frozen2 wonderland where you will journey inside the castle and enjoy a range of Hamleys exclusive Frozen 2 inspired activities; including dress up, theatrical performances, photo opportunities and all the best Frozen 2 products! #disney #hamleys

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Hamleys – Why Work With Us?


Hamleys Today

Today, with over 257 years of experience in bringing smiles and laughter to children, Hamleys is known and trusted all over the world.

We are proud to have created an environment where life at work is enjoyable, fun and rewarding and we welcome passionate, energetic people to be part of the Hamleys family!

All our teams play a key role in providing the exceptional customer service and retail theatre experience our customers expect, whether it is personally delivering this in-store on a daily basis or ensuring things run smoothly in our support centre, sourcing office or warehouse. Creating positive lasting memories through our interactions with others is what we’re all about. 

                               

We provide development opportunities at all levels to help you excel in your role. Internal progression is encouraged with our ever-evolving learning and development offer which supports both personal and professional growth.

Our success is leading to growth in the UK as well as internationally; spreading the Hamleys magic worldwide. This growth encourages the development of our existing teams and creates the opportunity to invite enthusiastic, engaging and memorable individuals, like you, to join us and contribute to the success of the business.

In addition to our strong learning & development offer, we have a range of competitive benefits, including;

  • It's your birthday so...take the day off and have a party!
  • A generous discount on Hamleys toys
  • An Interest free travel loan
  • Competitive bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Increasing holiday with length of service
  • Contributory pension

                       So, why not work and play! What are you waiting for, be part of the magic...


We support a number of charities on an annual basis, helping to raise awareness of their cause through in-store events, collection tins at tills and in the digital world too.

Some of the charities we have partnered or collected for include Great Ormond Street, Rainbow Trust, Coram, Macmillan, National Autistic Society and Believe in Magic.

We encourage our employees to become involved in their local community i.e. donations through work based events and administering payroll giving facilities.

Making Memories...

Toys, the magical reaction that toys create and the world of imagination that toys promote, are at the centre of all that we do. We are trusted that our toys work as expected, are safe for use and will bring enjoyment to children all year round, year after year. It sounds easy but in reality we put a lot of thought and hard work into getting it right.

Hamleys Reviews

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    I have been working at Hamleys part-time

    Pros

    Meet loads of people from all over and learn loads of new skills

    Cons

    Expenses of travel to and from work

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Hamleys Interviews

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    The interview went smoothly, and if you pass the group evaluation, you will start a 1:1 interview.
     The questions at the interview were simple, and the group assessment was difficult.

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