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The Entertainer Overview

Amersham, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Toy & Hobby Shops
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

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It’s hard to imagine that the first Entertainer store only opened back in 1981. Today The Entertainer is the U.K.’s Largest Independent Toy Retailer. We have over 162 UK stores stretched across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the islands and we ... Read more

Mission: To be the best loved toy shop, one child, one community at a time.

The Entertainer Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Entertainer part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, friendly staff and management, get to play with toys!

    Cons

    Can be repetitive when demoing toys

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The Entertainer Photos

The Entertainer photo of: My first day
The Entertainer photo of: Nottingham Grand Opening
The Entertainer photo of: Baby Shark and Pink Fong
The Entertainer photo of: Comic Relief
The Entertainer photo of: Grace
The Entertainer photo of: Aim Higher 2019
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The Entertainer Interviews

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Entertainer (Manchester, England) in January 2020.

    Interview

    This is an edited version of my original review, as once my first was published/about to be published, I received a call with "feedback" on my assessment.

    What can I say? 3 hours of feeling really uncomfortable, telling 7 complete strangers (5 candidates and two assessors) about myself and listening to a lot of the same replies to the question "why do you want to work for us?".

    There was a presentation of 3 answers to questions you are asked, and about an item you are requested to take along to represent who you are.

    The assesment also features a personality test, KPI test (I guessed most answers the best I could, as I could not read the photo copied or original sheet, and felt like an inconvenience when I pointed this out), a team task (see interview question example) and a few other things (I had already tuned out at that point, so cannot remember).

    You are also asked to bring your RTW documentation, photo copies and a passport sized photograph, I'm not sure about anybody else, but I don't have photos hanging about and my scanner was down, so extra out of pocket
    expenses on items that aren't lawfully needed seems unfair to expect candidates to bring.

    When I eventually received feedback (the last working day before the next stage interview) I fed all of this back, and declined any further updates for future roles within the entertainer as we are clearly not a good fit if they feel this sort of assesment is the way forwards.

    All in all it was the most painful and toe curling assesment I have ever attended, and the whole thing put me on edge, I regret that I didn't act on my first instinct and leave.

    Oh, and to top it all, my feedback was I hadn't been carried forwards as my KPI answers were not sufficient!.

    Interview Questions

    • There is a nuclear war coming and you have a shelter that holds 6.
      Choose which people you would save from the 12 given.   Answer Question
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The Entertainer Awards & Accolades

  • Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark, UK Government, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Companies Group, 2018
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