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WHSmith Overview

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Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
10000+ employees
1792
Company - Public (SMWH)
Retail
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Waterstone's, Marks & Spencer, McColl's
Everybody knows WHSmith. We’re one of the UK’s oldest retailers (established in 1792) and you very likely grew up with a High Street store nearby. Today, you’ll find us in many travel locations too, from rail and bus stations, to airports ... Read more

Mission: In a survey of the UK’s ten friendliest companies, WHSmith came second. But we offer more than just the backing of a great team. We’ve also made a massive investment in Learning and Development. No matter which part of the business you join or at what level ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#47), 2016 (#20)

WHSmith Reviews

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    I worked at WHSmith full-time

    Pros

    Good
    Decent pay
    Easy job

    Cons

    Early start
    Not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    More ppl in one shift

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WHSmith Photos

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WHSmith photo of: WHSmith Signs the Time to Change Employer Pledge to Take Action to Reduce Mental Health Discrimination
WHSmith photo of: We had the pleasure of having Nick Knowles visit our Head Office to sign his new book, Proper Healthy Food: Hearty vegan and vegetarian recipes for meat lovers.
WHSmith photo of: One of the world’s leading Thriller writers has been in our Swindon Head Office signing his most recently released book ‘Night School’.
WHSmith photo of: Some of our HR team exchanging secret santa gifts
WHSmith photo of: We recently reopened the Tea Room in Paris in partnership with Twinning’s, another Great British brand.
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WHSmith Interviews

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at WHSmith (Birmingham, England).

    Interview

    The interview process was quick and easy although my interview time did say 11.00 am but was interviewed and hour later. I was told I would get a call to let me know if I got the job or not but since I have received no call.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask if you know anything about the company and if you give the date of when the company was founded they asked if you knew how old that would make the company.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • We're honoured to be named a 2017 Best Place to Interview on Glassdoor. Thanks to all of the job candidates who've shared their feedback on Glassdoor! Apply today http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlJv

    Home - WHSmith

    At WHSmith, you'll find retail's on another scale in our globally expanding business! Visit our site to find out more and see all the jobs available.

  • We are very proud to have won 'Number 1 Graduate Employer For Enjoyment of Role' at the annual Job Crowd Top Companies Awards!!

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