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WHSmith Overview

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Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
10000+ employees
1792
Company - Public (SMWH)
Media & Entertainment Retail Shops
$100 to $500 million (USD) 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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WHSmith CEO Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke
78 Ratings
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    Current Employee - General Assistant in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - General Assistant in Colchester, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WHSmith part-time

    Pros

    Gets you doing something, easy interview and job if you have experience!

    Cons

    Pay is pretty much the minimum wage and you do 4 hours per week for the first month or so 😏 Pretty much getting £90 for Christmas

    Advice to Management

    Raise the salary, give more hours or extend them faster as it gets boring.

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WHSmith Photos

WHSmith photo of: Whsmith
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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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kingston upon Hull, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at WHSmith (Kingston upon Hull, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The woman who interviewed me was really friendly, she took me into a private room with another lady who took notes and started firstly talking about availability, then questions including scenarios of what you’d do in that certain situation, then more about the job role uniform and salary. They also asked if I had any upcoming holidays to which I replied no.

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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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