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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


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

WHSmith Reviews

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    I worked at WHSmith full-time

    Pros

    Generous Pay, Great Work and personal life balance, also positive and fun atmosphere, which really allows you to express yourself.

    Cons

    Not really any downsides but communication could be improved between colleagues

    Advice to Management

    More transparency between night shift team members and day shift team members.

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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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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WHSmith.

    Interview

    I got a call about an interview as couple of weeks after applying. The interviewer was very nice and made me feel comfortable. There wasn’t any questions I couldn’t answer.

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