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  • www.whsmith.co.uk
  • Swindon, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1792
  • Company - Public (SMWH)
  • Media & Entertainment Retail Shops
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsWaterstone's, Marks & Spencer, McColl's
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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, hospitals, universities and workplaces ...
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, we’ll support your ...

WHSmith Reviews

3.2
47%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
Approve of CEO
Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke
292 Ratings
5.0
Former Employee, less than 1 year

"Customer Sales Assistant"

May 26, 2021 - Customer Sales Assistant in Leamington, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Appropriate working hours for a student.
Learnt a lot on the job.
Great for a first retail job.
Staff were really friendly and I felt part of a team.

Cons

I had a positive experience.
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Diversity & Inclusion at WHSmith

3.4
(226 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at WHSmith?

...always got paid the wrong amount, managers were completely useless, i would regularly get left to run the store alone even though i was only 17 at the time, put in complaints about other members of staff for sexual harassment, and other behaviour not suitable in the work place and was constantly ignored...Read More

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WHSmith Interviews

Experience
Positive71%
Negative10%
Neutral19%
Getting an Interview
Applied online85%
In Person9%
Employee Referral4%
Difficulty
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  1. Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WHSmith (United Kingdom)

    Interview

    Very friendly and helpful. Described the position well and made me feel at ease. I didn’t take the job as the days they needed someone did not work out for me.
    Interview

    If I was a chocolate bar what one would I be

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Company Updates

August 17, 2017
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
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June 30, 2017
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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WHSmith FAQ

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Does WHSmith offer sponsored degrees?

...Good experience for a college student...

May 9, 2021

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