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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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WHSmith CEO Stephen Clarke
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117 Ratings
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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at WHSmith (More than a year)

    Pros

    Commercial and fast paced

    Cons

    Communication, team development, successions planning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaged the team as you are doing

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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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    Internship Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at WHSmith.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview for a internship for a WHSmith internship, it was simple, easy and was offer a face to face the very same day. They were friendly and it was a pleasant experience.

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