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You get the chance to be around like-minded individuals and be surrounded by the Games Workshop Hobby. The benefits package is probably one of the best in the United States and the hours are great considering this is essentially a salaried management position.
Not much room for advancement unless you want to move to Memphis to work at corporate (or Nottingham, UK). The next person in your chain of command is the head of sales for the US and Canada. There is pressure to perform, but the truth is that you get out what you put in.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Games Workshop (San Bernardino, CA) in September 2014.
They require a letter with your resume when you apply online. I sent a real, straight forward letter about myself, my past and why I thought I would be a good fit for the position. I normally wouldn't have even applied, but the requested "letter" made me think this was a company that I might be a good fit for it even though I hadn't worked in retail management in over 8 years and the salary was way below my normal rate of pay.
So first, I got a screening call. They asked if I would be able to travel every three months to Tennessee for training and for the initial training. Then, after I passed their "screening" a Skype interview was scheduled about a week in advance. The first Skype interview went really well. There were two interviewers. Both were friendly and didn't ask anything out of the ordinary. Both understood I did not participate in the Hobby, they both understood that my son and husband did. They explained that if I was to go forward, they would contact me the following week and let me know either way.
The following week, I was contacted and another Skype interview was scheduled for the following week. This one went awry. Again, two gentleman were the interviewers. This one was weird because it was like they simply needed to find a reason why I wasn't a good fit. He kept coming up with "challenges" that I would have. And honestly, nothing he mentioned I would have considered a challenge. Then, the focus was that I did not play. Well, I thought they wanted a store manager that could drive sales up and make their store successful. I thought they were looking for someone who excels in customer service. I have the proven ability to bring up sales. I think me not knowing and participating in the hobby is what did me in. But that is okay. I did my best. They did contact me the following week and let me know they were going forward with another candidate. I truly appreciated that.
- So, since your last interview, what more do you know about the hobby? ( I am paraphrasing here) Answer Question
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Games Workshop Group (GWG) lets ferocious armies clash without the drawback of actual bloodshed. Founded in 1976, the company designs and manufactures model soldiers, game systems, and accessories for tabletop war-gaming. Its best-known lines include Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, and it holds the license to design games based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. GWG's products are sold through its Games Workshop chain of more than 330 hobby stores (generating about half of sales), catalogs, and website, as well as in more than 3,700 toy and hobby shops globally. The company...