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Waterstone's Managing Director James Daunt
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    Current Employee - Bookseller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bookseller in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waterstone's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Welcoming environment and work is not too strenuous. Great if you like books and like interacting with customers.

    Cons

    Usually long working hours and not a lot to do throughout the day so could become bored.


Waterstone's Interviews

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    Bookseller Interview

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    Average Interview

    Interview

    standard one on one interview in store round the back, lasted approx 30 mins. Introduced to store manager at start, told to get a book to recommend during the interview, asked around 7 or 8 questions

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Website www.waterstones.co.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Whsmith, Blackwell UK

Waterstone's customers find the company as refreshing as a cool drink of water. A leading bookseller in the UK, Waterstone's operates about 295 storefronts on high streets and at university campuses across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It also has stores in Belgium and Amsterdam, as well as an e-commerce site. The company's flagship, on London's Piccadilly Street, is the largest bookshop in Europe and has floors dedicated to fiction, children's literature, and academic subjects, among other genres. Strapped by competition from the ... More

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