Whsmith

  www.whsmith.co.uk
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Headquarters Swindon, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (SMWH)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Blackwell UK, hmv

This Smith is far from anonymous. WH Smith (known simply as "WHSmith") is one of the UK's largest book and magazine sellers. The company's more than 600 high street stores sell reading materials, stationery, and movies. WHSmith also runs more than 560 travel shops in London and regional airports, railway stations, hospitals, and motorway service areas that offer selected newspapers, magazines, tobacco, and confectionery. Additionally, it operates the Internet site WHSmith Direct (the UK's second-largest online bookseller behind Amazon), and its Smiths News wholesale... More

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Employees say it's “OK”   72 ratings

2.6

41% Approve of the CEO   21 ratings

Whsmith CEO and Director Kate Swann

Kate Swann

CEO and Director

Excellent first job, fantastic colleagues - in most stores!

  Former Sales Assistant in Llanelli, Wales (UK)

Pros: -This was the perfect first job for me.
-All of my colleagues were wonderful and friendly - including supervisors and management.
-Shifts were well suited and flexible for me.
-Great training.
-Always something to do - no need to be bored!
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Sales Assistant - Hourly

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Retail Assistant - Hourly

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Sales Assistant

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Birmingham, England (UK) Mar 2011 – Reviewed May 14, 2014

Interview Details – I handed in my CV as per any job, I received a phone call for an interview so I went to the interview and after a small chat and stating the days I am able to work I was asked back for an induction consisting of basic training and then 2 days later I started my shiftFull Interview

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