Whsmith Reviews

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Whsmith CEO Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke
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  • Great old brand fighting for survival under a great leader

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    I worked at Whsmith

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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great paternalistic company wrestling with the pressures of online competition and decline of physical book and music sales.

    Cons

    Stores are a mess these days and everything is about cost cutting, so only join them if you are not in it for the money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going to change business and develop travel retail brands.


Whsmith Interviews

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Whsmith (Huddersfield, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Informal interview with store manager Asked basic questions. Make sure you do research on the company. Took around 15 minutes. Got a call the next day to say i got the job

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Website www.whsmith.co.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1792
Type Company - Public (SMWH)
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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 ... More

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