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www.ewm.co.uk
Langholm, Scotland (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Marks & Spencer, John Lewis
Get a taste as well as a wrap of Scotland at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM). A niche retailer specialising in women's and men's wear and traditional Scottish products and gifts, EWM operates some 190 shops throughout the UK. The retailer also ... Read more

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  • "The loveliest sales advisor job."

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    I have been working at Edinburgh Woollen Mill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The customers, team members and my lovely manager. I'm honestly shocked to see the reviews on here, as this was my first job I ever had and I've only ever experienced encouragement to progress. Currently learning how to cash up etc. I don't know the ins and outs of being a manager, but I know that mine is happy and well supported. An extremely caring environment to work in.

    Cons

    My area manager. Not nice. Not sure he understands what it's like to actually work on the shop floor and try to hit those targets when there's no customers coming through the door. You can't convert customers that aren't there!

    Advice to Management

    More praise!!! Can't speak for other areas, but ours STRUGGLES and we work so hard to reach our targets. We rarely get thanked by anyone but our customers.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill photo of: The Edinburgh Woollen Mill (Photo thanks to Geograph user Stanley Howe, Some Rights Reserved)
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Edinburgh Woollen Mill (Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Bizzare interview, started the interview by telling me they would write to unsuccessful candidates and not to be dissapointed as out of 30 I was one of four so that in itself was an achievement!
    Was also told they would keep my CV on file if unsuccessful and would get first refusal of any future positions.
    Four weeks later and obviously I haven't received an offer but neither have I had a letter telling me I was unsuccessful.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you work 7 days a week and sometimes at night without notice and no set rota.   1 Answer
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