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The Works Stores Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (WRKS)
Other Retail Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We stock books, toys, gifts, stationery and arts & crafts at discount prices, and sell over one million of our products every week to consumers looking for a bargain.

We serve over 22.5 million people each year, including families and people ... Read more

The Works Stores Reviews

  • "Great company, really trying to make a difference!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Works Stores full-time (Less than a year)


    I have been here for 6 months now and I can honestly say that the time has flown by.

    Of course, some days have been harder than others, but none have been a chore. I have had the privilege of working on some great projects, with great people.

    The Works is really trying to make a difference for all of their employees, but as with many companies with multiple locations it can be a challenge to roll everything out to everyone.

    The ethos of being a family business at heart is still very prevalent. I am excited for what the next 6 months and beyond will bring.


    I Can't think of any.

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The Works Stores Photos

The Works Stores photo of: 500th Store!
The Works Stores photo of: Over £500k raised for CRUK
The Works Stores photo of: Support Centre
The Works Stores photo of: New Store
The Works Stores photo of: Midpoint Lounge
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The Works Stores Interviews



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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    Started off with a telephone phone interview, this was relaxed but very professional. Was then invited to a face to face interview again this was informal but professional. Around a week later was invited to a second interview. Was told I would find out the out come in a few days. After about a week I received an email from a jobsite about a position that was an excellent match for me. It was the job I had been interviewed for. So I had clearly been unsuccessful but the company hadn't bothered to tell me. After contacting the company the following day they confirmed I'd been unsuccessful. What had been quite a positive experience ended up leaving me feeling bitter. Not because I didn't get the job but because the company didn't tell me.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you deal with it if your manager had to work in another store for a period of time?   1 Answer
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The Works Stores Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to work for, Best Companies, 2019

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