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WHSmith Overview

Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1792
Company - Public (SMWH)
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Waterstone's, Marks & Spencer, McColl's
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 ... Read more

WHSmith Reviews

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

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    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.

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WHSmith Interviews

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    Sales Assistant Interview

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    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was a group interview. We were asked a few questions to break the ice and then given a sheet each with maths problems to fill out whilst they took you out of the room one-by-one to question you individually. It was a very relaxed environment as you could talk to the other interviewees.

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