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London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Retail
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Waterstone's customers find the company as refreshing as a cool drink of water. A leading bookseller in the UK, Waterstone's operates about 295 storefronts on high streets and at university campuses across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland ... Read more

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    I worked at Waterstone's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and knowlegable staff (everyone who works there is a book-lover).
    Employee discount.
    Keeping up with latest releases.
    Variety of responsibilities keeps it from feeling monotonous.

    Cons

    Internal system to find stock and place customer orders was difficult to manoeuvre.

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Waterstone's Interviews

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    Bookseller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Waterstone's (Newcastle, England (UK)).

    Interview

    They ask you about your knowledge of books. You explain why you feel your strengths match what they are looking for. You then choose a book and approach a bookseller and explain what it is about and why you would recommend it to them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? What skills do you bring to the position?   1 Answer
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