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WHSmiths is one of the most well known high street stores. As a current employee i intend to give you all of the information that i can think of about it. ***How Much Do You Get Paid?*** This will be the question that most peope are interested in. It currently is above the minimum wage, ... Read review

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Community Level 1myotherone

myotherone

WhSmiths

AdvantagesIts a job, that provides money

DisadvantagesThe time that you waste at the start and end of the day without pay

"WHSmiths is one of the most well known high street stores. As a current employee i intend to give you all of the information that i can think of about it. ***How Much Do You Get Paid?*** This will be the question that most peope are interested in. It currently is above the minimum wage, but with the minimum age rising, it wont be that much above it. For somebody starting off as a probationer the pay is £4.28 perhour, then hopefully after three ..." Read review
02.07.2008

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Community Level 1DavidBowley

DavidBowley

A Look Behind the Bookshelves

AdvantagesFairly average wage, good discount rate (for now)

DisadvantagesYou really do have to work for your money, till work primarily

"WHSmiths is well known in the UK for their prolonged success in the high street, as well as for theirinnovative advertising strategies, but what's it like on the inside? Being an employee of WHSmiths has it's pros and cons like all jobs, and I intend to show you all of them that I am aware of. ***First off, how much do you get payed?*** Well I expect this is the question on most people's minds right now, it's better than the minimum wage, ..." Read review
02.09.2004

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Community Level 1keyworkgod...

keyworkgod2113

Wh Smith - not the sharpest pencil in the draw

Advantages Good work experince

Disadvantages Long hours, Poor breaks, Crap pay, Poor Management, Rude customers

"I had been given a Christmas Temp job for Christmas 2006 which had my contracted for 2 months work. Firstly, to get a job at WH Smith its like any other, you can go in and hand your CVs in around the times of year staff are most needed, Christmas, Summer etc or you can fill out an application form. I got a call and the group interview went well and i ended up getting the job. **First day** On my first day i recieved little training, ..." Read review
05.03.2007

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Community Level 1jgarland

jgarland

Positive review of working at WHSmith

AdvantagesFriendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and easy to learn.

DisadvantagesNo till training when on work experience

"I am currently doing work experience at Smiths and am enjoying it. The staff are friendly and easy to get on with. The manager is just as nice. Most of the customers are nice but you get a few bad ones but I just smile and bare it. Because I haven't been till trained I have to get my collegue to serve them which sometimes annoys the customer. I taught myself how to do cash and card payments as the till is touch screen. Then I was told I can't use ..." Read review
08.05.2008

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