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Sales Assistant yearly salaries in the United Kingdom at WHSmith

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Average salary
£36,219 per year
Above national average

Salary estimated from 14 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 21 November 2021

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Mixed bag..

Good enough for a first job. That's about it. Everything is good to be honest, people are great, its a fun and relaxing environment even during busy periods, and their system is easy to learn. HOWEVER, for the amount of things you do, the pay is just horrible. Over 18 and on £6.80 an hour. It just isn't livable especially when you're part time. Luckily they easily provide overtime and managers are nice - however, often young and inexperienced. In the year and 8 months I've worked there I've had bout 2-5 different managers, 90% of people I started with have long gone. I feel they in a way exploit hiring young people to pay them as little as legally possible. I'm now on a hunt for bigger and better, and the experience from working here has already bagged me a few interviews. Weirdly, I feel sad about possibly leaving soon, the regular customers, the nice colleagues and leniant managers... OH and really good working hours.. I've been offered a manager job at another place for £11 an hour, which is quite a step up from £7, however the hours are 6am onwards... At WHSmith I never started before 8:30, and never finished past 5:30, it is ideal. I would stay in a heart beat if the pay was better. OH lastly, the breaks are also good, unpaid unfortunately, however if you work over 4.5hrs you get a 30 minute break :)


People, Working hours, Enjoyable tasks, paid holiday.


Unpaid breaks, low salary, unorganised, no real benefits.
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Nice people, but poor pay

I was able to choose my own hours but the pay is minimum wage and monthly and any overtime comes the month after that so if you want more hours say that from the start and make it your contract


Good people


Bad pay
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Solid company if management is decent.

I've enjoyed WHSmiths, but the experience greatly depends on having good management. My first manager was great, the second not so much. Also I feel like for the work we do, it's not worth the stress for earning minimum wage.
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How much does a Sales Assistant make at WHSmith in the United Kingdom?

Average WHSmith Sales Assistant yearly pay in the United Kingdom is approximately £36,219, which is 113% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 49 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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