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Bristol, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Accounting
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
RSM Tenon
Smith & Williamson's ammo of choice is financial savvy. The holding company provides retail and commercial financial offerings including asset management, accounting, and investment banking throughout the UK. Flagship company Smith ... Read more

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Smith & Williamson Co-Chief Executives David Cobb & Kevin Stopps
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    I have been working at Smith & Williamson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of scope to become involved in work that isn't run of the mill and with senior management/partners. Supportive atmosphere and team.

    Cons

    If you are complacent, you will flounder. You need to be very self-motivated.

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Smith & Williamson Interviews

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Smith & Williamson (London, England (UK)) in November-2017.

    Interview

    The Assessment centre started at 10am with 18 people, sitting the standard verbal and numerical SHL tests, former with the well-known questions on deep sea explorations, China economy, spread of e-commerce, etc. We had 20 minutes to answer 40 true/false/DS questions. In the numerical tests you answer 28 questions in 30 minutes, again the standard questions - motor van running costs, exchange rate conversion, etc. The tests ended at 11.45am and there was a sandwich lunch after that, lasting 45 minutes.
    Then we were called and allocated into groups of 6 for the group exercise. It was about an investment decision to be made by a camera lending business. Everyone got a proposal and had to allocate the budget based on business needs/priorities/etc. Some numbers were intentionally miscalculated. There was 40 minutes for the discussion and we had to present the recommendations in 1 minute per person.
    Finally, we went onto the report writing part. It was an email to a Partner in the business, you had to collect in what ways the comapny can help a business and its owners as well. You are required to analyse some numbers, but also pay attention to qualitative details. The day ended just before 3pm.
    I got very little, generic feedback on my performance.

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