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Waitrose Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2017
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Pros
  • 5% john lewis and 15% i think for waitrose) (in 110 reviews)

  • good pay with the opportunity to work overtime (in 104 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to be given more responsibility when only part time (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours with repetitive activity (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Competitive Pay and Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    The employees are cared about, the John Lewis Partnership is great for that. The discounts are great and there are a load of additional perks to cash in on if you work here. Pay moved up quickly and started at a high rate.

    Cons

    Experience can vary store-to-store.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Experience, especially for young people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Very good pay, sociable and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Not overly flexible on time off


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Counters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Pleasant people - staff and customers alike.

    Cons

    Poor organisation by members of management.

    Advice to Management

    Plan rotas in advance.


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  5. "Good pay"

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    Former Employee - Operations Partner in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Partner in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses and they care about the staff,

    Cons

    Some management staff can be patronising


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Beckenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Beckenham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, good work ethics, loads of overtime

    Cons

    Managers are biased, and expect you to do alot without being trained

    Advice to Management

    Train us on tasks so we are more versatile


  7. "Working at southbank"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Bank, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Bank, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours , team and location

    Cons

    Small store, work not clearly shown

    Advice to Management

    Need to be a bit more organised


  8. "Cafe Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly team and understanding management to personal needs.

    Cons

    Cafe was always extremely busy so work was always hard.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more members for busy roles


  9. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    PartnerVoice scheme works well for suggestions
    Pay is good for part time
    Management are flexible and approachable

    Cons

    Discount is not great within the company
    Price of some products is crazy
    Some working practises are old hat
    Some branch systems are out of date


  10. "Fantastic working environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great bonuses, very friendly working environment with lots of bonuses to do and sufficient training, and well paid for the job!

    Cons

    Senior managers can be clueless, and there aren't many opportunities to take initiative


  11. "Nice part time job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great benefits - give you shares/bonuses etc even when you are part-time.

    Opportunities for more hours if you want but they do not push you to do them.

    Cons

    Could tell they had favourite members of staff.
    Gave you work which couldn't be completed in your shift.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so harsh to some people


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