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Waitrose Overview

Bracknell, England
10000+ employees
1904
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Waitrose became part of the John Lewis Partnership in 1937. At that point there were just ten Waitrose shops. Today there are more than 350 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands. This includes 60 convenience branches, and there are also another 27 Waitrose ... Read more

Mission: At Waitrose, we believe in championing British produce, treading lightly on the environment, supporting responsible sourcing and treating people fairly. We believe that everything we do goes into everything you taste. This is our way of doing business and we call it The Waitrose ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#43), 2017 (#36), 2016 (#25), 2015 (#22)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#9), 2016 (#16)

Waitrose – Why Work For Us?


As Waitrose partners, we want to know where our food comes from, how it has been produced and what it contains.

It all starts with long-term relationships with our farmers and suppliers,
and continues with our beliefs in championing British produce,
supporting responsible sourcing, treating people fairly and treading lightly on the environment.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a modern term, but one which encapsulates the ideals and principles of our founder, John Spedan Lewis.

Leckford Estate
Being a farmer itself, makes Waitrose more aware than most of the issues facing British farmers and their produce. Read more about our farm.

Origins of our food
The careful way in which we source our food is the cornerstone of how we do business - both with British suppliers and those from other countries.

The Waitrose Way

At Waitrose, we believe in championing British produce, treading lightly on the environment, supporting responsible sourcing and treating people fairly. We believe everything we do goes into everything you taste.

Championing British

We build long-term relationships with our farmers and suppliers, working sustainably to deliver quality produce that helps our customers get the best possible products to help them to live more healthily.

Treading lightly

We believe in making the right choices for the environment – by reducing packaging, waste, CO2 emissions and responsibly sourcing our food.

Treating people fairly

We believe in treating our customers, Partners, farmers and suppliers fairly, as well as supporting local charities through Community Matters.

Helping you make healthier choices

If you’re finding it hard to know what’s good for you, look out for our Good Health label. It’s a sign that you’re not only making delicious choices, but nutritious ones too.

Waitrose Reviews

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    "Seasonal Supermarket Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Altrincham, England
    Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Altrincham, England
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    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time in this role, colleagues supportive at all times, quickly felt part of the team despite it being my first job as a 16 year old

    Cons

    Did not have any bad experiences with management, colleagues or customers

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for having me, would love to get the opportunity to return for holiday and further seasonal work

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Waitrose Photos

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Waitrose Interviews

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    Supermarket Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and after completing the online tests, I was invited to attend an interview.
    First taken to a room and had to complete a form about details and availability etc. There were 12 people there and we got split into two groups and were taken into separate rooms to complete the group assessment. There were 3 managers in the room assessing us. The task itself was fairly easy; we were given 5 different customers all with different specifications/needs and we had to match the appropriate food item to each one. All about communicating with the group and talking about the decisions made.
    After that, we then went back into the main room with the other group and were called one by one for our individual interview. Again this was fairly easy, the woman interviewing me was really nice and friendly which helped calm my nerves. I was asked standard questions like "Describe a time/Give an example of ..." just make sure you have a lot of examples ready in your head.
    At the start of the process the recruiter said she would contact us within 20 to 25 days to say whether we got the job or not, but I received a call the next morning informing me that I had got the job! Overall I had a very positive experience.

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Waitrose Awards & Accolades

  • Best Organic Supermarket, Best Organic Supermarket Award 2017, 2017
  • Best Supermarket for British Produce for our "commitment to supporting British producers", Good Housekeeping Food Awards, 2017
  • Top Company to work for, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Best Retailer, European-wide Compassion in World Farming, 2017
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