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Waitrose Overview

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Bracknell, England
10000+ employees
1904
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
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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: 2017 (#36), 2016 (#25), 2015 (#22)

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

Waitrose Reviews

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    I have been working at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits included

    Cons

    Hours can be long, retail is never amazing to work in

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Waitrose Interviews

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    Supermarket Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    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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