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Waitrose & Partners Overview

Bracknell, England
10000+ employees
1904
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Waitrose & Partners has 348 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 61 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist ... 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)

Company Updates

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  • Today, the 83,000 Partners who work for the John Lewis Partnership have - for the first time in the company’s history been included in the businesses’ names as both John Lewis and Waitrose have added ‘& Partners’

    Paula Nickolds, John Lewis & Partners managing director, said: “Our Partnership business model and the inherent strength of our Partners really sets us apart.

    “That’s why the change to our visual identity this week puts Partners back at the heart of everything we do. This move not only reflects the business we have become but more importantly, the business we want to be.”

    To support the launch, the firm is embarking on its first joint John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners national marketing campaign, which includes a new TV and cinema advert.

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Waitrose & Partners – 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.

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    "Seasonal Supermarket Assistant"

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    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

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    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 & Partners Photos

Waitrose & Partners photo of: Waitrose Delivery Lorry
Waitrose & Partners photo of: Waitrose and John Lewis at London Pride 2017
Waitrose & Partners photo of: Democracy in Action
Waitrose & Partners photo of: Waitrose at Welcome Break
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Waitrose & Partners Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose & Partners (London, KY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    group interview before breaking off into a 1 on 1, team building exercises. they wanna see teamwork and confidence. Asked questions and had to stand infront of the group to answer the questions as well as working in small teams to complete tasks.

    Interview Questions

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Waitrose & Partners Awards & Accolades

  • Supermarket of the Year, Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year and Multiple Wine Retailer, Drinks Retailing Awards, 2018
  • Best Supermarket Natural Beauty Retail Awards, Natural Beauty Awards Retail Awards, 2018
  • Drinks Retailer of the Year, Drinks Business Awards, 2018
  • Sustainable Fish Counter of the Year, Marine Stewardship Council, 2018
  • Best Supermarket for British Produce for our "commitment to supporting British producers", Good Housekeeping Food Awards, 2017
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