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Waitrose & Partners Reviews

Updated 13 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay - increases depending on performance" (in 179 reviews)

  • "You feel appreciated being part of the John Lewis Partnership" (in 151 reviews)

Cons
  • "Could not complain for a part time job" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Very long hours during peak periods like Christmas and Easter but, this is typical in the retail world" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Freedom to develop, a lot of benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes repetitive, not enough opportunities for promotion


  2. "Amazing company going through hard times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Amazing considerate company that lets you drive your own career

    Cons

    Anywhere in retail at the moment is a fluctuating business and waitrose is no exception in our current climate

  3. "Operations Assistant"

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

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Good development within the company and everyone is treated fairly

    Cons

    I have no cons for the company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    18 Mar 2019 – Development Manager, Resourcing

    Thanks for your solid 5 star review for Waitrose & Partners. It's great to see you really enjoyed your role and the development opportunities on offer for both personal and career development to be... More


  4. "A great place to work part time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for those studying as well as working

    Cons

    Poor management
    Low wage compared to other supermarkets


  5. "joyful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners full-time

    Pros

    management were lacking in skills

    Cons

    discount on goods and days out


  6. "A nicer atmosphere to work in than other supermarkets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, friendly colleagues, majority pleasant customers

    Cons

    Early hours, very intense lunch-time rush

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    12 Mar 2019 – Development Manager, Resourcing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Waitrose & Partners.


  7. "Great part time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    partnership bonus
    discount at waitrose and john lewis

    Cons

    snobby customers
    too many different products to stock

  8. "Waitrose"

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

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Fun, decent pay, good training

    Cons

    Hard to get holiday, understaffed


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Various regular shift patterns to suit the hours you can offer

    Cons

    No time off over Christmas
    Hard to progress when on part time hours


  10. "Good place to work as a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, some degree of flexibility

    Cons

    a lot of nepotism when it comes to who's chosen to progress within the company, lack of consideration for those who are actually the most hardworking/best at the role

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    12 Mar 2019 – Development Manager, Resourcing

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on Glassdoor. I am glad to see you enjoy your role at Waitrose & Partners.

    It's concerning to hear of nepotism, I would encourage you to speak to your... More