Waitrose
3.8 of 5 94 reviews
www.waitrose.com Bracknell, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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85% Approve of the CEO

Waitrose Managing Director Mark Price

Mark Price

(59 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Mixed feelings about being employed by Waitrose

    Food Service Partner (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsMy colleagues, most of the people that i worked with were great

    Consnot being given enough hours to be able to pay my rent and buy food to eat! I was quite literally going with out food while working for a food company! I ended up geting quite depressed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay the Living wage to your lowest paid "Staff" AKA partners! they deserve it! I left because although i liked the ethos of the company I quite literally could not aford to work there any longer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Uncaring company

    Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee)
    Crewe, England (UK)

    ProsGood staff discount at both waitrose and John lewis, excellent subsidies towards theatre and music events. Chance to do night school programmes.

    ConsNever valued by management, pushed to the limits,uncaring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider and value your staff, management to speak to staff as they would wish to be spoken to themselves with respect. Be respectful regarding serious illnesses.A little support whilst facing serious illnesses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst job I've ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wallingford, England (UK)

    ProsThe structure designed for the company is great, but it's not implemented.

    ConsArchaic management of staff.
    Intimidation when you refuse overtime.
    Glaring preference given to certain employees.
    Prejudice comments made and ignored.
    Development of employees is not encouraged and supported.
    Employees treated as if toddlers in a nursery.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the actual structure intended for the company is implemented across every single store. Anonymous feedback from employees would reap a LOT of telling information.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A job for people with other career interests on the side.

    Shelf Supervisor (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsYou get a Bonus every year

    ConsUnsatisfying work for some people

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse positive reenforcement to encourage employes to better themselves and the company and always try to reward employes for hard work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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