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Waitrose Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
105 Reviews

3.9
105 Reviews
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Waitrose Managing Director Mark Price
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66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The amazing bonus, the huge John Lewis discount (even better when there's a price match (in 14 reviews)

  • Annual bonus and great discount, 15% in Waitrose 12/25% in John Lewis (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Trying to hold the part time job whilst doing A-levels was demanding due to overtime requests (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, low pay for what you do (in 4 reviews)

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4 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Mixed feelings about being employed by Waitrose

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Partner  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Food Service Partner in London, England (UK)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Uncaring company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant  in  Crewe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Crewe, England (UK)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Never valued by management, pushed to the limits,uncaring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst job I've ever had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wallingford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wallingford, England (UK)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Archaic 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A job for people with other career interests on the side.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    You get a Bonus every year

    Cons

    Unsatisfying work for some people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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