Waitrose Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waitrose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Invest in their human capital
    Place value on their employees
    Brilliant bonus for all partners (usually around 15% of all worked hours/salary)
    Numerous internal promotions

    Cons

    Particular role is repetitive at times as you would expect.

  2. fantastic company

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant
    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant

    I have been working at Waitrose

    Pros

    great bonus and nice people!

    Cons

    tough and demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    have patience

  3. nice place for student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    customers, partners, excellent camaraderie, flexible hours

    Cons

    can't think of any to be honest...

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  5. Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose

    Pros

    everyone is really friendly and helpful. good bonus scheme as well.

    Cons

    the job can be repetitive at times. once you've worked there for a while it can be boring.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  6. One of the best companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waitrose full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Community, people, career opportunities, flexible working, bonus/salary package, benefits...
    This is a company full of people who want and will listen to everyone's opinions and suggestions, very open and honest - treat everyone with respect

    Cons

    Little bit manic! (at least at the moment) - a lot of great minds but sometimes duplication of effort where everyone is trying to do the same thing, but in a different way

  7. A great company to be a owner of. The real difference with Waitorse is you own the business you are not just an employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waitrose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really does live up to it's values

    Cons

    As with every company you get good and bad managers

  8. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A very good work environment making it easy to enjoy the job whilst surrounded by friendly people including great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes hire too many younger staff in retail branches meaning that around busy periods it can be difficult with the new inexperienced staff

  9. Excellent company to work for/with. The benefits are wonderful.

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

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits such as money off at restaurants, subsidised movie and festival tickets, an alton towers 'Partner Takeover' annually and much more (plus a nice bonus in march). Always lots of flexible overtime available. Everybody there was so lovely. There's also a 'partner voice' so you can voice all of your opinions, concerns and ideas up to the management.

    Cons

    Although it may have just been my experience, people tend to move about a bit (from branch to branch), which was sad - especially after you had got to know them. But you make new friends anyway!

  10. positive, friendly atmosphere,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supermarket Assistant in Romsey, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supermarket Assistant in Romsey, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company benefits, flexible hours, reasonable hourly rate, colleagues are good fun, annual bonus, opportunity to change where you're working or the area of work in the supermarket.

    Cons

    Some very anal procedures on hygiene, understandable however. Managers were either really good or you rarely saw or heard from them. Feedback from management was sparse, but on the whole not much to complain about.

  11. I have been working at Waitrose

    Pros

    Tax Free Bonus
    Pension
    Great working environment; friendly, open, easy going.
    Ambitious
    Allows you to work at your own pace.
    Able to be cross trained in every section

    Cons

    Hard to move through the company or improve your pay grade without continuously asking. Biased towards certain partners they expect a lot from one partner instead of sharing responsibilities.

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