Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose (Basingstoke, England (UK)) in August 2015.
Completed an online application which involved some questions about myself and past jobs and then some multiple choice questions. Got an email from them which said i had passed this stage and to log on to their job page to book in a date and time for an interview. Arrived for the interview and was shown to a room with 7 other candidates. Half the group had 1-2-1 interviews and then we all went for a group assesment where we had to work together to answer questions. The 4 who had already had interviews were able to leave and then the last four had their 1-2-1s. Lasted about 1hr 30. Waiting to hear if i was ssuccefull.
- Why do you want to work for Waitrose Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose in August 2015.
Applied online, had a call inviting me to a group interview. This consisted of a group activity and a 1-on-1 interview. In the activity we had to read a report which was made up of numerous comments from customers. We had to select the 3 issues that we felt were most important and why we came to this decision, writing this information on the board. The 1on1 lasted around half an hour and involved some generic interview questions.
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.
was taken to the employee area with other candidates, then had a 1 to 1 interview about 10-20 minutes long. They make you feel relaxed and not nervous which was good. Then a group interview - about 8 people - we were all given separate parts of a mystery review and then had 20 minutes to all discuss which 3 issues were the most important and make an action plan of what to do. Was told there were 3 other sessions today so would hear back after a while
- Why do you want to work for Waitrose - A time when you asked for feedback and how this changed how you work - A time you had to change someone else's decision and how that went - What you do outside work etc. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
I got there a few minutes late, but the staff were really understanding and nice about it. Everyone had their interview but there was no time for me to have a solo interview before the group one, so we proceeded with the group interview. It went okay, I thought some of the people were trying too hard. I had my solo interview after this, which was really reassuring and comfortable.
- What is good customer service Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.
After successfully applying online I was offered an interview. Upon arriving at the center, I was asked to wait in a room with other candidates and fill out a form. The one on one interview was first and my interviewer was kind and made me feel relaxed. The group interview was slightly more difficult but still not terrible. I was in a group of about five people and we were given a scenario based task. A few days later I was phoned and they told me they really liked me and the interview went well, however the hours I can work did not match what was available so I am now currently on hold.
- Explain a time when you have had to be flexible. Explain a time where you had to be independent. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Waitrose in May 2015.
Filled out two online question forms / situational judgement tests. After passing these lengthly tests i was offered an interview. The following week I had the interview with two other candidates. One had worked at the store for two years before and new all the employees, so it was clear they were wasting my time. She had already go the job. Overall the interview process was good. First had a group exercise where we had to pick out the most significant problems a store could face. Before a 1:1 interview which was good.
- How can you maintain the quality of the products Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Waitrose.
Went through the tests - situational judgment, verbal reasoning and numerical (designed specifically for them, not generic SHL or Kenexa which was nice). Shortly after invited to complete a video interview within 4 days. It lasted around 20-25 minutes, and they gave you around 1 minute to prepare and 2 minutes to answer. Mainly competency based questions and a couple regarding Waitrose/JLP and its values etc.
- Tell us about a time you could have done better (or something along those lines). Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Waitrose (Bracknell, England (UK)) in December 2014.
Presentation, Group Exercise, Interview at HQ. Had to complete standard online tests prior to receiving interview offer. Interview done with people from various departments so you're not competing against those you do group interview with. Presentation question was 'what doss the future of waitrose look like'. They refund travel expenses. Dya lasts 4 hours
- How do I manage my time 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose (Richmond, London, England (UK)) in November 2014.
Applied online, application , multiple questions and judgemental questions and then submit application, if you fail multiple question you will not allow to do the next part,took about three weeks, email received for group inteview and it's says two hours
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Waitrose in November 2014.
First step was an online application which was a bit time consuming. This was followed by a phone interview, then a face to face interview which included a presentation. After this came an online psychometric test and a second face to face interview. Both interviews were friendly but thorough. Second interview was fairly tough.
- Had to create a 15 min presentation on the day prior to first interview without knowing the topic beforehand. Topic was very relevant to the job however. Answer Question
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