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    Overall my experience of working at the company has been very positive. Could not think of anything else to summarise.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Thame, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Thame, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waitrose full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good development opportunities
    Being a partner in a company is great
    Bonus
    People who are generally genuinely happy to be at work

    Cons

    Due to it being a partnership some decisions take long periods of time to go though as it has to go through most people. This is great but also time consuming.

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    Nothing to share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Waitrose Interviews

Updated Jan 24, 2015
Updated Jan 24, 2015

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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waitrose.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you could have done better (or something along those lines).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.waitrose.com
Headquarters Bracknell, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1904
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors J Sainsbury, ASDA, Tesco

Waitrose Limited operates about 235 Waitrose supermarkets in London, southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales, and Scotland. Founded in 1904 by Wallace Wait and Arthur Rose, it was acquired in 1937 by John Lewis Partnership, one of the UK's largest retailers. The grocer plans to dramatically increase its retail presence in the UK, and beyond, through its entry into the convenience store market and the development of new store formats and partnerships with other retailers. Beyond the food aisle, Waitrose plans to strengthen its nonfood offering of clothing and... More

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