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Waitrose Interviews

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Waitrose Supermarket Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Waitrose in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and answered a range of multiple choice questions based on your judgement about different and possible situations that could occur or have previously dealt with. I received an email to confirm I had passed and I was invited to attend an interview.

    The interview was an individual and group interview. The group interview consisted of 9 people including myself. We were given a task to create an action plan and summarise our individual case studies and information we were given about that particular issue. We were observed by 2 interviewers . After the group interview, we were interviewed individually. The questions asked were:

    1) Why Waitrose?
    2) Tell me about yourself?
    3) When have you had to change a decision made by someone else? What did you do? Were you successful?
    4) How do you ensure that there are only high quality goods sold in store?

    I don't remember the remaining questions but it was related to customer service and previous decisions made which were difficult or persuading others.

    I was contacted a week later by the recruiting team through email to say I passed the interview and then I was given a call offering me a temporary to permanent vacancy.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you ensure that there are only high quality goods sold in store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was happy with the hours offered. Waitrose give you a form to fill in the hours of availability including training after the interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.waitrose.com
Headquarters Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
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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