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    Supermarket Assistant

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    Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Waitrose part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A company that values its workforce and tries to focus on their welfare

    Cons

    Holidays were a slight hassle to book. A few managers were incompetent and lazy, leaving the supervisors to balance this out with their hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent in how you treat each partner.

    Recommends
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Waitrose Interviews

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waitrose in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a Christmas temp job in west Ealing. Within 1 week, they sent me an email explaining I had a group interview and that I could pick out of five different days and times that were available. I originally picked a Friday evening but due to a train delay and myself living an hour away, I was five minutes late and the girl working at the welcome desk told me to come back tomorrow as they had already started. To be honest, I thought she had sold me false hope so I decided to email the admin team and let them know of my situation. When I was on my way to the interview, I received an email back saying that the spaces were all full and they wouldn't Be able to see me. I was already half way there so I thought I should just go. When I got there, I did the group interview and they asked :
    Tell me a time when you had to challenge yourself?
    A time when you had to keep yourself motivated?
    What a levels do you do?
    What is your free time like?
    In the group assessment, we had to read a booklet, identify the 3 main problems in a store and as a group discus the problems and come up with solutions to the problems
    I did the interview on a Saturday and the next day in the evening, the manager called telling me that I got the job. I am going on Thursday for my induction

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you had to keep yourself motivated and how you did it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    My manager just explained I would be a troubleshooter and that I would be working mainly in the fresh produce checkout section.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive 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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