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    Pros

    You own the business as a Partner and have a direct stake in its success

    Cons

    A trend towards the idea that consultants are the root to realising future growth ambitions without necessarily unlocking all of the internal talent that exists


Waitrose Interviews

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    Supermarket Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kings Cross, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Waitrose (Kings Cross, England (UK)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I attended a group assessment and when I first arrived I was handed a sheet to fill my availability, uniform size, personal details, they gave me a name sticker and I had my 1:1 interview where I was asked basic questions, the woman interviewing me was friendly and made sure I was comfortable, the group interview was next and we were give 9 products with all the information about it and 5 customers with different needs, we then had to match each customer to a product, first we had to discuss, there was 9 of us and a tip is to try to talk as much as you can to be noticed, after we had made our choices we had to present it to the interviewers, answering the question why did you pick this product, how will you get the customer to buy it, how will you give good customer service. After this we were told that if we passed this stage we would be placed in a suitable vacancy but since it's a new store this would take up to 4 weeks, they said we would all get an email telling us if we had been successful, I was fortunately and I'm now waiting to be placed in a suitable vacancy

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Website www.waitrose.com
Headquarters Stratford-Upon-Avon, 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 ... More

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