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A fantastic opportunity to interact with a wide range of people, whilst learning the ins and outs of sales.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)

I worked at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- The people - both those you work with and those you serve are interesting and varied. I found i've made friends for life and professional contacts.
- They allow you to work for them again if you go away to uni if there are sufficient vacancies.
- They're a very reputable company.
-They get to know you as a person, you're not just a number. They care.
- They're professional and respectful and adhere to their own high standards most of the time.
- They organise social events for staff to bring the team together and motivate.
-They respect sick-leave, bereavement and personal issues and provide accordingly.

Cons

-The managers don't phone you back when they say they will which makes communication awkward when you're away.
-Some workers can be quick to judge and gang up on others which is unprofessional and counterproductive to store moral.
-The work can be tedious, eg shelf-stacking for 7 hours.

Advice to Management

Communicate with your staff more and do some of the jobs they do to integrate with them, gain more respect and know what's really going on in the work place on a daily basis.

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  1. Learning how the people behind the scenes work

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    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Great discounts and benefits, Bonus every year and very nice working environment. Meet a large range of people and helps with your people skills.

    Cons

    Dependent on the amount of staff there is in store at any one time, will determine how much enjoyable/stressless or stressful/unattractive work you will be doing. Friends orientated hierachy which can be tough to break into.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is doing there bit, maybe by having management observe more closely at each section. People being treated the same for doing something by mistake/wrong.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A job for people with other career interests on the side.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Waitrose

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a Bonus every year

    Cons

    Unsatisfying work for some people

    Advice to Management

    Use positive reenforcement to encourage employes to better themselves and the company and always try to reward employes for hard work

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