Waitrose

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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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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant  in  Bristol, England (UK)
Former Employee - Waitrose Supermarket Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shelf Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    You get a Bonus every year

    Cons

    Unsatisfying work for some people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a part time job -- wouldn't work there full time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Discount is good, and would imagine promotion prospects are good if you have a modicum of intelligence. I only worked there part time so I don't know.

    Cons

    There is a high concentration of studets, which can be good, but it also means that you end up with a lot of people who aren't enthused about their work.

    No opinion of CEO
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