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Not as good as you may think

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Section Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Section Manager in London, England (UK)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits including holiday cottages, discount card, pay good, bonus good and fair

Cons

Management level is a lot of hours, and retail is 24/7

Advice to Management

You have to go back to the Waitrose ideals of offering Partners a work life balance and not turning into Tescp

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  1. Patisserie assistant

    Current Employee - Patisserie Assistant in East Finchley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Patisserie Assistant in East Finchley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork and communication
    Friendly staffs
    Good payroll even though following future waitrose will focus on my more upcoming training to help me earn more than usual.
    Satisfied with my contract hours and overtime
    Fabulous environment to work in

    Cons

    Staffs lacks of maturity behaviours and not doing the work as I would like them to do

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supervision to those who are not really doing the work they supposes to do.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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