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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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  • 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)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Waitrose

  1. Helpful (2)

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

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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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