Waitrose Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2021

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4.1
79%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Waitrose Chairman Sharon White
Sharon White
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible overtime great benefits good pay(in 402 reviews)

  • "John Lewis/Waitrose are such a great company to work for(in 216 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes short staffed(in 88 reviews)

  • "Most new contracts are part time(in 67 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      shop staff

      Jan 16, 2021 - Shop Assistant in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company to work for

      Cons

      sometimes busy at peak times

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Balance

      Oct 6, 2020 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits were above average.

      Cons

      Work Environment not the best

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      ok

      Aug 7, 2020 - Chef in White Horse, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      average meh and good people

      Cons

      stressful long boring cash benefits

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      May 11, 2020 - Customer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Bonus is very nice at year end

      Cons

      Difficult to be promoted too

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice Job

      Apr 9, 2019 - Shelf Stacker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Profit Sharing, flexible shifts etc

      Cons

      Routine work but to be expected

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 9, 2019 - Customer Service Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and good colleagues

      Cons

      There was a lack of time off flexibility

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Sales assistant

      Oct 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company, great people I learnt a lot.

      Cons

      I can't think of any

      1 person found this review helpful

      Waitrose Response

      John Lewis

      This is a great rating and really pleased that you are finding your role with Waitrose & Partners to be fulfilling. Partners are actively encouraged to try new things and I am glad that you were able to see this opportunity and learn. I wish you continued success in your role and for the future.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Partner

      Aug 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      perfect for a student job, very supportive and you are given the training and opportunity to work on any section you wish

      Cons

      Not any for a student employee

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Supermarket Assistant (Replenishment)

      Oct 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable benfits (salary, leisure reimbursement for gigs, arts etc.) Good intranet Cheap food available on breaks Salary consistent across age groups

      Cons

      Extremely inconsistent breaks between employees (deliberate due to hour structuring) Poor branch management Training almost non existent (relying on other staff to ad-hoc teach you) Difficulty booking holidays at times Inability to appropriately schedule overtime - regularly asked to 'add hours' at end of shifts rather than simply sign up to shifts with ability to plan Upward mobility difficult without full time role & very good relationship with managers No floor staff suggestions listened to

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Team Leader

      Oct 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits of working for the company are great.

      Cons

      There restructuring of management leaves the store massively understaffed.

      1 person found this review helpful
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