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Waitrose Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • good pay with the opportunity to work overtime (in 117 reviews)

  • 5% john lewis and 15% i think for waitrose) (in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to be given more responsibility when only part time (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours with repetitive activity (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Assistant (Checkouts)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Able to work alongside school studies
    Excellent pay and benefits (annual bonus and occasional gift card perks)
    Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Dependent on line manager
    Pressure to agree to overtime (difficult when studying for A levels)


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Godalming, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Godalming, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives.

  3. "Good company with good management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hgv Driver in Folkestone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hgv Driver in Folkestone, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to get a Yearly bonus, which was handy as the money was too low. Otherwise was a good job

    Cons

    Had to wear a uniform involving green tie and shirt. But to be honest I didn't mind that but some people used to moan about it


  4. "Part-Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for
    good pay
    good hours

    Cons

    Not really anything negative to say


  5. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    good pay for students
    AMAZING CHEAP FOOD! THEY LITERALLY HAVE NO BUGGET & PICK ALL THE FOOD UP FROM THE SHOP FLOOR!

    the food seriously cheap like £1.20 for a roast dinner.

    Staff are friendly.

    VERY layed back (maybe too layed back if you wanted to make it a career-but perfect for students)

    mostly students that work there (ambitious students, at that, so its nice you always seem to have a lot in common with people)

    Discount card :)

    Literally worked there a year and hardly had ANY bad customers, like maybe 2 proper rude ones, but that's it.

    Cons

    As you'd expect, its waitrose, so t*ts & teeth at all times,

    Yes sir, soryy sir, so sorry Madam, please allow me madem ;) all the time, but hey, I thought it was funny!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shop Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Pays reasonably well, get to work as part of a team and gain good experiences. I works around my university time table and allows me to do the things I want too and earn money at the same time.

    Cons

    Stressful, a lot of pressure on you to do multiple jobs, managers don't seem to do a lot and there is a lot of them for not many people. There is a divided between day team and night team.

    Advice to Management

    Do more


  7. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the stage in my life I was at (still in sixth form), plus the partner bonus and discounts were beneficial.

    Cons

    Weren't always flexible with my hours even though I was assured before accepting the job that they would be as they knew I was a student.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for when studying
    Fun environment
    Partnership bonus is a fab way to keep employees engaged

    Cons

    Can be dull at low shopper periods

    Advice to Management

    Train employees on more than one discipline


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waitrose part-time

    Pros

    Great values and great staff

    Cons

    Can be a bit demanding


  10. "Waitrose"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people, reasonable pay, nice flexibility.

    Cons

    Could get a little dull at times.


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