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Bracknell, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1904
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Waitrose Limited operates about 235 Waitrose supermarkets in London, southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales, and Scotland. Founded in 1904 by Wallace Wait and Arthur Rose, it was acquired in 1937 by John Lewis Partnership, one of the UK's largest ... Read more

Waitrose Reviews

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Waitrose Managing Director Rob Collins
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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mumbai
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is moderate compared to other companies

    Cons

    So busy, working until midnight everyday, I have no love and social life

    Advice to Management

    i dont think I have anything to say

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Waitrose Photos

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Waitrose photo of: Waitrose and John Lewis at London Pride 2017
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Waitrose Interviews

Experience

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    Customer Assistant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Waitrose in May 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online. I filled out an application with my own details, including education and employment history. Then I was asked to complete a Situational Judgement test. Once I had passed that, I was invited to a group interview for the following week. This turned out to actually be a 1:1 interview, which lasted about 20-30 minutes. I was told it would take up to 2 weeks to receive the news on whether I was accepted (they tell you either way, which is nice) but I received a call later in the day telling me I was successful.

    Interview Questions

    • What sets Waitrose apart from other supermarkets?   Answer Question
    • Speak about a time you made a mistake, and how you solved it.   Answer Question
    • How would you ensure Health & Safety standards were kept up within the store? (am paraphrasing, was worded a lot better by the interviewer)   Answer Question
    • Speak about a time you had to build a rapport with someone; how did you do it? What's the best way to build a rapport?   Answer Question
    • What's your signature dish?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a bit about yourself. Where you've worked previously, any skills you have, any hobbies. At your previous job, what were your responsibilities?   Answer Question
    • Why Waitrose? (over other supermarkets)   Answer Question
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Waitrose Awards & Accolades

  • Top Company to work for, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Best Organic Supermarket, Best Organic Supermarket Award 2017, 2017
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