I worked at Waitrose part-time
Great working environment, always someone to help with every aspect of the role. Progression was also promising
Management was often focused on their own work and couldn't dedicate focus on developing staff further.
Advice to Management
Notice the employees who stand out and reward accordingly
I applied online. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England (UK)) in September 2017.
I applied online and after completing the online tests, I was invited to attend an interview.
First taken to a room and had to complete a form about details and availability etc. There were 12 people there and we got split into two groups and were taken into separate rooms to complete the group assessment. There were 3 managers in the room assessing us. The task itself was fairly easy; we were given 5 different customers all with different specifications/needs and we had to match the appropriate food item to each one. All about communicating with the group and talking about the decisions made.
After that, we then went back into the main room with the other group and were called one by one for our individual interview. Again this was fairly easy, the woman interviewing me was really nice and friendly which helped calm my nerves. I was asked standard questions like "Describe a time/Give an example of ..." just make sure you have a lot of examples ready in your head.
At the start of the process the recruiter said she would contact us within 20 to 25 days to say whether we got the job or not, but I received a call the next morning informing me that I had got the job! Overall I had a very positive experience.
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