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Waitrose & Partners Reviews

Updated 18 November 2018
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Waitrose & Partners Managing Director Rob Collins
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Pros
  • "Good pay - increases depending on performance" (in 164 reviews)

  • "You feel appreciated being part of the John Lewis Partnership" (in 142 reviews)

Cons
  • "Could not complain for a part time job" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Can be really physically demanding at times with long hours" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Shop Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, supportive managers who schedule daily tasks very well in order to allow for a good working speed and what not.

    Cons

    Sometimes it got quite boring and monotonous doing the same job over and over and over again so maybe a bit better job design could fix this issue and keep the workers more engaged.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it did get quite boring and monotonous doing the same job over and over and over again so maybe a bit better job design could fix this issue and keep the workers more engaged.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance mainly

    Cons

    Managers can be fairly unsympathetic
    Managers too busy doing paperwork in the office to know how the shop floor really runs

    Advice to Management

    More hands-on approach

  3. "Good Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners part-time

    Pros

    Seem to really care about staff.
    Have had opportunities to train on new things very quickly.
    They care about what I do and don't enjoy doing.

    Cons

    Overtime can be disorganised.
    Sometimes don't get a break for a longer period than desired due to peak period.


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time and a half on Sundays
    Great pension scheme

    Cons

    Often left alone to do a lot of cleaning

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave staff alone

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    16 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for taking time to post your review on your time with Waitrose & Partners. I am very pleased that you found the career opportunities and the compensation package to be so appealing. The... More


  5. "Working at Waitrose"

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    Current Employee - Night Shift Stock Replenishment in Solihull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Night Shift Stock Replenishment in Solihull, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Waitrose & Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Night shift Working hours, balancing lifestyle

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    16 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on your role with Waitrose & Partners. I am glad that you are finding a lot of advantages in your role and at the Partnership we are always looking to make sure we... More


  6. "Operations Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Epsom, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Epsom, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing employee discounts
    Free cooked breakfast at weekends
    Lots of other young employees
    Flexible

    Cons

    Some managers unprofessional and take advantage that you are young

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and don't take advantage of young employees

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    15 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for your review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your time at Waitrose & Partners and that it merited a 5 Star review. I hope that you do not miss the breakfasts too much! At Waitrose... More


  7. "Lovely place to work, Managers very supportive."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays good, benefits good, very friendly branch,

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being amazing role models.

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    15 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for taking time to post this review. I am really thrilled to read of your experience. I cannot think of a more satisfying comment for a line manager to know that they have served as an... More

  8. "Supermarket assistant / Cafe"

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    Current Employee - Supermarket Assistant/Cafe in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supermarket Assistant/Cafe in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sense of collegiality

    Cons

    working in the cafe is very physically and psychically demanding

    Advice to Management

    More receptive to partner ideas

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    14 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for this review. I am so pleased that you are enjoying your role at Waitrose & Partners and where you have found the environment to be one where responsibility and authority is equally... More


  9. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Horsham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Horsham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really take care of employees. You get an bonus at the end of every financial year and lots of partner discounts.

    Cons

    Managers can be quite condescending.

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    12 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for this review. I am very pleased that you found our values to be part of your everyday experience at Waitrose & Partners. Discount is available after a 3 month period in both John lewis... More


  10. "Great place to work with like minded people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waitrose & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount, subsidised meals, relaxed and fun team atmosphere

    Cons

    Extremely busy for size of shop, snobby customers

    Advice to Management

    None

    Waitrose & Partners Response

    12 Nov 2018 – John Lewis

    Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed some of the benefits on offer and the team spirit when you worked at Waitrose & Partners. These are both very important and certainly make a positive... More


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