John Lewis & Partners
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Interviews at John Lewis & Partners

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at John Lewis & Partners.
Interview experience
Based on 639 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 638 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 618 interviews
About a week

Interview process at John Lewis & Partners

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
30%
About two weeks
27%
About a day or two
19%
About a month
14%
More than one month
10%
Most reported steps
Group interview
64%
On-site interview
54%
Problem solving exercises
51%
Written test
32%
Phone call/screening
19%
Least reported steps
Drug test
3%
Take-home/sample work
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at John Lewis & Partners

  • Assessment about different customer scenarios then a short basic interview. Tell me about yourself, why John Lewis etc. Also personal scenarios. When have you done multiple things at once etc. Easy i…
    Shared on 2 November 2020
  • Tedious. the usual why do you want to work here/why this company etc.
    Shared on 3 September 2018 - Operations - London, Greater London
  • Simple and not too nerve-wracking, the aim would be to be able to keep a level head and think clearly during the group interview, and be confident and talkative during the personal interview section.
    Shared on 17 June 2018 - Supermarket Assistant - Horley

Interview questions at John Lewis & Partners

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What could you bring to the position.Are you a Customer focused person.Can you work as part of a team.
    Shared on 5 July 2017 - Supermarket Assistant - Waitrose Crewkerne
  • Competency based questions, previous experience and how well individuals work in a team
    Shared on 29 June 2017 - Customer Service Manager - Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • They ask what skills you have and where you've had to use them.
    Shared on 1 June 2017 - Sales Assistant - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Interview tips at John Lewis & Partners

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)42%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)42%
  • They didn’t have a dress code7%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at John Lewis & Partners

  • Don't bother
    Shared on 29 July 2019 - Warehouse Operative - Liverpool
  • Just be you!
    Shared on 14 July 2019 - Sales Consultant - Full Time - Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands
  • Be about the business, you're a partner so be proactive.
    Shared on 23 April 2019 - Driver installer - Solihull, West Midlands

The first interview at John Lewis & Partners

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site21%
  • Other21%
  • Through Indeed18%
  • Recruiter contacted me12%
  • Paper application9%

How candidates received their first interview at John Lewis & Partners

  • Applied online
    Shared on 23 December 2018 - Stock management - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Initially set up through a charity that helps people find work who have disabilities.
    Shared on 1 November 2018 - Customer Collections Assistant - Norwich
  • Just applying on line in 2006 things were different as now they do on line assessments.
    Shared on 19 October 2018 - Customer Service and Sales Partner - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire