long hours pay not that great tbh sometimes you dont get paid for all days you work till following week or month its easy to get to and the canteen is nice and clean but only sell cold drinks but prices are okay not expensive
Selling Partner (Former Employee) – Cambridge, UK – 5 July 2018
Not the shining beacon most make it out to be. The review and pay structure was always being reworked to the detriment of those hard workers. Management would constantly say how great the annual bonus was but as a shop floor worker you relied upon the ever decreasing bonus to supplement your wage. Partnership board would always champion how great the partnership is to work for and how proud we should be, easy to say when their bonus was more than most people earn in 5 years!! If you want to earn any decent money you needed to work at head office where more and more jobs were being created but was almost impossible to get in to as 100’s would apply for every job. People I worked with were great, met some lovely people i’m Still in touch with now, most aren’t working there anymore either...
This is by far the best organisation I have ever worked for. I wish all organisations were run like the John Lewis Partnership. From its benefits for staff members, to its training programmes and progression.
Long hours, one short break, can be enjoyable when around others, meet new people. Most enjoyable when with others, hardest part of the job would be when there isn't anything to do. Hours were okay, personally prefer the morning shift as it is a better atmosphere and social able hours.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – York – 3 June 2018
John Lewis is a company which is renowned for Trust, Quality and Service to its customers.
Staff, or Partners, are treated exceptionally well by the company, which owns a number of holiday locations around the UK - just one of the benefits working for a co-owned business. The other benefit does not need too much of an introduction, but the qualification of a yearly bonus depending on business performance is also high up on the list of benefits.
John Lewis has not stayed still - it is continuously developing and aiming to move forward to meet current market conditions. Commercially it challenges you to think differently, putting customers at the heart of Service decisions, whilst also balancing the impact on Partners.
Waitrose is a fairly good place to work. Job culture is very good. There's a lot of flexibility in regards to your working hours. The salary is also great for a retailer assuming you can perform reasonably well.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – London – 27 May 2018
I loved my time at John Lewis, they were incredibly supportive, encouraged development, had great benefits and it was a nice environment. It has changed a lot recently and time will tell if these changes are for the better. Many of the people who complain about the company have never worked anywhere else and so I don't think they fully appreciate the benefits and security they have.
Supermarket Assistant (Former Employee) – Wimborne – 24 May 2018
Whilst working at Waitrose, I made many friends with the team, it is a great place to work with many advantages for the partners regarding discounts and offers. However there is definitely limited holidays.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Reading – 22 May 2018
This is the number one department store in the UK to work for. A really nice culture, everyones takes an interest in your life outside of work. Managers are all superb, always want the best for you and know the best way to run a team.