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So ture was treated badley by mangers felt though lwas somethinge thedog bought home advice never work there some staff are ok but mangers are bad onehad bottles by her bin emtey the other would not like tosay just never clen or work there#

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Just finished Waitrose a few days ago. Managers, as other people have rightly said are clueless, and spend most of the time chatting. Most of them are rubbish at their job apart from the odd few who genuinely care about the business. Soon realised most of the staff there are r*tarded despite my silly perception that waitrose partners would be somewhat smart. If you love being treated like a leper from customers, and fellow staff go along to the group interview. Over wise Avoid employment with this business at all costs!

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Worked nights at Waitrose for a year.The wrost job I have ever had.

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I've been in waitrose for a few months now Most the staff are managers with 0 sense of responsibility and who just use there position to blame others for there own mistakes and push their work on the newer staff so they can stand around chatting, if you even think about sick leave when you are ill you will be threatened with a disciplinary or sack breaks are so short and unpaid and the training is a joke. Also the managers have a huge bullying culture and if you are a kind respectable person they will use and abuse you.

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Been working for Waitrose for a few months now and honestly what a disappointment, most the staff are 'managers' who have 0 concept of taking responsibility for anything they just blame others when they make a mistake most just stand around chatting while getting other staff to do what they have been asked to do. And there is a huge bullying culture there where if your in any way nice or respectful they will abuse and use you like nothing. At my branch in Croydon if you even think about taking sick leave even if you are generally ill they will threaten you with a disciplinary. Terrible working environment. Never work there.

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Very clicky environment very uncomfortable to much back stabbing. Managers who actually made problems worse was sworn at by trainee ones for no reason

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I had a horrible experience working for waitrose. It's very true what is being said about the management culture. There is a bullying culture that goes on, whilst it's also true just about all the examples below tells a story of what I experienced whilst I was there. But the most unpleasant was when they want to get rid of you they manage you out. Crushing your confidence & forcing you to question reality.

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I want to change my job

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In the year I was there over half the staff have left and more still planning on leaving, the company has zero idea what training is, it's wait till something goes wrong then try to fix the issue unless it's gone to head office then deciplinary they all have massive biases if you're looking to move up you have to A be older than 30 B be a brown noser and C treat people with no respect. Every time you make a complaint nothing gets done even if you move it up the chain of command every single person you talk to denies all knowledge and won't try to fix it. The absolute worst thing in my opinion is the amount of times you get told one thing just for it to change the next minute. It's not hard to manage what needs to be done you just need to get up from the computer and actually do your job!

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Absolutely woeful place to work managers are delusional rude and some of the staff are far to clicky worked both nights and days

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