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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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The driver job was ok. The management are utterlly woeful. You are not allowed to think they just bully all the time. I am 50 in all my years waitrose is the worst company. Run by children who have utterly no idea how too talk to people. So glad i moved to tesco. Beware waitrose dorchester

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Bad manager's

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At least 90% of the staff on duty at any time seemed to be 'Managers' or Team Leaders or similar and I was sick of being given multiple tasks to do by several of them at the same time. I never got to complete a job before being given something else to do. I was often on 4 or 5 different sections within the first hour of my shift. Breaks have been cut and are unpaid. Even on my 15 min break after 5 hours I'd be getting a Tannoy message to go to tills etc. Any overtime is single rate. The whole place was completely disorganised. eg The delivery lorry had a daily schedule but 'Managers' were always surprised when it appeared and had to drag people off their current task - which they'd then get hassled for not completing on time... Old timers of course get paid breaks, Sunday pay, overtime pay etc and always managed to be unavailable for the worst jobs.....On the plus side most colleagues were great to work with and the discounts etc. very good.

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Lutterworth branch To many chiefs not enough Indians! its not a partnership its a prison, lots of bullying going on. then when they want to get rid of you they manage you out. Crushing your confidence & questioning yourself.maybe Charlie Mayfield needs to be looking why all his staff are leaving!

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Managers lack understanding of staff with disabilities.
Miss management.
Low staff morals generally.
Directors need to take a long look at how staff are treated.

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