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Bad manager's

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Perhaps more positivity required.

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Lutterworth branch never had any CRB/DBS checks carried out even though delivery drivesrequested this happened on a number of occasions as we delivered to vulnerable adults.

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Plenty of overtime on offer - but it's at single rate at all times. You're also expected to work at least two Bank Holidays a year (again at single rate)

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Turbo charge Modern Waitrose and have a management cull at all levels and save the Partnership at a stroke a heap of money on unnecessary costs. Disengage the Partnership from very weak and ineffective “leaders”. It would reduce the very high turnover in branch partners who are overworked and under appreciated and give partners a difficult decision to make on whether to stay or leave. However, a change is as a good as a rest.

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There is nothing organized in Waitrose. The culture stinks. No one has a clue what to do at all levels in the branch. It’s run on a wing and a prayer basis. The culture is based on being on 3,4 or 5 different places at the one time, even that isn’t good enough for partners on your level and management partners. You are surrounded by zombie partners. Managers ask stupid questions: why is this not done? How long is going to take? If I was able to work in multiple locations at the one time I wouldn’t be working for Waitrose. It’s hopelessly unorganized.

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Applying online or having a relative already there usually helps

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The pension scheme is the best on the market it’s actually Robert Maxwell pensions ltd

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Yes they are as good as men as long as the customer service is very good and able to lift properly after been trained, to avoid injury's. Equality is important and no one should be treated differently but must follow procedure.

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It was nerve-wracking however they did help you through it and be as vocal as possible to break it down so it was as easy and understandable

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