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Productive and fun place to work
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hailsham10 April 2018
Productive days where you never find yourself not busy. Management were always great with helping with training and providing new tasks as well as assisting with tasks that may have been difficult for one person. Fun group of people to work with despite remaining professional for the customers.
Pros
Very good starting salary, chilled out vibes and friendly environment.
Cons
Small-team based, repetitive
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enjoyable
Shop assistant (Former Employee) –  Thatcham, Berkshire26 March 2018
i worked evening replenishing stock. this involved stock rotation and checking dates. The management were helpful. There was some lifting but full training was given.
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Good fun place to work
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire25 March 2018
Work at 20.30 finish at 7 in the morning
Work cages on shop floor fresh ,frozen & ambient
Very demanding and very busy store
Using the bailer setting up and resetting
Pros
Cheaper dinners and food shop
Cons
Long hours and nights
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very friendly workplace
Shop assistant and cashier (Former Employee) –  Dorset17 February 2018
Really enjoyed working as everybody was nice and friendly which made it a nice atmosphere to work in and always had work to do so i always knew what i was doing.
Pros
Salary
Cons
far to commute
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Very professional company to work for.
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Welwyn Garden City12 February 2018
Kept me happy and fully trained for my duration of the time spent working for their business. Also had a lot benefits that their staff could benefit from.
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Horrible place to work
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Harrogate, North Yorkshire24 January 2018
Theft high amongst staff and management are awful. Place is dirty and the shelf's never get stacked right. Health and safety risks with staff on nights high on drugs
Pros
None
Cons
Staff
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Very organised
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Okehampton, Devon23 January 2018
Lovely company to work for members of staff very reliable very friendly keen to train you up always avenues to go down with learning managers are very organised
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Stay and reliable
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leeds20 January 2018
Was a really good job, steady and consistent. Could easily pick up extra hours if you needed more money and also, it was relevantly easy to get someone to cover your shift
Pros
partner in the business
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Good part-time job
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire18 September 2017
Very nice colleagues and good management. Hard work and sometimes long hours. Sometimes get rude customers but not the companies fault, just the way it is.
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It's a good atmosphere
Shop Assistant (Current Employee) –  Havant, Hampshire10 September 2017
Waitrose is a good place to work, although for me it's time for a change as I have been there since I was 17 and now I am looking for a better job to accommodate my masters degree
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Fun
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Banstead, Surrey23 August 2017
Fun place to work with a lot of friendly staff and customers. As well as brilliant benefits such as discounts at John Lewis and Waitrose and the bonuses. It's good to be considered a partner not just an employee
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Enjoyable place to work
Shop Floor Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bedfordshire23 August 2017
Very good company to work for, from the staff, perks, and customers who you interact with. Always trained to a very high standard, and helps you become very confident speaking to customers and dealing with complaints or queries in a professional manner.
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Productive and a good place for part time work
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Weybridge, Surrey7 August 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with my colleagues. There was a very friendly environment and everyone made you feel welcome. I was able to improve my social skills as well as learning how to give good customer service.
The only down side to the job is that hours aren't very flexible and getting time off can be difficult.
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Busy
Operations Shopfloor assistant (Current Employee) –  Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire5 August 2017
Daily variety with a high speed tempo. Partners are friendly and sociable and the supplementary benefits can be of a great use for a variety of activities/interests
Pros
discounted Partner dining room, Discount after 3 months, Holiday pay supplement
Cons
very busy and somewhat chaotic at times
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Was Okay
Retail and Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chichester1 August 2017
• Developed communication skills with people of all ages, customers and colleagues
• Worked in small teams within a large team
• Developed time management and organisational skills
• Accepted and continuously sought increasing levels of responsibility for my work
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Worked here temporarily
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lincoln17 July 2017
Worked here temporarily. Whilst an upmarket store, some staff were very friendly, others were not. Was put in for shifts I did not accept. Very unorganised.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Unorganised management
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Lovely staff never feel over worked, treated with respect and as a member of the team
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  Formby6 July 2017
It was a great time to spend at Waitrose Formby, amazing staff that make you feel welcome and wanted you are treated with respect and as a friend, the team do what they can to make sure you are comfortable and happy in the position you are in.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Non
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Idea l workplace for a student
General Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Davenry3 July 2017
I really enjoyed ny time spent wokring at Waitrose, it was the ideal environment for a student to work in with very flexible hours and generous pay for that age group.
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A Fun and laid back workplace.
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) –  High Barnet, Greater London27 June 2017
Enjoyed working in an environment where one could liase confidently with managers. You were also given the independence and the chance to take control of the section you were working on (for example the Fresh Foods section) and were given the responsibility to input figures onto the system which would calculate future orders for stocks.
The hardest part of the job would have been in holiday times, when the environment was extremely fast paced, for example at Christmas. However, this time was also the most enjoyable, you were able to get stuck in and feel like an important part of the team, who helped ensure that everything would run smoothly at such an energetic time in the year.
Pros
Great workplace and a friendly, relaxed environment.
Cons
would be on your feet all day carrying heavy boxes, hard to pull around heavy cages, when aisles were busy it was hard to help customers and try to hit targets.
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Friendly staff
Shopping Assistant (Former Employee) –  Biggin Hill, Surrey26 June 2017
I worked part time at Waitrose while studying, everyone I worked with was very friendly. There was a large range of staff from elderly to teenagers and everyone got on great working with each other.
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