Waitrose prides itself on a balance of work and social life, which was obvious from the beginning. The job comes with a great social aspect as everyone is very friendly and enthusiastic, and there are many opportunities to be involved in work trips/events (e.g. thorpe park). The company is also very flexible for students or difficult availabilities.
The staff here are very welcoming and fun, and every one gets involved in events outside of work, such as birthdays and celebrations. You will find a variety of ages and backgrounds in each department. Likewise, customers are usually polite and cheerful.
Training is thorough and the company makes it clear to you what their goals are and how you can make the most of your time there by helping different projects.
There are many benefits to working with the company, such as ticket subsidies and social events, as well as discount in store and in the staff canteen, and managers are always helpful in sorting any personal issues and encourage further training.
Friendly; flexible; salary; discounts
Can be repetitive; lots of training