John Lewis & Partners
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Interviews at John Lewis & Partners

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at John Lewis & Partners.

Interview experience

Based on 1,581 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 1,556 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 1,328 interviews
About a week

Interview process at John Lewis & Partners

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
30%
About two weeks
26%
About a day or two
20%
About a month
14%
More than one month
10%
Most reported steps
Group interview
57%
On-site interview
51%
Problem solving exercises
47%
Written test
29%
Phone call/screening
23%
Least reported steps
Drug test
2%
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at John Lewis & Partners

  • Very tedious interview, I was applying for vehicle technician position and the amount of tests they put you through even before the actual interview day is so tedious and waste of time... Its like you…
    Shared on 23 September 2021
  • Assessment about different customer scenarios then a short basic interview. Tell me about yourself, why John Lewis etc. Also personal scenarios. When have you done multiple things at once etc. Easy i…
    Shared on 2 November 2020
  • Tedious. the usual why do you want to work here/why this company etc.
    Shared on 3 September 2018 - Operations - London, Greater London
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Interview questions at John Lewis & Partners

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • I went to one recently august 2021. You’ll have to introduce yourselves. Normally there’s 8 people in the group interview and split into 2 teams but in my interview we only had 4 people . The group i…
    Shared on 11 August 2021
  • What could you bring to the position.Are you a Customer focused person.Can you work as part of a team.
    Shared on 5 July 2017 - Supermarket Assistant - Waitrose Crewkerne
  • Competency based questions, previous experience and how well individuals work in a team
    Shared on 29 June 2017 - Customer Service Manager - Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Interview tips at John Lewis & Partners

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)43%
  • Formal (business suit)39%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at John Lewis & Partners

  • Don't bother
    Shared on 29 July 2019 - Warehouse Operative - Liverpool
  • Just be you!
    Shared on 14 July 2019 - Sales Consultant - Full Time - Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands
  • Be about the business, you're a partner so be proactive.
    Shared on 23 April 2019 - Driver installer - Solihull, West Midlands

The first interview at John Lewis & Partners

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed23%
  • Other22%
  • Other online job site21%
  • Recruiter contacted me9%
  • Paper application9%

How candidates received their first interview at John Lewis & Partners

  • Applied online
    Shared on 23 December 2018 - Stock management - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Initially set up through a charity that helps people find work who have disabilities.
    Shared on 1 November 2018 - Customer Collections Assistant - Norwich
  • Just applying on line in 2006 things were different as now they do on line assessments.
    Shared on 19 October 2018 - Customer Service and Sales Partner - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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