Waitrose & Partners
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Interviews at Waitrose & Partners

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

Interview experience

Based on 2,382 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,348 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 2,074 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Waitrose & 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 4.

Interview process length
About a week
31%
About two weeks
26%
About a day or two
19%
About a month
14%
More than one month
10%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
57%
Group interview
50%
Problem solving exercises
47%
Phone call/screening
24%
Written test
20%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Waitrose & Partners

  • If you can read and write job offer forthcoming within 24 hours
    Shared on 24 January 2022
  • Applied online and passed the online assessment. Went for interview and we as given a written test of how you would sell to certain people then asked 3 questions which I thought were completely over t…
    Shared on 26 August 2021
  • I was given a place in Work Experience as I was working on the business for my Higher Business assignment at my Secondary School, so the staff were already happy with me applying for work experience.
    Shared on 13 August 2019 - Retail Assistant - Glasgow Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6JP
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Interview questions at Waitrose & Partners

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Have you worked in a Waitrose Supermarket before?Have you worked in any other Supermarkets before?What made you choose Waitrose?What can we do to help?
    Shared on 10 September 2018 - Sales Assistant - Hailsham, East Sussex
  • Mixed questions about what would have if this happened, what would you do questions.
    Shared on 4 August 2018 - Shop Assistant - Ely
  • What you know about the business.Why you want to work there.What is a thing that’s happened to yourself in life you’ve overcome etc.
    Shared on 24 April 2018 - Supermarket Assistant - Solihull

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Interview tips at Waitrose & Partners

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)51%
  • Formal (business suit)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code9%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Waitrose & Partners

  • Just be yourself in the interview
    Shared on 25 July 2022 - Sales Assistant - Otley, West Yorkshire
  • Jen up on company and its values
    Shared on 30 May 2019 - Shop Assistant - Uttoxeter
  • Be friendly
    Shared on 20 January 2019 - Shop Floor Assistant - Reading

The first interview at Waitrose & Partners

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed36%
  • Other21%
  • Other online job site20%
  • Employee referral9%
  • Paper application5%

How candidates received their first interview at Waitrose & Partners

  • Online testing then interview via zoom then phone call for offer of employment
    Shared on 11 August 2022 - Customer Service Assistant - Banbury
  • Online job application
    Shared on 24 February 2020 - Sales Assistant - Richmond upon Thames, Greater London
  • Through their website advertisement
    Shared on 27 June 2019 - Partner in Replenishment/Customer Services Team - Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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