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 2,443 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,428 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 2,138 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

  • Quick, easy and simple. Asking the right questions and very brief.
    Shared on 4 October 2022 - Customer Service - Home Based
  • 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
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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%
  • Other22%
  • Other online job site19%
  • 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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