Waitrose Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Waitrose job interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

Waitrose was updated by on September 13th, 2022. Learn more here.

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Do you have reliable transportation?

Even if you're not expected to drive for the job, you will need to have some form of reliable transportation. If you take the bus or ride a bike, that works too! Merely share that you have the means to get to work consistently and on time.

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40 Waitrose Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Do you have reliable transportation?

  • 2. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

  • 3. How would you describe your leadership style?

  • 4. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

  • 5. We need reliable people on our team at Waitrose. Besides vacation and holiday time, how many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 6. Describe to me your ideal employer.

  • 7. How can Waitrose motivate you on the job?

  • 8. What are your salary expectations?

  • 9. How do you feel about performance incentives?

  • 10. What do you hope to learn from this job at Waitrose?

  • 11. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  • 12. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?

  • 13. This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for me?

  • 14. How would your references describe you?

  • 15. Waitrose conducts a two-year reference check on all of our candidates. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?

  • 16. Why should we not hire you?

  • 17. How would you describe your communication skills?

  • 18. Why did you leave your last job?

  • 19. After reading the job description, what do you like most about this position?

  • 20. Can you work independently, or do you prefer to be closely supervised?

  • 21. Working in a retail environment, you will sometimes come across rude customers. How would you handle a customer who is aggressive towards you or a coworker?

  • 22. Waitrose puts customer service first. How do you ensure that you always put the customers' needs first?

  • 23. What do you know about Waitrose, and why do you want to work for us?

  • 24. At Waitrose, we have a very clear return policy. How would you handle a customer arguing with you about a potential return?

  • 25. We have a strong employee honesty program in place at Waitrose to prevent loss. What would you do if you discovered that a coworker was stealing products or money?

  • 26. In this role you will be required to handle customer transactions. On a scale of 1-10 how strong are your mathematical skills?

  • 27. This position requires you to wear a uniform to work. Have you worn a uniform in the workplace before? How do you feel about this?

  • 28. In our retail stores, we take great pride in our merchandising and displays. Do you consider yourself a creative person capable of making an attractive retail display?

  • 29. At Waitrose, we firmly believe in mentoring our employees into management roles as they show potential. Are you interested in a leadership role with us?

  • 30. Tell me 3 qualities you possess that make you a strong fit for this position with Waitrose.

  • 31. This position requires a flexible schedule as we are open evenings, weekends, and most holidays. Are you able to commit to these hours?

  • 32. In a retail environment, staff turnover is often high. How would you handle it if your coworker did not show up for their shift and you were asked to work overtime to cover for them?

  • 33. You will be responsible for a large amount of cash and valuable merchandise at Waitrose. What would your most recent employer say about your character and honesty?

  • 34. Have you researched our company values? What makes you the best candidate for Waitrose?

  • 35. Take me through your experience in retail. What was the most challenging position you have held? Which was your favorite, and why?

  • 36. At Waitrose we like to hire strong achievers. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  • 37. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  • 38. Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.

  • 39. What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it, and what was the result?

  • 40. Why is this job with Waitrose right for you at this time in your career?