Assistant manager at Waitrose & Partners

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers or team manager.

12 workers in this role at Waitrose & Partners have taken the survey.

How much does Waitrose & Partners pay assistant managers?

Assistant manager at Waitrose & Partners
£11.42–24.47
Typical range
£8.97–17.42

Assistant manager employees at Waitrose & Partners are typically paid £11.42–24.47 an hour, based on data from 12 employees.

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What is management like for assistant manager employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do assistant managers think Waitrose & Partners head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    9% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Management is nice, all team are friendly, work is simple

    Worst thing

    It can be boring

    9.5

    Employee, February 2021

    • £11.72 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for assistant manager employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do assistant managers get of their shift pattern at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 18% report getting two weeks notice
    • 9% report getting three weeks notice
    • 45% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 27% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    56% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for assistant managers to book a holiday at Waitrose & Partners?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for assistant managers to take sick leave at Waitrose & Partners?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Waitrose & Partners managers change assistant managers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The hours I am allocated to work fit in with what I want.

    Worst thing

    Locating layout of stock changes

    8.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £14,800 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

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  • Enough training

    Do assistant managers get enough training when they start at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are assistant managers given support to progress at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from assistant managers at Waitrose & Partners

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  • Best thing

    Flexibility, the people I work with and the diversity of the role

    Worst thing

    Negative people

    8.9

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    The people that I work with.

    Worst thing

    Too many people who lack retail experience. Company is full of people who talk and don't deliver financial result, but never get held to account.

    7.9

    Store Manager, February 2020

    • Manages people
    • £49,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 34–44 years old

How Waitrose & Partners ranks

Waitrose & Partners ranks 10th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 8= EE
    7.0
  2. 10 Waitrose & Partners
    6.9
  3. 11= Three
    6.6