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J D Wetherspoon Overview

Watford, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (JDW)
Casual Restaurants
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

McDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lidl

JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland.

Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979.

Today, Tim and the company run over ... Read more

Mission: The company seeks to develop staff through effective and award-winning training and development, through a positive working environment and, of course, by means of a decent pay packet.

Every year, thousands of staff complete one or more training courses, not ... Read more

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bartender in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    good fun, good management, fair

    Cons

    High pressure and made to feel guilty for spillage

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J D Wetherspoon Photos

J D Wetherspoon photo of: Wetherspoon celebrate raising £16 million for nominated charity CLIC Sargent
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A hotel room in our first Dublin hotel, The Old Borough
J D Wetherspoon photo of: The beer garden at The Royal Victoria Pavillion
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A display of more than 9.000 cascading poppies on the front of our pub The Regent, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield
J D Wetherspoon photo of: An aerial view of The Velvet Coaster
J D Wetherspoon photo of: Beer Festival real-ale barrel display at the Potter's Wheel, Swansea
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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Bar Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.

    Interview

    Applied online, then got a call within the week scheduling the interview, the following week.
    Was interviewed by a manager with someone else writing notes.
    Was quite chilled and friendly with straightforward questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why you applied?
      Important qualities To have when working in the customer service sector?
      How often you’re available and hours?
      How you’d get to and from work ( if you’re on a closing shift, you have to have be able to get yourself home)   Answer Question
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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2019, Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Overall Winner, Loo of the Year Awards, 2018
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