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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

  • "Hands on, demanding but enerous salary & benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary
    40 hour working week
    5% of your salary in free shares each year
    Flexible (to an extent)
    Company will put you through university
    Free food & a drink whilst on shift
    20% discount when off-duty

    Cons

    Literally takes blood, sweat & tears from you
    Often not permitted enough staff, causing extreme stress and pressure
    Not permitted to employ door staff which can make you feel unsafe at times
    Too much focus on money and cutting costs, little time for anything other than running the operation e.g. training, people development
    Lack of progression opportunities when you reach Pub Manager level

    Advice to Management

    Lack of hours available can have damaging affects on staff's mental health.

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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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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Leeds, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Applied online and was working within a week. Really casual and relaxed. One problem i had was having the interview in the middle of the pub but just felt like a normal chat.

    Interview Questions

    • Tull us any experience you have   1 Answer
    • How would you deal with someone complaining their food is cold?   1 Answer
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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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