J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Assistant Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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111 Ratings
  1. "Good job to gain experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Free food on shifts over 6hrs, 50% off otherwise

    Cons

    Shift work can suck at entry level as you are less likely to get regular hours

  2. "A decent company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A fast paced, fun company that can be very hard work. Free food for all staff, employee share options after 18 months service, 28 days holiday and a raft of other benefits. A good employee promise that aims to look after the staff and ensure a decent work-life balance. A wide ranging training scheme and options for Apprenticeships. Good industry pay rates and bonus schemes

    Cons

    The employee promise is only as good as the pub manager implementing it. There are good managers and bad managers... Once you have reached either pub manager or kitchen manager, there are few options for further progression, although both positions pay well for the industry.


  3. "Kitchen Associate Life"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Kitchen Associate in Blackpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

    Pros

    The quarterly bonuses are the best depending on how your Pub performs. Staff are generally very friendly, but like everywhere it depends on the people.

    Cons

    If you struggle to work under pressure, that may be a con for you depending on how busy your pub gets and/or if you're lacking staff, you'll have to step up and do more work than usual. If you don't show your eagerness to learn new stations and improve you may end up being stuck on a role such as pot washer, which will drive you insane after a while. Management can be very strict depending on which pub you work at, as Audits affect bonuses it is only natural for managers to want everyone to perform the work to the best of their abilities.

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  4. "Good place but long hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Gloucester, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good teamwork and nice people working here

    Cons

    unsociable hours and working every weekend

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits of good discount and make new friends and feel like a family

    Cons

    Smell of the kitchen sticks to you

  6. "Good, competitive job."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Hoddesdon, East of England, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Clear path of progression, thorough training, free shares and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Long shifts and made to complete tasks above pay grade.

  7. "Great for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very considering of the students who work for the company; allow university students to transfer between pubs when in term-time/holidays. Also flexible with hours/days available to work.

    Cons

    Can become quite stressful and busy at times, both on bar and in kitchen.

  8. "Great student job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    20% Discount anytime, free drink and meal when working, great team that all help each other and get along well

    Cons

    will have to work weekends and evening shifts

  9. "Would recommend to anyone looking for extra cash"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Kitchen Staff in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very easy going environment. Decent pay for the work. Discount on the menu. Can increase pay and move up if interested in training and qualifications.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Decent pay for under 18.

    Cons

    No cons - had very good experience

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