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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.4
62%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
579 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learnt a lot about how a big pub works(in 112 reviews)

  • "It’s good pay, 28 days holiday a year 40 hour per week(in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours/Late shifts - comes with working in a pub(in 174 reviews)

  • "Some management tend to forget that running the pub from the office can create tension with associates(in 172 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "New lease of life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Shift Manager in Shepherds Bush, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career progression Appreciate schemed available for all grades Flexible hours GMH

    Cons

    Personal Security Heavy work load

    Advice to Management

    Increase personal security better cctv , more body cams and door staff that’s vetted

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-19
  2. "Enjoyed working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice team, fun job, good discount

    Cons

    No bonuses and not allowed to keep tips

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-17
  3. "Good pay and benefits. Hard work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Remuneration, training, Senior leadership communication, welfare of employees

    Cons

    Not very flexible shift wise for certain levels, Wage controls can leave pubs short handed regularly

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-14
  4. "Bar and floor work"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere Work environment is good Good benefits

    Cons

    Busy periods can be difficult to manage

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-11
  5. "Loved it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff are like family, fun place to work

    Cons

    Only join if you can deal with the unsocial hours

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-10
  6. "Above Average Part-Time Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Social Teams and Helps Build a number of Fundamental Skills i.e. Time Management, Communication and working under stress and is a particularly good part-time job for students.

    Cons

    Very Dependent on Management Performance in Terms of Enjoying the Work Can be Unreliable and Unsocial Hours

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-09
  7. "Best Job ever, go get yourself a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great management, good company benefits. The best place ever worked. Worked at a few spoons and each one has been the same the staff are great and the management are always friendly but professional

    Cons

    you smell of bear at the end of the night

    Advice to Management

    Better job page on the website

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-08
  8. "IT technician engineer computer developer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Chef 

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

    Pros

    friendly and helpful to each other

    Cons

    need more staff for the kitchen

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-07
  9. "Flexible Hours but be aware if you're $/hr rather than Salary"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager in Uttoxeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Hours readily available if you're needing the cash.

    Cons

    Heavily leaned on if you're paid by the hour, the salary managers love to rub it in 'at least you're paid for overtime'

    Advice to Management

    Delegate all tasks, even the office / preventative maintenance. Don't use your hourly DM's as an excuse to 'do office work' all shift.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-07
  10. "Great flexibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexible hours was able to work full time between university terms, and part time during terms (even have 4 weeks off for exams) Great fun team

    Cons

    Abuse from customers (sometimes) which could have more training on

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-06
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