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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Best staff benefits I've ever recieved (50% off food whilst working)" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours above those contracted with no additional pay if in salary" (in 112 reviews)

  • "They reduced the hours in the contract to improve work life balance but in reality you are always there longer than your rotary" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Bar Associate"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are usually friendly people that work there, and a fun working environment. They also provide food and drink discount when on shift and not on shift.

    Cons

    You work very late, way past the closing time in most cases. The job does tend to give physical difficulties after a while, such as problems with your back. Safety in managing heaving things and standing up for long periods of time is quite neglected.

    Advice to Management

    Employ people who are friendly to staff, as well as efficient/experienced, as abrasion between staff is the commonest pattern i see.


  2. "An Interesting Experience Of Work"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    Former Employee - Bar Associate

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted food, paid online training, friendly colleagues. Chance for progression from Bar Associate to Pub Manager not unknown.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and clientele can be unfriendly.

  3. "Easy work when studying at Uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and easy money

    Cons

    You do get phoned on days off to be asked to cover. Rota changes last min without being told.


  4. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good wage and found the managers friendly and approachable

    Cons

    Training for me was subpar. Taught myself by watching,


  5. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Bar Shift Leader in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bar Shift Leader in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good training. Chances for progression. Fun Environment.

    Cons

    Awkward hours throwing you around from mornings to night. Very inconsistent.


  6. "People are nice but shifts can be long"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Friendly Staff
    Staff discount on food and drink

    Cons

    Poor training
    Long shifts
    Bad management
    Unexpected hours

    Advice to Management

    Better training should be provided on key as[eats of the job.


  7. "Cleaner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Nice people + atmosphere
    Flexible days off
    Good communication

    Cons

    Early start
    Can get weird customers

  8. "Good place for short-term job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    - High levels of customer interaction
    - Can turn hand to variety of roles (both bar staff and on floor)
    - Always busy atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    - High staff turnover
    - Lack of flexibility with part-timers (too many hours)
    - Often low staff numbers makes closing down lengthy adding hours into early morning

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more flexible with staff to increase loyalty and reduce staff turnover rates


  9. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible shifts
    Good if you're a student and look for part time job
    Weekly pay is very handy too

    Cons

    Unsociable hours
    It is usually understaffed


  10. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Courses, hours, discounts, profit bonus

    Cons

    Tiring, physical, weekend and late night work


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