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3.4
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61%
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74%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
475 Ratings
Pros
  • "salary very competitive for the pub trade(in 98 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and contract set to your needs(in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Much busier than your average Pub/Restaurant(in 143 reviews)

  • "Long hours with not enough breaks(in 135 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "room for improvement, needed"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    good salary for the amount of hours management work

    Cons

    long and antisocial hours, lots of hops to jump through to get simple things done, bias shift patterns causing a select from staff and managers being dealt an unfair hand

    Advice to Management

    need systems set up to make work hours fair for everyone, bias shift patterns constantly.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-21
  2. "Bar associate"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good for overall development

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in the job

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-15
  3. "not the worst, not the best job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good benefits, not a bad job at all for young people wanting to start a career

    Cons

    very hard work. work/life balance isn't the best.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-14
  4. "Brilliant company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Bonuses every month, Free man food, Free shares, great staff, great managers.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, not great gmh contracts to start out with

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-13
  5. "Fine job and good team"

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      Former Employee - Bar Worker in Plymouth, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good team work amongst staff members

      Cons

      Not enough staff to work busyhours

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-09
    • "Generally good"

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

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

      Pros

      Got stock bonus to prevent us wasting. Management were understanding and kind and didn’t let customers abuse us.

      Cons

      Shift patterns were weird, training wasn’t very interesting

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-09
    • "s"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

      Pros

      it is very reliable and interesting

      Cons

      lots of people and friends

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-08
    • "A great student job to have"

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      Former Employee - Bar/Floor Staff in Birmingham, England

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I really enjoyed working behind a bar, full training was given and I liked being thrown in the deep end.

      Cons

      Weekly rota changes made it hard to plan ahead

      Advice to Management

      Have more consistent rotas

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-07
    • "Kitchen Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

      Pros

      Monthly Bonus, Quarterly Bonus, Good Teams

      Cons

      Long-ish hours, but very flexible

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-06

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      It’s great to hear you are benefitting from the bonus scheme. Thank you for your hard work

    • "Spoons"

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

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good pay Part paid break Holiday pay

      Cons

      Late closes Open later on bank hol

      J D Wetherspoon2019-04-29

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for your review and best wishes for the future.

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