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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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3.4
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75%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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504 Ratings
Pros
  • "salary very competitive for the pub trade(in 100 reviews)

  • "Good pay, bonus and promotional opportunity(in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Much busier than your average Pub/Restaurant(in 147 reviews)

  • "Long hours with not enough breaks(in 142 reviews)

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  1. "Generally a good company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good Benefits are good

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Some AMs don't are about there staff

    Advice to Management

    Look after your managers more.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    - staff benefits good - nice team - staff looked after for pub environment

    Cons

    - late nights (though do get paid an extra hour) - busy , takes time to get used to.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-12
  3. "Stressful but rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Flexible hours. . Hands-on, fast-paced work. . Rewarding for those who show initiative and want to advance. . Generous pay for a bar job. . Enhances your communication skills.

    Cons

    . Long, unsociable hours with little to no assistance at times. . Can be very tight-knit so workplace drama can be a distraction. . Working in a skeleton-crew pub can be demanding, in which case expect to be asked to cover shifts short-notice.

    Advice to Management

    On-the-job training can be rushed or too piecemeal. Leading by example rather than delegating too much work for associates to do could increase morale and may provide helpful insight into different, sometimes better approaches to certain jobs.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-13
  4. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Redditch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible. Lots of rewards and benefits. Great work life balance. Fast progression. Lots of support. Well run and structure

    Cons

    Very demanding. Always need to be in ‘contact’ with the pub

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-12
  5. "Flexible"

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      Current Employee - Bar Associate 

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

      Pros

      Good Pay and Flexible Hours

      Cons

      Varying shift times from week to week

      J D Wetherspoon2019-07-12
    • "Good for short term"

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      Former Employee - Bar Staff in Blackpool, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Can have as many hours as you like, big teams where most people get along, progress from within most often

      Cons

      Those in higher positions seem to look down on other staff, a few lazy managers, very busy shifts

      J D Wetherspoon2019-07-11
    • "Wetherspoons life"

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        Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

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

        Pros

        Good hours and generally a good company to work with, with good benefits.

        Cons

        Might not be able to get a shift sometimes.

        J D Wetherspoon2019-07-09
      • "Bar associate"

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          Current Employee - Bar Associate 

          I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

          Pros

          Flexible working hours for students

          Cons

          Sometimes long hours, on bar or floor

          J D Wetherspoon2019-07-09
        • "Great for students, helped all throughout uni"

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          Current Employee - Team Leader 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Worked on and off along side uni for the past 3 years and always been very flexible with shifts and hours. Good progression opportunities if you are willing to work hard

          Cons

          long hours, busy shifts with no/little break time, late nights/early mornings, often tiring rota due to different shift all in a week

          J D Wetherspoon2019-07-07
        • "Great company to work for."

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          Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leigh-on-Sea, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Great team members, and amazing management

          Cons

          Some Customer can be unpleasant

          J D Wetherspoon2019-07-07
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