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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 15 January, 2019
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 52 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 116 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 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Brilliant company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work hard to provide a lot of training for you, encouraging you to be the best you can be. It's great to be in a company that cares about its staff progress. Bonuses are pretty sweet.

    Cons

    It can be a very stressful environment. You do eventually get used to it though. There is also a quick turnover for a lot of staff. It pretty much can take over your life.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for management.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct, 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your positive review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are... More


  2. "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    bonuses, free shares, free meal on shift

    Cons

    long hours, shift work, no work life balance

  3. "Good money but hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Pay
    - People you work with/the team
    - Discount

    Cons

    - Very hard work
    - Much busier than your average Pub/Restaurant


  4. "Good progression"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Hours to work around you
    Nice people
    Bonus
    Holiday pay

    Cons

    Long hours with not enough breaks
    I order system


  5. "Wetherspoons"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent. I enjoy bar work anyway and my colleagues are great

    Cons

    Would like more hours. Seem to keep hiring more staff and then the current staff are left with no hours


  6. "What an amazing place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff
    Current Employee - Bar Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Brilliant staff banter
    Lots of charity opportunities
    Very sociable
    Enhanced pay after 12am
    Many more Pro's

    Cons

    Would love to work more hours, but due to budgeting that's currently not possible

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work


  7. "Pretty much what you'd expect"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - good environment
    - flexible hours as a student
    - Understanding management

    Cons

    - no tips allowed
    - inconsistent shift patterns

  8. "Amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at weatherpersons for 2 , almost 3 years. Had an amazing time learning the trade and building relationships with the regulars and co workers/managers. This is specific to my branch, however know other weatherpersons in the area with similar cultures. Flexible shifts if a good worker, good discount in all branches and attitude of constant self improvement with skills that are transferable in any business.

    Cons

    Sometimes the drive for success from head office, with new incentives and ideas can improve some areas, however if specific branches arnt making enough to fund extra staff, the options left are leaving later on closes to ensure all jobs (new and old) are done, or all jobs are done to a lesser standard where staff leave earlier. Requires Extremely high motivation to complete with quality in specific time frame.


  9. "Barman"

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    Current Employee - Barman in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Barman in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible timing and good culture

    Cons

    Pay could be better for what we have to deal with


  10. "Great flexibility whilst studying degree"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The hourly rate is better than most.
    Easily work round other commitments

    Cons

    work gets busy over the festive period, be prepared to miss out on social life