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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2019

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3.4
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74%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
542 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, tips, bonus potential

    Cons

    Dealing with obnoxious customers all day every day

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  2. "Great career"

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    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for any hardworking employee Good pay Good bonuses Great support networks Lots of training and further opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance can suffer with you always being on call

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  3. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, bonus schemes and very busy, faced paced environment to work in. Also a great sociable job which allows you to interact with a wide range of people.

    Cons

    Having to work weekends and Holidays.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-19
  4. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Gatwick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips Good salary Fixed contracted hours Easy to get to

    Cons

    Long shifts Night hours Need an airport pass (can be tricky to get) Sometimes short staffed

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  5. "Excellent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and progression opportunities. Management always keen to train and company always looking to improve staff through training and support. Good bonus scheme and shares incentives

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tough during busy periods, but not much more so than industry competitors.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  6. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Tiverton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  7. "Good Part time Uni work"

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

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

    Pros

    Bonus's and fab! Training is really good Security of the job Friendly team and management Good progression oppertunities No discrimination

    Cons

    Strssful environment, regularly understaffed, the company is always trying to cut spending to make more profit

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-17
  8. "Brilliant company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    - Guaranteed minimum hour contracts - Social place to work - Good progression opportunities - Excellent training all-round - Flexibility for shifts - Staff discounts and food on shifts - Free shares after 18 months of employment

    Cons

    - Hours can be long but all depends on your availability

    Advice to Management

    Keep being fabulous!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-16
  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is ok, the people you work with are the best part about the job where every day is different. Company culture would be good if it was upheld in every pub (which it’s not). Training schemes are good and pay can be ok

    Cons

    Bonuses would be good if ever able to achieve them Under pressure to perform, blame culture when something goes wrong, long hours, shift patterns can be awful

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming someone else when things go wrong - teach people the right way

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-13
  10. "The life and times of a shift manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Training is first class you can progress as far as possible if you you are willing to put in the work

    Cons

    Long hours although the working week has recently come down to 40 hours

    Advice to Management

    It's hard going you have to work on the bar a d floor while still managing management duties like appraisals disciplinarys rotas etc

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-12
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