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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
632 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learnt a lot about how a big pub works(in 117 reviews)

  • "Good pay for people just starting(in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and unsociable hours(in 189 reviews)

  • "Depending on the size of the pub it could be difficult to move up career wise(in 185 reviews)

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  1. "good place part time"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, very flexible to students

    Cons

    awkward hours sometimes, very fast paced

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-24
  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Carlow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    Very Busy on the weekends

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-23
  3. "Kitchen Review"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    - High staff turnover often affected team atmosphere. Hard to connect with a close-knit team.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-21
  4. "Plenty of opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities for hard working employees, there is no limit on how far you can go within the company if your willing to put the hours and work in.

    Cons

    Often left feeling like finishing on time or having a break is not acceptable.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-18
  5. "Great company but hard work"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, free food on shift, free shares after 18 months and good breaks.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed and rude customers at times.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-15
  6. "Happy staff, happy life"

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

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

    Pros

    Spoons, great place to work for, perfect for students, flexible working hours across the day. If you want a sit down 9-5 life this isn’t the job for you. Bonuses, above minimum wage, max 10 hour shifts, min of 12 hours rest before your next shift. Work hard and be rewarded. After years in the company leaving now would be a waste. Great progressional route

    Cons

    Newbies get thrown in the deep end

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-13
  7. "Excellent company for teens and associates"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great online training Lots of benefits such as free meals, paid breaks, and holiday days Opportunity to rise through the ranks

    Cons

    Heavy workload depending on location

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-14
  8. "Bar Shift Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Good staff, flexible, friendly, nice

    Cons

    Not enough staff, stressful, unhealthy

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-13
  9. "Good Place to work but difficult to go higher in the career"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Boston, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really easy to get a footing on how to do the job. Generally most people in the job are young and around similar ages making it easy to get along with, even if you're a bit older everyone get's along really well with everyone.

    Cons

    Depending on the size of the pub it could be difficult to move up career wise. If it's a small pub generally any staff that have made it to manager stay there making it along time before you can go to the next level.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-12
  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager (Grade IV) in Wolverhampton, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Really good for progression

    Cons

    Sometimes more about who you know

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-11

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