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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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509 Ratings
  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 

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

    Pros

    Shares, discount, good wage, bonus, pension, free meals on shift, health plan

    Cons

    High pressure for some, constant targets to meet

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on food delivery times and more on food being prepared to a correct spec, the rush to get food out puts staff under too much pressure and is unnecessary

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-21
  2. "Basic"

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      Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Bristol, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Flexible hours and good pub management

      Cons

      Head office make strange demands

      Advice to Management

      Let the pub managers have a bit more freedom

      J D Wetherspoon2019-07-21
    • "Mossy Well"

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        Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Discount, Friendly atmosphere, Sociable team

        Cons

        Troublesome customers (Drunk, Violent, Can be very rude)

        J D Wetherspoon2019-07-19
      • "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
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        "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
      • "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
      • "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
        • "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
        • "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
        • "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
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