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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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542 Ratings
  1. "Enjoyable job for young people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the team. Learnt a lot about how a big pub works. Good benefits and discounts

    Cons

    Unsociable hours. Customers can get disgruntled

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-27
  2. "Little Respect"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of my colleagues got the job with no former work experience.

    Cons

    Managers often treat staff poorly, poor wages, closing shifts always ran over due to chronic and deliberate understaffing, no free staff meals which I have had in every other pub I have worked in. Honestly the most soul destroying job I have had, other busy bars and pubs I have worked in have paid better, offered better benefits, and treated staff with respect.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-11
  3. "Chilled company, great staff"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff were all very easy going and friendly, it was a very chilled atmosphere.

    Cons

    Rotas weren't always up very early before shifts.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-28
  4. "OK but long hours and low wage"

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    Former Employee - Bartender 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Manager and staff were great to work with. Got to know the regulars well

    Cons

    Low wage and long hours

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-10
  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Ramp Duty Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team environment Well paid

    Cons

    Long unsociable hours with constant weekend working

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-26
  6. "Review headline l."

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    Current Employee - Waiter in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monthly / quarterly bonuses.Pay is weekly

    Cons

    Pay isn’t the best , busy hours are usually understaffed

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-26
  7. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-25
  8. "Interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Team Leader 

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

    Pros

    - Most staff were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    - extremely tough (physically) work during busy periods (meeting 10min food times) - long hours (especially on the close/open) - Pretty bad pay - Disorganised (the one I was at anyway)

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-06
  9. "Bar tender"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Blackpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time goes quick while serving

    Cons

    Busy environment sometimes makes things difficult

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  10. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make great friends Weekly pay Very flexible Paid holiday and sick leave Camaraderie

    Cons

    Long hours with a max. 45 minute break Rude customers Stretched thin at times

    Advice to Management

    Train ALL staff to high level so that lesser staff don’t rely on the hard work of other colleagues

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-03
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