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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. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager 

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

    Pros

    Meeting friends, work-life balance

    Cons

    Long hours, underpay, could be better support and career growth

    Advice to Management

    pay more

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-02
  2. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    weekly pay is really good

    Cons

    long shifts are very annoying

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  3. "Varies massively between pubs"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in central London the pay is good. quick career progression

    Cons

    Most pubs are always short staffed so everyone is over-worked. Salaried managers end up doing a lot of overtime and struggle to get the hours back so are essential doing unpaid work. You don't have the time or energy to do anything with days off = miserable/exhausted staff = poor customer service. In every pub I worked in for the company most policies were broken and most managers seriously lack people skills, good... communication and even the slightest bit of empathy towards both employees and customers. Rota's sometimes not put out till the day before (not at all pubs)

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    Advice to Management

    It pays to be nice. If more care was shown towards employees and the employee promise was kept then they would be happy at work and the company would have a lower staff turn over.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-30
  4. "Come si come sa"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay. Fairly generous employee discount.

    Cons

    Long shifts, with breaks often being given 2 hours into an 8-12 hour shift.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-29
  5. "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression, pay, benefits, the team and friendly

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, staffing levels, rude customers

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-14
  6. "Busy biut fun"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a good training program, the team are fun & you get discounts

    Cons

    Long hours Busy all the time

    Advice to Management

    Allow drinking

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-28
  7. "good"

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

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

    Pros

    good money and good environment

    Cons

    working hours and management aren't too good

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-13
  8. "Its quick money"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its easy Most of the people you work with are friendly and helpful Weekly pay Can be really flexible

    Cons

    You can be treated nicely by one manager and really badly by another The customers seem to look down on you Can be really unsociable hours Anyone above associate will get you to do anything they don't want to do Team leaders will try to act like managers While you are trained on the go, its not always taught the same information thats in the official book There is CLEAR favouritism

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-27
  9. "Meh overall. Don't stay here forever"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Team Leader in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunches - Decent pay if you're young but it's not a viable option long term -Good bonuses but only if your pub is profitable

    Cons

    -Stress -Long hours -Childish "high school clique" culture in some pubs but not all -Always under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Work on shift with staff more often and actually get to see what it's like in the fray. We're not moaning about long hours and understaffing for no reason

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-27
  10. "Friendly staff, flexible hours"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Brighton, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours. t .

    Cons

    Customers, short staffed. t t

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-11

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your efforts and best wishes for the future.

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