Compare J D Wetherspoon vs Costa BETA

See how working at J D Wetherspoon vs. Costa compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at J D Wetherspoon vs. Costa. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J D Wetherspoon

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Costa

Employee Ratings

  • J D Wetherspoon scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Costa scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2663 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1956 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
72%
72%John Hutson
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
64%
64%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

J D Wetherspoon has 2,075 more total submitted salaries than Costa.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Bar Associate369 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager234 Salaries
£23,407/yr
Pub Manager119 Salaries
£37,173/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista506 Salaries
£8/hr
Assistant Manager98 Salaries
£10/hr
Student16 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at J D Wetherspoon.
  • "Free drinks" was the most mentioned Pro at Costa.
  • J D Wetherspoon had 142 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 162 reviews)
"Pub"(in 140 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 128 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 257 reviews)
"Pub"(in 229 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 115 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Waiter/Bartender

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

Pros

Nice managers who offer support and are flexible around exams and coursework etc. free meal every shift plus 50% off any food you order on top of that. Our managers would always let us order for for... half off before the end of our shift to take home which was useful as a student.

Cons

the customers but that can't be helped

Current Employee - Barista

I have been working at Costa part-time for more than a year

Pros

Great team energy decent pay for the job plenty of pathways to go down to improve if you ask for them.

Cons

Highly stressful when busy if you have a bad team, your life will be hell, like any job really.

Advice to Management

No advice, my management has been stella.

Job Postings

Costa has 238 more recently posted open jobs than J D Wetherspoon.