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)
3.5
(based on 1672 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 1190 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
78%
78%John Hutson
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
73%
73%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
51%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
37%

Salaries

J D Wetherspoon has 686 more total submitted salaries than Costa.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Kitchen Associate67 Salaries
£8/hr
Bar Associate199 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager87 Salaries
£22,546/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista221 Salaries
£8/hr
Delivery Manager3 Salaries
£48,821/yr
Assistant Manager51 Salaries
£9/hr

What Employees Say

  • J D Wetherspoon had 64 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • J D Wetherspoon had 105 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Pub"(in 121 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 117 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 105 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 53 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 196 reviews)
"Pub"(in 195 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 91 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Bar Associate

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

Pros

Lovely staff Flexible hours Overtime

Cons

Can be stressful and can put you under pressure

Former Employee - Barista Costa Coffee

I worked at Costa full-time for more than a year

Pros

fun environment to work in

Cons

difficult to get promoted in small store

Job Postings

J D Wetherspoon has 138 more recently posted open jobs than Costa.