Compare J D Wetherspoon vs wagamama BETA

See how working at J D Wetherspoon vs. wagamama 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. wagamama. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J D Wetherspoon

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wagamama

Employee Ratings

  • wagamama scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1684 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 326 reviews)
wagamama employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.2
wagamama employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
wagamama employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
3.7
wagamama employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
4.0
wagamama employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.3
wagamama employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
77%
77%John Hutson
CEO Approval
wagamama Ceo Emma Woods
92%
92%Emma Woods
wagamama employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
wagamama employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
wagamama employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.

Salaries

J D Wetherspoon has 1,360 more total submitted salaries than wagamama.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Bar Associate199 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager87 Salaries
£22,546/yr
Kitchen Associate68 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Kitchen Porter5 Salaries
£8/hr
General Manager27 Salaries
£35,766/yr
Line Chef20 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Pub" was the most mentioned Pro at J D Wetherspoon.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at wagamama.
  • J D Wetherspoon had 148 more reviews than wagamama that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Pub"(in 121 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 119 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 68 reviews)
"Good tips"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 197 reviews)
"Pub"(in 197 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 49 reviews)
"Split shifts"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great!"18 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Treasury Analyst

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

Pros

People in the organisation are wonderful.

Cons

None that come to mind.

Current Employee - People Team

I have been working at wagamama full-time for less than a year

Pros

from the minute i joined wagamama i felt so welcome and part of the family and did just fall in love the company. working here is like no where i have ever worked before, from the amazing food,... restaurants and most importantly people. wagamama have such a clear purpose and vision that it makes it so easy to know what you are all striving to achieve and how you are going to get there. i love that you are challenged to be the best version of you, given stretch in your role but also that there is such genuine care for your personal life and well being too.

Cons

if you struggle with a fast paced environment then wagamama may not be for you

Job Postings

J D Wetherspoon has 67 more recently posted open jobs than wagamama.