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J D Wetherspoon Overview

Watford, East of England, England
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (JDW)
Casual Restaurants
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors

McDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lidl

JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland.

Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979.

Today, Tim and the company run over ... Read more

Mission: The company seeks to develop staff through effective and award-winning training and development, through a positive working environment and, of course, by means of a decent pay packet.

Every year, thousands of staff complete one or more training courses, not ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#18)

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

  • "A decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Loughborough, England
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Loughborough, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fast paced, fun company that can be very hard work. Free food for all staff, employee share options after 18 months service, 28 days holiday and a raft of other benefits. A good employee promise that aims to look after the staff and ensure a decent work-life balance. A wide ranging training scheme and options for Apprenticeships. Good industry pay rates and bonus schemes

    Cons

    The employee promise is only as good as the pub manager implementing it. There are good managers and bad managers... Once you have reached either pub manager or kitchen manager, there are few options for further progression, although both positions pay well for the industry.

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J D Wetherspoon Photos

J D Wetherspoon photo of: Wetherspoon celebrate raising £16 million for nominated charity CLIC Sargent
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A hotel room in our first Dublin hotel, The Old Borough
J D Wetherspoon photo of: The beer garden at The Royal Victoria Pavillion
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A display of more than 9.000 cascading poppies on the front of our pub The Regent, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield
J D Wetherspoon photo of: An aerial view of The Velvet Coaster
J D Wetherspoon photo of: Beer Festival real-ale barrel display at the Potter's Wheel, Swansea
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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Bar Tender Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.

    Interview

    Not difficult. Make sure that you have your cv with you and that you also bring any certificates you may have. Like academic qualifications or any food safety certifications and include your background in pub industry.

    Interview Questions

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Company Updates

  • Did you know that if your 17 and in full time education you can work in one of our pubs part time? There is also great opportunity to transfer around our UK pubs if you decide to go to University. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIO0L. Visit our career page....

    The end of part-time jobs is nigh, think tank warns

    Summer jobs are becoming a thing of the past after a leading think tank found that the number of 16 and 17-year-olds working during their holidays has halved in the last 20 years.

  • Hear from Tom Sexton at the Kings Tun in Kingston on how to grab yourself a job in one of our pubs..... http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIhbH

    Beers, cheers and top careers... here's how to get yourself a job in the pub trade

    IT'S time ladies and gentlemen please, to find yourself a job in the pub sector. This week sees thousands of drinkers flock to the annual Great British Beer Festival to enjoy the UK's booming brewing scene. According to the latest figures, there are now over 1,700 breweries in the UK.

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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2019, Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Overall Winner, Loo of the Year Awards, 2018
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