J D Wetherspoon Overview

  • www.wetherspoonjobs.co.uk
  • Watford, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1979
  • Company - Public (JDW)
  • Casual Restaurants
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

CompetitorsMcDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lidl
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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 850 pubs and hotels, spread right across the UK and Ireland. ...
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 only preparing ...

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

3.7
69%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
John Hutson
John Hutson
955 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 5 years

"Good vibes"

13 Jun 2021 - Shift Manager in Sheffield, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Free food and drink whilst working 50% off just before or after your shift (take a meal home) 20% off duty discount extended to 3 friends Good bonuses (pub specific) Good training and management

Cons

Can occasionally work overtime to ensure business needs are met, but this isn’t paid. Long shifts and often late shifts if your pub is a heavy night time trader.

Advice to Management

On rare occasions where salaried staff have stayed longer than required, pay them for it.
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Diversity & Inclusion at J D Wetherspoon

3.9
(490 reviews)

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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

Experience
Positive70%
Negative12%
Neutral18%
Getting an Interview
Applied online87%
In Person9%
Employee Referral1%
Difficulty
2.1
Average
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  1. Bar Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (United Kingdom)

    Interview

    Straight forward questions about why you want to work there and what your skills are.
    Discussion about your availability. I was called back the same day after my interview and had my induction the next day.
    Interview

    Why do you want to work in a pub?

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Company Updates

23 August 2016
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....
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The end of part-time jobs is nigh, think tank warns
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17 August 2016
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
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Beers, cheers and top careers... here's how to get yourself a job in the pub trade
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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2019Top Employers Institute2019
  • Overall WinnerLoo of the Year Awards2018

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Does J D Wetherspoon offer housing assistance?

...Uniform is provided for kitchen staff...

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