J D Wetherspoon - Horrendous | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Horrendous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

    Pros

    Gained friendships. Money off food on shift. You're always busy..

    Cons

    Zero hours contract so one week I could earn an amazing amount and the next be so broke I can't afford transport to and from work. Taxis as I did a lot of late shifts. Management allow bullying to take place. Management are supposed to back you up if someone is drunk or rude etc.. but in my experience they haven't done this at all. Promised the world promotion wise and they gave someone else the job that was lined...

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    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't even bother giving advice it's that much of a joke.

    J D Wetherspoon2016-04-11

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    April 18, 2016Recruitment & Training Systems Manager

    Thank you for your comments, we will pass your all of them on for further discussion and investigation. Just to pick up on your feedback around hours, we do not work with zero hour contracts at all as a company, we agree a minimum guaranteed hours when we employ to minimise the fluctuation ...

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    "Business Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

      Pros

      Great work and co-workers. Challenging, but satisfying way to grow professionally . This job will stretch you! I enjoy the work but wait for the cons.

      Cons

      Management lack of people skills. Although good business acumen, management treats employees like crap. No coaching skills at all.. many have moved on because of treatment.

      Advice to Management

      Get a clue.

      J D Wetherspoon2018-05-15
    • "Good summer job"

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        Former Employee - Bar Associate in Portsmouth, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Was a good summer job where you meet lots of people in a fast paced environment. Training was good with very friendly staff. Getting paid weekly is also good along with discounted food.

        Cons

        The pay was poor and it was difficult changing around shifts. Dealing with drunk people is hard work and can get exhausting.

        Advice to Management

        Increase pay, especially on bank holidays and holidays. More flexibility with shifts and improving the mystery customer set up .

        J D Wetherspoon2015-08-10

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