1. "Bar Associate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Majority are younger staff Reasonable food discounts on and off shift Younger management were easy to get on with Flexible working hours Easy shift swapping Good bonuses Great discounts for other establishments Staff parties Good social aspect

    Cons

    Can be long hours on your feet Breaks are legal minimum Other companies offer better staff food prices/systems No guaranteed hours for entry-level staff unless you have been employed for a signicant period Rota could be changed frequently and without notice Often asked to leave early or start late to save money Forced to work 15 hour shifts during city events e.g. Six Nations Rugby Pay increase minimal with greater responsibilites

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    J D Wetherspoon2016-08-08

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 11, 2016Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your balanced feedback. We have listened to the feedback and items like guaranteed minimum hours have been introduced as an offer for all staff

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Business Manager"

    3.0
     

    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.

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    J D Wetherspoon2018-05-15
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Horrendous"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 up for me. Made me do kitchen training when it wasn't needed or even noted down. Expect to be spoken to like rubbish from customers, staff members and management. Very long shifts if staff decide to not turn up or get drunk the night before (this happens ALOT)

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    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 in hours.

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