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  1. "A perfect student job"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work around your academic schedule Good work environment Friendly staff Fun atmosphere on peak nights in Lloyds Bars with the music

    Cons

    Late nights, might not start until 10pm and finish at 4am. However this tends to be for new starters. Once you become more experienced you will be given more hours if wanted Have to deal with rude and drunk customers Quick turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    Training should be more comprehensive, sometimes expected to know how to do tasks which may seem basic but needs some simple instruction the first time. However this is currently being worked on so should see improvements

    J D Wetherspoon2017-04-27

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 11, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for the positive feedback

  1. Helpful (6)

    "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
    • Helpful (6)

      "Horrendous"

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      • Culture & Values
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      • 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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