J D Wetherspoon - Brilliant company | Glassdoor.co.uk
Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Best staff benefits I've ever recieved (50% off food whilst working)" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (have done up to 12 hour shifts before)" (in 112 reviews)

  • "They reduced the hours in the contract to improve work life balance but in reality you are always there longer than your rotary" (in 32 reviews)

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"Brilliant company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Bar Associate
Current Employee - Bar Associate
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They work hard to provide a lot of training for you, encouraging you to be the best you can be. It's great to be in a company that cares about its staff progress. Bonuses are pretty sweet.

Cons

It can be a very stressful environment. You do eventually get used to it though. There is also a quick turnover for a lot of staff. It pretty much can take over your life.

Advice to Management

I don't have any advice for management.

J D Wetherspoon Response

23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

Thank you for your positive review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great People Poor Money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people and friendly managers

    Cons

    wage is shocking. £6 for what staff do is appalling

    Advice to Management

    Pay the same in all pubs. I have a friend who makes £8 an hour where I make £6 doing the same job as we work in different regions


  2. "Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Discount food on shift
    Easily progress to next level
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Overworked and underpayed
    No safety processions for starters resulting in injury
    Bad management

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