J D Wetherspoon - Disgusting place to work | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. "Disgusting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers were lovely and made the job a lot easier (some). some regulars were nice but this was rare as most customers were the worst type of person.

    Cons

    Horrible managers, vile hours for a company that closes at midnight (4am finish?!), extremely challenging work and mostly understaffed but you would get screamed at if things werent getting done despite having half the staff required. also made you do extra work after clocking out and you were scolded if you dared bring up how this was unfair

    Advice to Management

    just leave and make it easier for everyone. ended up barred from the spoons i used to work at because someone i was was in a relationship with (who was a team leader) was involved in a sexual harrassment case, after we had broke up and i had already left the company. he got moved to a different wetherspoons and got a promotion whilst when i went back into the pub i was barred for ever being involved with him despite not...

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    J D Wetherspoon2018-06-15
  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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      • Work/Life Balance
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      • 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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