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  1. "JDW Birmingham Airport Terminal 1"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours if you want them. Training on the job. Opportunities to progress. Discount on food while on shift and minor discount off-shift. Mostly young staff, easy to make friends with colleagues. I would recommend JDW to someone as their first job.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Rota scheduled for 'close' but can start at 2pm and end anywhere between 10pm to 3am the next morning, then be expected in at 2pm again, up to 7 days straight. Management favoritism among staff. Sale of out-of-date or spoiled products if necessary. Low staff moral. Staff will actively try to make staff cry if possible and laugh about it later in managers office. Management Drama - Managers will have...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to the expectations they put on their staff e.g. uniform, on-time, hours worked, cleanliness standards. Stop consuming/taking home wet/dry stock and then trying to blame it on the staff when area-managers start investigating. Don't hide out the back (office) when the pub is extremely busy.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-06-29
  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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      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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