J D Wetherspoon - Well where do you start | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Well where do you start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts Staff working together Can make great friends

    Cons

    Really late finishes Middle management As a manager I was told where to go so I was moved many times to different kitchens. I wasn’t asked I wasn’t consulted and some of the area managers or unbelieveable, sly and thinking of their watching their own cause. Said they would take note and help but nothing ever materialised. Myself and one of my pub managers who we both no long work for the company had a great working...

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    Advice to Management

    Area managers have to work to the pubs.. not for them selves.. support more to acheive more.. not scare mongering staff to acheive their goals

    J D Wetherspoon2018-08-10
  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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      • 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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