J D Wetherspoon - Not a very rewarding career choice | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not a very rewarding career choice"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pub Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very structured operationally Free management feeding Training in essence is generally good

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations with a outlook that 1 size fits all Will implement new procedures ie SOPs then change them a week later. Culture of fear and Paranoia. Doesn’t matter how hard you have worked to the senior management area and regional it’s about if they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Tim and his political meddling

    J D Wetherspoon2018-11-21

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    November 28, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.

  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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      • 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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