J D Wetherspoon - Bar Staff | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Bar Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Cheadle, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts, All non-management staff are brill, bonus are nice,

    Cons

    Given the worst shifts for a social life to fit round uni, and nothing you can do about it when other staff on the same leave can have all the nice 9-5 just because they been there longer

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair

    J D Wetherspoon2018-11-22

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    November 28, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings, and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are improvements to be made at a pub level.

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    "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
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      "Horrendous"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • 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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