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Employee Review

"Hard work but good money"

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Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader in Leicester, England
Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader in Leicester, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Done 10 years for 'Spoons, 6 of those as a kitchen shift leader. Depending on the pub it can be really hard work but the pay is good as well as fully paid breaks and food allowance on shift.

Cons

No where else to progress other than kitchen manager which is 1 per pub and rarely the opportunity comes up.

J D Wetherspoon Response

22 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

Thank you for all your hard work and for your review. It's disappointing to hear that you feel there isn't any opportunity for progression. There are lots of exciting opportunities for both Kitchen... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good people terrible treatment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is relatively friendly and you get discount food

    Cons

    How this company can pay less than minimum wage in the trial period is a joke. Rotas are finalised a week in advance so no work life balance at all. Seem to be constantly short staffed and under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better work life balance and sufficient wages for your staff.


  2. "bar associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, 20% discount when in branch, 50% off on shift, good, fun and friendly crew of staff

    Cons

    sometimes very busy and short staff. Expected to do alot for the pay for under 21s

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time at Wetherspoon and appreciated the employee discount and our approach to flexible working. We wish you every success with your future.

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