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  1. "weatherspoons"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    good training and development programme, plenty opportunity to progress, fast paced, busy, more than the national minimum wage, 50% off food while on shift and 20% when off for you and 4 others and bonus scheme when audits are passed.

    Cons

    ZERO HOUR CONTRACT....very long shifts!! not enough hours to go round!! To many people above you for example not just kitchen manager but shift leader and team leader so far to many people in charge at once.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring kitchen staff and give the staff that are already supposed to be in full time employment the hours also sack the zero hour contracts and give people actual contracts for the hours they need.

    J D Wetherspoon2015-11-11

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    November 18, 2015Senior Recruitment & Training Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we are really pleased to hear that you have lots of positive comments about the company. With regard to your hours, please take time to speak to your manager or Area manager about this - there may be something we can do to help.

  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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