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J D Wetherspoon Associate Reviews

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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3.5
66%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
204 Ratings
  1. "Fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly, decent and is exactly what you expect.

    Cons

    Pay could be improved slightly.

  2. "Fine for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Occasionally get bonus pay, potential for career progression

    Cons

    Terrible hours, hard work, customers are all drunks and can be cliquey

  3. "It is what it is"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, Young staff, Weekly pay

    Cons

    Physical job, Shift work meaning late nights/early starts

  4. "Good job whilst at University"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fun working environment -Good online training for employees -Good benefits/perks -Good promote from within culture

    Cons

    -Customers -No music Online training only focused on Wetherspoons

  5. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Guisborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay per hour People you work with Bonus amounts Flexibility of shifts Management Etc.

    Cons

    Late nights Early mornings Shift patterns

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  6. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    The consistency of staff isnt great

  7. "poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good colleagues which made the long hours bearable

    Cons

    management was not well-run, should be reassessed

  8. "Job at spoons"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meet lots of people Good training courses

    Cons

    Late nights and early mornings

  9. "It's fine"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and half price food

    Cons

    Not much support or benefits for entry level positions

  10. "Not bad for a part time student job"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair management and decent employee benefits

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and travelling home after finishing work in the early hours

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