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J D Wetherspoon Bar Associate Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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3.5
71%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
197 Ratings
  1. "Great to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Downham Market, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant management and staff members

    Cons

    Wish had more hours so I could learn more at the pub

  2. "Flexible part-time job that's good for young people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free meals and lots of young people

    Cons

    can be understaffed and stressful


  3. "It is what it is"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - SOME of your coworkers - the discount - the craic - they source internally for promotions so there's upward paths available if you want

    Cons

    - the rest of your coworkers - screaming children - drunk people

  4. "Barman"

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

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

    Pros

    People are nice, managenment are nice, ppl buy you drinks sometimes

    Cons

    Customers can be very annoying

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  5. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, easy to change shifts

    Cons

    Some weekend night can be late finishes

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Chester, England

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good laugh and fun

    Cons

    It was hard work and times and sometimes people were rude

  7. "Works well"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    -shift flexibility - can transfer while at uni - regular work - like the staff

    Cons

    - management varies hugely - rotas aren't published very far in advance

  8. "Great Team"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great team and efficient service.

    Cons

    Sometimes not anticipating large local events

  9. "Surprisingly good and supportive"

    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 full-time

    Pros

    Great support from company and managers Guaranteed hours Good benefits

    Cons

    Abuse from customers Negative reputation due to outspoken CEO

  10. "Not the best"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Assistant in Camden Town, England

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

    Pros

    Good Staff & Discount On Food

    Cons

    Late Hours, Rude Management , Inconsistent Shifts.

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