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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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113 Ratings
  1. "Wetherspoons life"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good hours and generally a good company to work with, with good benefits.

    Cons

    Might not be able to get a shift sometimes.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-09
  2. "Good Part Time Employer"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

    Good work perks Option for fast progression

    Cons

    Increasing responsibility without equivalent pay rise

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-15
  3. "Good place to start at"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Teignmouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training Easy jobs Great co-workers Benefits (free food, discounts for you and friends...)

    Cons

    Customers can be pain Starting at “4”hrs contracts even when applied for full time (however I’ve been upgraded to 28hr contract few months after. ) Personal life vs work balance (you locking up the pub two days in a row, finishing 2am and then do opens two days later at 7am? Messes up your body clock)

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  4. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% Discount when working and 20% when not

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-05
  5. "King and Castle"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, bonus if your organisation achieves inspection

    Cons

    rota less than 2 days in advance sometimes

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-08
  6. "It’s alright really"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Telford, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at my local spoons for 5 years. Good pay, bonuses are okay, flexible working I’ve got kids so this works out well. Always busy love it..

    Cons

    someone’s always ringing in sick so constantly understaffed 🙃

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-06
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekly pay was very good

    Cons

    unsoical hours but you are working at a pub

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-06
  8. "rigidly set management"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hourly pay in London flexible hours

    Cons

    a biting culture difficult to progress

    Advice to Management

    care more about workers and harassment

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-19
  9. "Bar/ Floor staff review"

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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    good pay, long shifts, flexible hours and proper breaks

    Cons

    Can get very busy at time

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-03
  10. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Bedford, England

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

    Pros

    Fun job. Get to make a variety of exciting drinks

    Cons

    Too much favouritism and biased decision

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favouritism

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-15
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