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J D Wetherspoon Bar Associate Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.4
59%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
119 Ratings
  1. "don't work here if you have the choice"

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    they have really flexible working hours

    Cons

    everything, poor working conditions, feels dehumanized

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-18
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "Soul-Crushing"

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

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever - and that's being kind

    Cons

    Led to the worst depression of my life

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-03
  9. "Little Respect"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of my colleagues got the job with no former work experience.

    Cons

    Managers often treat staff poorly, poor wages, closing shifts always ran over due to chronic and deliberate understaffing, no free staff meals which I have had in every other pub I have worked in. Honestly the most soul destroying job I have had, other busy bars and pubs I have worked in have paid better, offered better benefits, and treated staff with respect.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-11
  10. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make great friends Weekly pay Very flexible Paid holiday and sick leave Camaraderie

    Cons

    Long hours with a max. 45 minute break Rude customers Stretched thin at times

    Advice to Management

    Train ALL staff to high level so that lesser staff don’t rely on the hard work of other colleagues

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-03
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