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Updated Oct 7, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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6 Ratings
  1. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, tips, bonus potential

    Cons

    Dealing with obnoxious customers all day every day

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with a good team Pays more than minimum wage- but you definitely earn it! Always hours available

    Cons

    At times the place is understaffed which can make work even more stressful, late, unsociable hours- but that’s expected.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-07
  3. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Warminster, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is like a family and 20% off food drink and hotels

    Cons

    Long hours an limited weekends off

    J D Wetherspoon2018-07-23
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Whitstable, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good team

    Cons

    Bar hours not good for sleep patterns

    J D Wetherspoon2018-01-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Team Leader in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is long term employment. Staff usually is employed on full time basis. Busy enviromet all year long. Employees are wonderful and hardworking people from all around the world.

    Cons

    different shift patterns and plenty of possibilities to work more hours especially hen business pick up around September until end of December.

    Advice to Management

    Management is well trained which is great to gain knowledge from but I believe that they need to talk to staff little bit more to avoid issues.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-01-11
  6. "A perfect student job"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work around your academic schedule Good work environment Friendly staff Fun atmosphere on peak nights in Lloyds Bars with the music

    Cons

    Late nights, might not start until 10pm and finish at 4am. However this tends to be for new starters. Once you become more experienced you will be given more hours if wanted Have to deal with rude and drunk customers Quick turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    Training should be more comprehensive, sometimes expected to know how to do tasks which may seem basic but needs some simple instruction the first time. However this is currently being worked on so should see improvements

    J D Wetherspoon2017-04-27

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 11, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for the positive feedback

  7. "2 Years In"

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    Bar Team Leader in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun environment, friendly staff, constant work, decent pay, discounts on food. Builds confidence and self respect. tips occasionally, constant meeting new and different people from all walks of life

    Cons

    late, sometimes unsociable hours, managers can take the mick or victimise if they don't like you for whatever reason but easily sorted if you go to pub manager who takes grievance seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility, speak to staff about issues, less moaning

    J D Wetherspoon2017-02-20
  8. "A job that is as good as you make it"

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    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours available- the better your pub performs, the more hours become available. Shifts are usually flexible, and depending on the situation you can often swap shifts with colleagues to make rotas more beneficial. Give and take- if you're willing to help out by staying later and covering shifts, the favour will usually be repaid leading to a more positive work environment. Training- the training schemes... are good for those with little to no experience in food hygiene/customer service. However there are extremely detailed sops and product specifications which are invaluable to learning and providing good service. Benefits- the on/off duty food discount is invaluable for those in a low paid role. Working in the pub, you know exactly what you are getting for your money. Upper management are very hands on. There is a general fear of area managers instilled in basic staff but once you realise they are just trying to improve the pub it is easier to work together. Very good starting pay considering low level experience required for most roles.

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    Cons

    Favouritism- personally I have seen there is a degree of favouritism which leads to some people getting away with behaviour or practise others would be disciplined for. Unsociable hours- with pubs that are open to the public from 8am to midnight most days (not including coming in at 6am to open the kitchen for example) it can be difficult to balance a life around the role. Promotion can be difficult due to space... available and needs of the business, but you can usually move to a different local pub to progress. The company want you to progress- better trained staff = more efficiency. As stated above the training is quite basic for someone with prior experience in catering, and very few managers are 100% certain of specs or sops. There are also some dodgy managers (as in any industry) but they rarely last long once HO find out what is happening in the pub.

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    Advice to Management

    Generally keep on top of standards, and nip problems such

    J D Wetherspoon2016-12-14

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    January 12, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings, and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are improvements to be made.

  9. "Bar Associate"

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    Former Employee - Bar Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Majority are younger staff Reasonable food discounts on and off shift Younger management were easy to get on with Flexible working hours Easy shift swapping Good bonuses Great discounts for other establishments Staff parties Good social aspect

    Cons

    Can be long hours on your feet Breaks are legal minimum Other companies offer better staff food prices/systems No guaranteed hours for entry-level staff unless you have been employed for a signicant period Rota could be changed frequently and without notice Often asked to leave early or start late to save money Forced to work 15 hour shifts during city events e.g. Six Nations Rugby Pay increase minimal with... greater responsibilites

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    Advice to Management

    Employ some full time staff and fill in the gaps with part timers/zero hours

    J D Wetherspoon2016-08-08

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 11, 2016Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your balanced feedback. We have listened to the feedback and items like guaranteed minimum hours have been introduced as an offer for all staff

  10. "Get on the ladder early or languish without a raise"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate/Team Leader in Hull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, diverse workforce, employee benefits, flexible hours, structured career ladder, secure and long term job prospects

    Cons

    Extra responsibility often given without any financial compensation or true gratitude of management. Unsociable hours, difficult customers & poor HR relstions

    Advice to Management

    The poor decisions if the management from a regional level to the individual franchises leads to a very fractured relationship between bottom level staff amd the hierarchy. The 'suck up' mentality which leads to poor members of staff being favoured for the more secure positions, over the progressive and entrepreneural characters who can strive under other business models

    J D Wetherspoon2016-03-16
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