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J D Wetherspoon Bartender Reviews

Updated 15 March 2019
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 53 reviews)

  • "20% of food and drink off shift" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, shift work, no work life balance" (in 117 reviews)

  • "Staff busy condition work life balance" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Current Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, nice atmosphere, easy to grow up if needed. Team leader position accessible in 6 months i would say

    Cons

    Pub job, late hours and drunk customer still to treat fairly

    Advice to Management

    Value more the advice of your staff.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    29 Feb 2016 – Senior Recruitment & Training Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review


  2. "Good people terrible treatment"

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    Current Employee - Bartender
    Current Employee - Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is relatively friendly and you get discount food

    Cons

    How this company can pay less than minimum wage in the trial period is a joke. Rotas are finalised a week in advance so no work life balance at all. Seem to be constantly short staffed and under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better work life balance and sufficient wages for your staff.

  3. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some lovely people

    Cons

    Terrible management, stressful and terrible pay

    Advice to Management

    Learn to remember students are young and inexperienced.


  4. "The position has its ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in London, England
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to start building career in hospitality/retail indsutry

    Cons

    Low pay
    Stressful
    No free food during shifts

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback, have you used your staff discount?


  5. "Pretty much what you'd expect"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England
    Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England
    Recommends

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good environment
    - flexible hours as a student
    - Understanding management

    Cons

    - no tips allowed
    - inconsistent shift patterns

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review.


  6. "Bar Staff"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good laugh, lots of friendly customers

    Cons

    Long hours and can be tedious

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    18 Dec 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings.


  7. "Comfortable and secure. Yet lacking in challenge, whilst promoting job apathy."

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
    Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Increases certain skills include social skills and team work.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and lacking wages

  8. "Average job but made great friends"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in York, England
    Former Employee - Bartender in York, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    met fantastic people, learned lots about real ale

    Cons

    terribly done rotas (you wont know from one week to the next when your working) also it was not ran efficiently. Menu needs to be halved and so does the drink stock. Can be very very stressful if you tend to be one of them people who actually care about your job.

    Advice to Management

    We needed more hands on management


  9. "Great for 18-21"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Exclusively my experience as I cannot vouch for another: Always understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Live a little, you deserve it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Former Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly good training
    Staff were professional and friendly
    Bar was well stocked

    Cons

    Short staffed
    Overworked staff
    Lack of management
    Lacking group morale

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers, put a greater focus on the job satisfaction the staff get.