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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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  1. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Bartender 

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

      Pros

      Lots of hours and overtime

      Cons

      It can get really busy

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-31

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      April 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for your review.

    • "Could be better"

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

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Make decent friends, have a good laugh

      Cons

      Pay is awful, there is no work life balance. Expecting to drop everything for them. 90+ hours a week, no progression no matter how long or hard you work,

      Advice to Management

      Respect staff’s need to have a life and give full time staff the correct hours not to all the parttime.

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-10
    • "Bartender"

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      Former Employee - Bartender in Taunton, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Friendly staff, good training, busy

      Cons

      Unsociable hours, a little understaffed on some busy shifts

      J D Wetherspoon2019-04-25

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thanks for your review

    • "Good people terrible treatment"

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

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more 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.

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-16
    • "Bartender"

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

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more 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.

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-15
    • "The position has its ups and downs"

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      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 for more 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 Wetherspoon2019-02-02

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      February 12, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

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

    • "Pretty much what you'd expect"

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      Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England
      Recommends

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

      Pros

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

      Cons

      - no tips allowed - inconsistent shift patterns

      J D Wetherspoon2019-01-05

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      January 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

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

    • "Bar Staff"

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

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

      Pros

      Good laugh, lots of friendly customers

      Cons

      Long hours and can be tedious

      J D Wetherspoon2018-12-13

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      December 18, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

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

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

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

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Increases certain skills include social skills and team work.

      Cons

      Unsociable hours and lacking wages

      J D Wetherspoon2018-10-07
    • "Average job but made great friends"

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

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more 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

      J D Wetherspoon2018-05-21
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