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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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  1. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Work, decent people, music in kitchen etc, nice food

    Cons

    long hours sometimes - 14-16 hour shifts if it went bad!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-06

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your review.

  2. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Tiverton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  3. "Wetherspoon kitchen associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Very good pay especially for young people, and very flexible hours to match a student's lifestyle.

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding if there is a lack of staff on. Staff turn over is incredibly high.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  4. "Good company, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% discount Good work experience for the field

    Cons

    Bad management Long hours Short breaks, if received

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  5. "Good first job; bad work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, can listen to music on shift, busy

    Cons

    Never get the rota on time, too high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours sometimes flexible good holiday pay training and uniform provided

    Cons

    no progression no raises too much work no appreciation rota keeps changing

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  7. "Experience at J D Wetherspoon"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Hitchin, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team work and pay. Other staff were friendly & welcoming.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, Weekly rota's were handed out very late most of the time.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-25
  8. "Basic"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pub management

    Cons

    Head office make strange demands

    Advice to Management

    Let the pub managers have a bit more freedom

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-21
  9. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 

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

    Pros

    Very flexible shift pattern. Decent pay Lots of opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Usually you work quite a lot of hours High turnover rate so you're constantly getting new people

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-26
  10. "Fun Part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Kitchen Associate in Falmouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, you know what you have to do to succeed

    Cons

    I guess it can be hit and miss with the staff you get sometime

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, Be reasonable, Don't put up with slackers and be the hardest worker

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-01
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