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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2019

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Found 97 reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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40 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, management work just as hard as staff! Pay is very decent for just bar person, and the work atmosphere is always great.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours if you're on a close or early morning starts but this isn't too bad as you get free coffee!

    Advice to Management

    Relax a bit? Keep up the good work!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-17
  2. "Kitchen/Bar Associate"

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    Former Employee - Bar/Kitchen Associate in King's Lynn, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a large company and was offered a wide range or areas to go into while working there

    Cons

    They do ask a lot of you with 0 hour contracts so no solid hours.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-12-13
  3. "Kitchen Assosciate"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the wage is enough to keep you alive

    Cons

    Terrible wages, terrible perks, terrible hours, terrible management

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages, conditions, benefits etc

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-07

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    January 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience.

  4. "There's worse, there's better"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and can fit around university

    Cons

    Management, and can be hard to take time off around christmas

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-31
  5. "Kitchen Associate at JD Wetherspoon"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Otley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Friendly staff Good benefits Good online training

    Cons

    Sometimes long shifts Can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more freedom about shifts they can work, and get more staff

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-15

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 23, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback.

  6. "Great people but wouldn't recommend."

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    Former Employee - Bar/Kitchen Associate in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and managers who become best mates.

    Cons

    Pay could be better and the customers can be abusive.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-30
  7. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sheffield, England

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff Good hours Good experience for kitchen staff Good training

    Cons

    The management at junior level is terrible. Favoritism etc

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unappreciated"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The colleagues are friendly and it's an enjoyable environment to work in, in that regard.

    Cons

    When it's busy and very hard to keep to the ten minute food time you get so much criticism from managers for unrealistic demands.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-14
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Wirral, England
    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

    20% off food and drink whilst not at work 50% off food and drink during shifts E-Learning

    Cons

    Long hours, and don't always get your breaks. You could easily work 12 hours and only get a 45 min break for the whole shift. Closing shifts, you never know what time you will actually finish. Rotas are meant to be done in 3 weeks of advance, but never are and can change literally that day or the day before your shift.

    Advice to Management

    No communication with a higher member of staff. Would be nice if rotas were done every 3 weeks in advance and ask beforehand if there is a shift change is person can do it, rather than assume they can.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-08
  10. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Wigan, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    50% of food when on shift and 20% when not on shift. Set contracted hours of work (relatively new initiative). Recycles food; paper; plastic and metal. Regular bonuses based on hours worked and job title. Management are approachable. Regular training. Share incentive. Cheerful and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Hard physical labour and restaurant open till eleven, so sometimes very late to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ensure that equipment is in good working order to minimize accidents.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-12
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