J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated 26 Apr 2020

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3.3
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
54 Ratings
  1. "Not awful"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GMH contract, so you know you'll be getting certain hours each week

    Cons

    Management are forced to only care about profit, long shifts and late nights with not a lot of room for flexibility

    J D Wetherspoon2019-02-24

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    March 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your comments and if you would like to speak to us about your shifts please contact us PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  2. "Horrible."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Kitchen Associate in Haverfordwest, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for less than a year

    Pros

    There is never a dull moment, always working.

    Cons

    Staff were extremely unprofessional by breaking staff rules. They see you as a number, not as someone who needs money to pay bills. Very mismanaged.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-02
  3. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  5. "Kitchen Assosciate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    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.

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  7. "Kitchen Associate at JD Wetherspoon"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-15

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 23, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback.

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "horrible experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Blackburn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    discounts - 20% after shifts all over the country

    Cons

    constantly understaffed, no chance to take an unpaid break, no chance to finish tasks on time, the pressure to work after clocking out from the system

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-23

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 8, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

    It is a real shame to hear your experience was unsatisfactory. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.

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