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Updated Sep 30, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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18 Ratings
  1. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    40 hour working week, great team, highly involved area manager and higher management. Fantastic pay.

    Cons

    High turn over of staff

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-09

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback. You’ve got some great experience working for the company so it would be good to understand your thoughts about how we can improve staff stability in your pub. Please have a chat with your Area Manager.

  2. "Has its moments"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Shawlands, Scotland

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits r getting better n wen working with good team, it's a great place to work

    Cons

    No social life, expectation to do extra hours without properly compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-30
  3. "Good pay, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Livingston, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meet some nice people, free food, progression opportunities and good pay.

    Cons

    Hard shift patterns, lack of communication from management team, lack of work rate from management team, made to work over and above your position.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time in the office and more time helping the staff as the job itself is hard enough without a mentor or a face to look to for advice.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  4. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok Work with Good people

    Cons

    Expect to much and once on salary you don't get paid for extra work. No extra pay for bank Holidays etc..

    Advice to Management

    Get the experience an get out

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-25
  5. "Best of the bunch"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Perks Pay Job security People

    Cons

    No menu input No product input

    Advice to Management

    Work as hard as the staff

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-26
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Shares, discount, good wage, bonus, pension, free meals on shift, health plan

    Cons

    High pressure for some, constant targets to meet

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on food delivery times and more on food being prepared to a correct spec, the rush to get food out puts staff under too much pressure and is unnecessary

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-21
  7. "Unfairness throughout"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job stability Well paid Good friends to be made

    Cons

    Never stick to their policies Unloyal Poor breaks No well being No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you prwCh

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-27
  8. "Will be well looked after"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Living wage, GMH, associate promise

    Cons

    The usual working in hospitality issues

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the managers also feel the benefits of the associate promise

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-11

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your comments. All employees are offered GMH which is really popular.

  9. "Horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, not much else

    Cons

    Long hours, no support from other managers, working overtime to complete tasks

    Advice to Management

    One team

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-01

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    April 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We are sorry things did not work out for you and wish you all the best for the future.

  10. "Competitive for this industry"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple regular performance based bonuses and free shares

    Cons

    Pressure to make return on investment.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-14

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    April 5, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your hard work and we hope you continue to benefit from the bonus scheme.

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