J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Manager Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
115 Ratings
  1. "Good place but long hours"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Gloucester, England
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good teamwork and nice people working here

    Cons

    unsociable hours and working every weekend

  2. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits of good discount and make new friends and feel like a family

    Cons

    Smell of the kitchen sticks to you


  3. "Good, competitive job."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Hoddesdon, East of England, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Clear path of progression, thorough training, free shares and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Long shifts and made to complete tasks above pay grade.

  4. "Great for students"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very considering of the students who work for the company; allow university students to transfer between pubs when in term-time/holidays. Also flexible with hours/days available to work.

    Cons

    Can become quite stressful and busy at times, both on bar and in kitchen.

  5. "Great student job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% Discount anytime, free drink and meal when working, great team that all help each other and get along well

    Cons

    will have to work weekends and evening shifts

  6. "Would recommend to anyone looking for extra cash"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Kitchen Staff in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy going environment. Decent pay for the work. Discount on the menu. Can increase pay and move up if interested in training and qualifications.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Decent pay for under 18.

    Cons

    No cons - had very good experience

  8. "good job while at uni"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility of hours free food over 6 hours and 50% on shift discount and 20% off shift

    Cons

    not a job for life pays ok but just ok

  9. "Increasingly difficult"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good social aspects. Most staff well looked after. Always paid on time or earlier.

    Cons

    No real incentives to become/be a manager anymore, a lot of same perks as other staff. Very limited progression within company, higher positions like RCM appear to be unstable and short lived. Low profits relying on high volumes makes staffing difficult, means a lot of running short throughout shifts. Very difficult to train and maintain staff on the resources available.

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  10. "Busy"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff interaction, paid breaks and free food

    Cons

    Hard work and busy at times

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