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J D Wetherspoon Pub Manager Reviews

Updated 30 Jan 2020

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3.5
69%
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91%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
25 Ratings
  1. "Great career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for any hardworking employee Good pay Good bonuses Great support networks Lots of training and further opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance can suffer with you always being on call

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  2. "Great Company"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Salary and great to work for. Career progression is always a possibility and the company has done some great work in the last few years to improve the hours worked by management.

    Cons

    Tiring, anti-social hours. Very stressful when things are going wrong but the biggest buzz when they are going right.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-30
  3. "Hands on, demanding but enerous salary & benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary 40 hour working week 5% of your salary in free shares each year Flexible (to an extent) Company will put you through university Free food & a drink whilst on shift 20% discount when off-duty

    Cons

    Literally takes blood, sweat & tears from you Often not permitted enough staff, causing extreme stress and pressure Not permitted to employ door staff which can make you feel unsafe at times Too much focus on money and cutting costs, little time for anything other than running the operation e.g. training, people development Lack of progression opportunities when you reach Pub Manager level

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-09
  4. "Lack of Support to Middle Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pub Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay Structured company Apprenticeships / Training

    Cons

    Work life balance Too much emphasis on lower tiered workers Overall experience very dependant on line manager

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-10
  5. "Good pay and benefits. Hard work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Remuneration, training, Senior leadership communication, welfare of employees

    Cons

    Not very flexible shift wise for certain levels, Wage controls can leave pubs short handed regularly

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Never enough time."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Write your own rota, albeit having to work late shifts, some good perks. Build your own team.

    Cons

    Very late nights, constantly relying upon staff that don’t care. Forever recruiting to replace staff u willing to work and who call in sick continually. No time to manage absenteeism due to absenteeism.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "No pub manager promise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like shares Great pay GM very involved Staff liaison meetings

    Cons

    Micromanaged Under constant threat of disciplinary No input in running business Very stressful No work life balance Area management/personnel - all friends nowhere to turn for support Made to work when pubs are quiet - yet graded on it

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-09
  8. "Its a profit thing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in this industry to work for.

    Cons

    Some poor Managers at HO level covering themselves. Hours cut too far at pub level putting staff and customers at risk.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-10
  9. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Feeling like a number

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-08

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We are sorry to hear you feel ‘like a number’. You have long service with the company so it would be good to understand how we can improve things. Please have a chat with your Area Manager.

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  10. "Pathetic company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pub Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the Other BAR staff

    Cons

    Area managers are of zero help other than to stitch pub staff up. Pay is terrible for what you put up with. No overtime pay if you’re on salary just expected to do it. Bonus is now impossible to get while directors get 6digit bonus year in year out.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-05

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 21, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. If you would like to discuss further your feedback about your experience, please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

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