J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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1,318 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay free food on a 4 hr shift(in 251 reviews)

  • "Good pay / loads of benefits / free food on shift(in 186 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours not for faint hearted(in 349 reviews)

  • "Some pub promotions are already earmarked(in 280 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice as a part time

      May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice atmosphere, free staff meal and drink

      Cons

      Lots of work during peak times

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 26, 2022 - Shift Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours and great progression system

      Cons

      Job can be quite physically demanding and draining occasionally.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work

      May 25, 2022 - Kitchen Associate in Brighton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Weekly pay Flexible hours Good staff discount

      Cons

      Work can get overwhelming when busy Closes can run over until quite late at night when busy

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      May 25, 2022 - Bar Associate in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Shares, bonuses, good company to work for

      Cons

      Varied hours, but get 12 hours at least in-between shifts

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun but tough

      May 26, 2022 - Bar Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Structured Good atmosphere Diverse group Considerate about other commitments (such as University)

      Cons

      Often understaffed due to upper management (i.e., head office) pressuring managers to reduce hours

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      good companty

      May 23, 2022 - Shift Leader in Urmston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      there are some good pros for the company such as:3 good pay/bonus incentive free meal on shift free shares discount to be used on shift or whilst visiting off shift

      Cons

      some shifts can be long with a very big missmatch of what hours you work

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      May 24, 2022 - Bartender in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good community of hard working colleagues Rewarding Very hands on

      Cons

      Zero hour contract Unpredictable work schedule

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      ovrall good

      May 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good frindely safe envuroment for beginning wokplace

      Cons

      can be hard long hours

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great job

      May 23, 2022 - Cleaner in Farnborough, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It takes time to get used to but when you do, It's a great job.

      Cons

      working early hours like 7 am.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good training

      May 22, 2022 - Shift Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall trading and career progression.

      Cons

      Depends on which establishment worked at.

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    J D Wetherspoon Reviews FAQs

    J D Wetherspoon has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 3,515 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at J D Wetherspoon to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, J D Wetherspoon employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at J D Wetherspoon. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

    71% of J D Wetherspoon employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated J D Wetherspoon 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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