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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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3.4
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62%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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483 Ratings
Pros
  • "salary very competitive for the pub trade(in 98 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and contract set to your needs(in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Much busier than your average Pub/Restaurant(in 143 reviews)

  • "Long hours with not enough breaks(in 135 reviews)

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  1. "Kitchen staff"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Wallasey, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours are available

    Cons

    Not many hours of work

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-24

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. We know flexible working patterns are really important to our staff. It’s great to know this is working for you.

  2. "Shift manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus Good training Easy progression

    Cons

    Drunk customers Hour cuts Wants more for less

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-14
  3. "Duty manager"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Chard, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great sociable and friendly environment

    Cons

    Can work long and unsociable hours

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-13
  4. "Great. Just slightly rough around the edges."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lymington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The incentives over time and the competitive pay is more than enough to deter anyone from going to a rival.

    Cons

    It can be challenging at certain times, but again I think this happens industry wide.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-12
  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay for people just starting

    Cons

    Under staff issues making work stress

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-06
  6. "enjoyment"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Dunstable, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meeting all types of people and enjoy my team of colleagues

    Cons

    some customers can be quite rude

    Advice to Management

    the hours should be on a more stable rota I can work start shift , mid shift and finish shift all in one week

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-07
  7. "Lloyd’s Wetherspoons *****"

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    Former Employee - Bar and Advanced Associate in Carlisle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I spent around 10/11 months working at Wetherspoons, I spent my first 3 months working on the floor as I was under 18 and then stared to work on bar shortly after turning 18. I would recommend this job to anyone, I have made so many friends and would consider them to be my best friends over the past year and would have stayed for longer if I could. My only reason for leaving was due to my living arrangements. Managers...

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    Cons

    There are no cons that I could think of for this job

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-05
  8. "Fun as a part time job"

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      Former Employee - Waitress 

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Half price food friendly staff always busy

      Cons

      Long hours unfriendly bossy management did not book holiday off asked for

      J D Wetherspoon2019-06-11
    • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Associate 

        I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

        Pros

        Pay is very good and get bonus

        Cons

        Shifts didn’t suit me during night

        J D Wetherspoon2019-05-28
      • "Great place to work while studying"

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        Former Employee - Bartender 

        I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

        Pros

        Fantastic environment, friendly staff and friendly regulars.

        Cons

        Often understaffed! The job requires a great deal of patience sometimes.

        J D Wetherspoon2019-05-28
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