J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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3.5
66%
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79%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
668 Ratings
  1. "Its alright"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant/Architect in Cardiff, Wales

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

    Pros

    Free food, 20% discount, some expenses

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, unrealistic targets set by management sometimes

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-04
  2. "Pub manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Pub General Manager in Peterborough, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus Great staff Do my own rota Meet new people

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Target demands can be unrealistic

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-28
  3. "Great compant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and great pay

    Cons

    Hard to progress and some bad customers

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-27
  4. "Bar Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Staff benefits, such as discount and free meal and drink on shift Opportunities to progress Monthly bonuses

    Cons

    Unsocial working hours Drunk and disorderly customers

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-21
  5. "Good staff"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Drunk customers that were rude

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-20
  6. "Good place to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment, competitive pay

    Cons

    Never get many tips, but nothing apart from that

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-19
  7. "Brill"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wetherspoons 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay Good people Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours and rota is always different

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-18
  8. "Perfect for uni"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible. The team I worked with was very lovely and I really enjoyed it there. Was perfect for me during university.

    Cons

    Late hours and obviously working the weekend and a few nights a week.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-17
  9. "Great training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Sowerby Bridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    training and products are very good

    Cons

    be prepared to do the work of 2 people

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-14
  10. "Hard work - not a viable career without burning out."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It can be a fun and engaging job, the people you work with and the regular customers male the job enjoyable. The free food is good and staff discounts are useful. I'd recommend it as a part time or second job for a bit of fun in your teens or twenties. Don't let it become your 'career'.

    Cons

    As much as the company pretends to 'care' its all really about the money wrapped up in a pretend sense of 'team' or 'family'. Once you realise that you're selling a drug to people that makes their lives seem a little less dark and soul destroying then you have the truth of it. The pub trade is quite dark and seedy underneath and the recent press coverage has just highlighted how much Mr Martin only cares about his profits and not his people. Hours allocated are unrealistic and some shifts just aren't worth coming in for.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-26
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