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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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486 Ratings
  1. "Good company with decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular pay rises, excellent bonus schemes (audits, secret shopper calls, beating KPIs, etc), thoughtful and high-quality training for management, staff are well taken care of with break entitlement, appraisals, on and off-shift discounts. Overall excellent career starter with possibilities to expand outside of retail if so desired (auditor, office jobs, etc)

    Cons

    Unsociable hours (sometimes negotiable), some 6am starts, some 2-4am finishes, stressful when understaffed, some long shifts, some without a break, customers can be problematic at times.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-17
  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. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
    • "Floor Associate"

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      Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent weekly pay and Flexible hours

      Cons

      Can be boring and less availability to work on the bar

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-22
    • "Brilliant company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Shift Leader in Durham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Bonuses every month, Free man food, Free shares, great staff, great managers.

      Cons

      Unsociable hours, not great gmh contracts to start out with

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-13
    • "s"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

      Pros

      it is very reliable and interesting

      Cons

      lots of people and friends

      J D Wetherspoon2019-05-08

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      May 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

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