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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Best staff benefits I've ever recieved (50% off food whilst working)" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (have done up to 12 hour shifts before)" (in 112 reviews)

  • "They reduced the hours in the contract to improve work life balance but in reality you are always there longer than your rotary" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Brilliant company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work hard to provide a lot of training for you, encouraging you to be the best you can be. It's great to be in a company that cares about its staff progress. Bonuses are pretty sweet.

    Cons

    It can be a very stressful environment. You do eventually get used to it though. There is also a quick turnover for a lot of staff. It pretty much can take over your life.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for management.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your positive review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are... More


  2. "Cleaner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Maidstone, England
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Maidstone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because it is a nice company to work for and everybody is friendly and nice to work with there

    Cons

    There is none o can really think of atall at the moment

  3. "Bar Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% off Food and Drink Inc. Alcohol

    Cons

    High Pressured Job. Customers can be aggresive

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for the positive feedback


  4. "Great employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Wells, England
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Wells, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay at all levels with regular reviews of pay yearly.

    Cons

    Hard work but it’s pays off! Don’t see why hard work should be a con though.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for the positive feedback


  5. "Bar Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere in the pubs
    50% on shift discount
    20% when out with friends and family
    Great personal development opp

    Cons

    Late night finishes and early starts

    Advice to Management

    Management of Associates could be better as it is always certain people who carryout the majority of the work

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for the positive feedback


  6. "J. D. Wetherspoons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entry job
    Carrer
    Discounts
    Socialable team
    Friendly regulars

    Cons

    Very busy
    Some irregular hours
    Some rude customers
    Few weekends off


  7. "Bar staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and contract set to your needs
    Discounts
    Bonus
    Good people
    Promotion

    Cons

    Early starts 6am on a Sunday!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bar Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in London, England
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are good as well as the pay and you get 50% discount on shift and 20 % off shift

    Cons

    Seems like if you are new they give you all the stuff nobody else wants to do and managers get free food on shift which isn't fair

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should eat free on shift other pub companies do this

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Sep 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your positive review


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - 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

    Lots of chance for progression and extra hours. Break times adhered to strictly

    Cons

    Long close downs. Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good company but tedious work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accomodate changing work shifts
    Provide a lot of training

    Cons

    Tedious work
    Pay could be better


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