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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 22 April 2019
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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  • "20% discount on food and drinks" (in 56 reviews)

  • "20% of food and drink off shift" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "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. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus and promotional opportunity

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, can be monotonous, varies depending on the way the management work

    Advice to Management

    Communicate , action , and give staff varied shift patterns. I.e eve n weekends off in rotation where poss

  3. "Will be well looked after"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Living wage, GMH, associate promise

    Cons

    The usual working in hospitality issues

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the managers also feel the benefits of the associate promise


  4. "Bar staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Great fun place to work and usually you are kept busy.

    Cons

    Late night shifts can be difficult


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Lots of hours and overtime

    Cons

    It can get really busy


  6. "great pay and discounts availble"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    great pay and discounts available

    Cons

    very very long days and shifts


  7. "Bar/Kitchen Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay, 20% discount off-duty, 50% discount on-duty

    Cons

    Stressful workplace, Late rotas, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Post rotas 3 weeks early as promised, hire enough people, take care of your employees

  8. "Best job I've had"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong team that work hard so the job is rarely stressful despite being very busy

    Very well paid holiday days

    Flexibility with shifts

    Cons

    Last minute rota changes

    Occasional inconvenient hours (for example 15.00-23.00 which takes up both your afternoon and evening)

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the employee handbook more to ensure all staff are given their entitled rights

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Apr 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. It’s good to hear that you feel there is flexibility with shifts.


  9. "Good company with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    -Good opportunities within the company
    -Allowed me to work around education

    Cons

    -Long hours/Late shifts - comes with working in a pub

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Apr 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great that you had the flexibility to work around your studies and the opportunity to progress


  10. "Competitive for this industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple regular performance based bonuses and free shares

    Cons

    Pressure to make return on investment.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Apr 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your hard work and we hope you continue to benefit from the bonus scheme.


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