J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Oct 27, 2021

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3.6
65%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
1,074 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay Good people Good atmosphere(in 162 reviews)

  • "The quarterly bonuses are the best depending on how your Pub performs(in 140 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Expect to work long hours in busier periods and occassions(in 257 reviews)

  • "Hard work when working in a busy pub(in 229 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Wetherspoon Kitchen Review

      Oct 27, 2021 - Kitchen Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of incentives, bonuses and good pay with lots of opportunity to work shifts around your availability.

      Cons

      Management often disorganised and rotas often not published for the required 3 weeks minimum of rotas. Associates are expected to do a lot more work then necessary due to lack of staff, which was a recurring issue over years.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Workplace

      Oct 27, 2021 - Chef in Exeter, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunities within company to work

      Cons

      Not applicable , everything is good

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awful

      Oct 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food on breaks, usually

      Cons

      Don't care about hours. I was a uni student, so asked for 12 hours a week, as I had other commitments. I was regularly made to do 40+ hours a week. They will put on your rota that you will finish at whatever time the pub closes, eg. 1am, but it wasn't uncommon for me to still be working at 3am

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Part Time During Uni

      Oct 26, 2021 - Bar Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitve rate for students Flexible hours

      Cons

      Increased work hours during different seasons

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great partime job

      Oct 26, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good workable hours Decent pay compared to competitors

      Cons

      Longer shifts Continuous night shifts

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      KM Wetherspoons

      Oct 25, 2021 - Kitchen Manager in Evesham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food, great friends, promotions, discounts, local, well known and job security.

      Cons

      Unsociable hours, unpredictable peak hours and alot of hours

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Oct 25, 2021 - Shift Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and bonuses earn upto 25 percent of yearly salary in bonuses, free shares

      Cons

      Long hours, upto 9 days straight working

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Oct 25, 2021 - Bartender in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Looked after us during lockdown Easy job Good managers

      Cons

      Not much to be honest

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Oct 25, 2021 - Bartender in Royal Leamington Spa, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay for the work

      Cons

      Long hours and annoying customers

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Oct 25, 2021 - Associate in Ramsgate, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Good team Good benefits and discount

      Cons

      Late hours Can sometimes get too busy

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