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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 6 Dec 2019

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3.5
63%
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75%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
588 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff Good hours Good holiday system

    Cons

    Stressful Can work alone if hours are tight

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-06
  2. "Good for students or people looking for experience in management"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work for it, you can be promoted fast

    Cons

    Regularly understaffed during busy hours

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-06
  3. "If you want a meanwhile job"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    They pay you on time

    Cons

    You might not get paid for your holidays even if you do it's peanuts

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-06
  4. "Yes jd qwetherspooons wpub frinks cdrunk"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Newmarket, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount. Very good for alcogol, getting drunk aTER WORK.

    Cons

    Hard work on eight hour shifts.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-05
  5. "Spoons"

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    Former Employee - Chef 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing that i can think of

    Cons

    low wages, no breaks and management

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-04
  6. "Good job for Student"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, good social job

    Cons

    Long hours, alot of weekends, had chnage of managers quite a bit, some bad some good.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-03
  7. "Homophobic - Constructive Dismissal"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got paid weekly, thats about it

    Cons

    Reported homophobic abuse to manager, nothing was done Therefore had to leave, no punishment or displine for the abusive colleagues

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-02
  8. "Ok job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Convenient, accessible, large teams, weekly pay

    Cons

    quick staff turnover, not much job progression

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-01
  9. "Standard Pub work"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, paid on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Rude Customers, Long shifts and work patterns

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-01
  10. "Poor Management and Unreasonable Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a good team atmosphere among the staff, and there was a nice social aspect to the job when it came to interacting with the customers and your colleagues.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed. The weekly rota was all over the place; it wouldn't get finished by the manager in time so you wouldn't know if you were supposed to be working or not until the last minute. Also, just poor management in general; always understaffed and out of stock in popular drinks. And with all of this, you were expected by management to perform to unreasonably high standards with the bad circumstances, and low resources, and for minimum wage.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-01
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