J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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3.5
68%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
698 Ratings
  1. "Good job whilst at University"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Social Job Easy to book holiday Flexible Hours Good Benefits (Food, Discount etc)

    Cons

    Hard Work Long hours Late Nights Working for Tim Martin

  2. "Great laughs but awful job."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some amazing help from all backgrounds, also very flexible once you prove your worth.

    Cons

    Long and stressful work. No incentive to giving more than 100%.

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  3. "Great colleagues."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues who made a fun working environment.

    Cons

    Stressful at busy times, often understaffed.

  4. "Decent Pay, forced to clean"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are good and the pay is decent for a temp job.

    Cons

    Would have to clean up after Saturday nights meaning shutting at 2am would mean leaving at 5.30am

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  5. "Overall good place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Livable wage Monthly and quarterly bonuses Sociable workplace

    Cons

    Long hours Sometimes have to face aggression from drunk customers

  6. "lol"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Shefford, England

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

    Pros

    long hours no breaks messy bar

    Cons

    customers can be rude, bad location

  7. "average"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary better than minimum, variety of hours

    Cons

    minimal staff levels, long hours

  8. "Not to bad"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Floor Staff 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Meet new people Free training and progression to a managers role

    Cons

    Pay could be better Sometimes felt understaffed Often changed the rota without notice

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  9. "flexible but better bar work out there"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team are good, managers are all switched on. Felxible, they usually have alot of employees so shifts can usually be changed

    Cons

    tips are awful compared to other bar work i have done

  10. "Wouldn't recommend"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor 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

    Free lunch/dinner for your break

    Cons

    Pay is very low, management can be difficult

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