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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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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. "There's worse, there's better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and can fit around university

    Cons

    Management, and can be hard to take time off around christmas


  2. "Kitchen Associate at JD Wetherspoon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Otley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Otley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Friendly staff
    Good benefits
    Good online training

    Cons

    Sometimes long shifts
    Can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more freedom about shifts they can work, and get more staff

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bar Tender"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Cheap meals when working shift, discount outside of work

    Cons

    Have to pay for drink and food when working, management disorganised, pay too low for amount of work expected


  4. Helpful (1)

    "`"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to work hard and graft then you will get places in this company

    Cons

    The higher up you get the more polliticking does come into factor unfortunately

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback


  5. "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


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Great team, decent pay relative to similar jobs

    Cons

    Late finishes, rota issues, bureaucracy


  7. "Awful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, with good hourly pay for an unskilled job. Good potential progression within the company.

    Cons

    Long shifts, lack of training, repetitive process.

  8. "Full TIme"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Friendly team, approachable management

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - Very busy

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback.


  9. "Challenging work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    challenging, benefits, rewards, nice collegues good career opportunities

    Cons

    stressful, a lot of work and stress, long hours of work

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Many thanks for your review - the comments will be discussed further within the company.


  10. "Reliable work but with little flexibility or opportunity for movement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    20% staff discount on food & drink

    Cons

    13 week probation period on reduced pay

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It is a real shame to hear your experience was unsatisfactory. If you feel you weren’t paid for hours you worked please provide the specific information to payroll and they will look into it for you


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