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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
556 Ratings
  1. "Good place to start at"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Teignmouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training Easy jobs Great co-workers Benefits (free food, discounts for you and friends...)

    Cons

    Customers can be pain Starting at “4”hrs contracts even when applied for full time (however I’ve been upgraded to 28hr contract few months after. ) Personal life vs work balance (you locking up the pub two days in a row, finishing 2am and then do opens two days later at 7am? Messes up your body clock)

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  2. "Fine"

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

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

    Pros

    50% Discount when working and 20% when not

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-05
  3. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Bar Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, tips, bonus potential

    Cons

    Dealing with obnoxious customers all day every day

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  4. "None"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Alfreton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    Cleaning g items are poor

    Advice to Management

    None

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  5. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, bonus schemes and very busy, faced paced environment to work in. Also a great sociable job which allows you to interact with a wide range of people.

    Cons

    Having to work weekends and Holidays.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-19
  6. "Should have been better than it was."

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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Staff in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent wages for the type of work

    Cons

    Long hours, inflexible rotas, poor management

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better, be more understanding with students, don't bring politics into the way you work with staff and customers.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-04
  7. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Gatwick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips Good salary Fixed contracted hours Easy to get to

    Cons

    Long shifts Night hours Need an airport pass (can be tricky to get) Sometimes short staffed

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  8. "Excellent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and progression opportunities. Management always keen to train and company always looking to improve staff through training and support. Good bonus scheme and shares incentives

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tough during busy periods, but not much more so than industry competitors.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  9. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Tiverton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  10. "Good Part time Uni work"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus's and fab! Training is really good Security of the job Friendly team and management Good progression oppertunities No discrimination

    Cons

    Strssful environment, regularly understaffed, the company is always trying to cut spending to make more profit

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-17
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