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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 23 January 2019
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Best staff benefits I've ever recieved (50% off food whilst working)" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours above those contracted with no additional pay if in salary" (in 117 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 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great flexibility whilst studying degree"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The hourly rate is better than most.
    Easily work round other commitments

    Cons

    work gets busy over the festive period, be prepared to miss out on social life


  2. "Bar Assosciate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of progression opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    Not many downsides I guess

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review

  3. "So many positives to this job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Shiftleader
    Current Employee - Kitchen Shiftleader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    training, promotion, progression plans, targets, great colleagues

    Cons

    sometimes unsociable, some shifts difficult


  4. "Barstaff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, friendly team and you learn a lot of skills. There is also the potential to work your way up to run the pub yourself if you're willing to put in the hard graft.

    Cons

    No tips. Some unfriendly customers when drunk who can also be threatening. The hours are also spontaneous from week to week, although they do always fill your guaranteed hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overfill pubs with staff as it often leaves employees irritated that they aren't getting more hours. Otherwise very friendly and nice to work with.


  5. "Completely depends on individual pub you work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Other staff members keep you going
    Quite good pay for bar work

    Cons

    Constant shift changes
    Called in early and made to stay on most shifts
    Managers pick on those “too nice”

    Advice to Management

    Treat to associates with respect and they’re more likely to help out

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback. We recommend you speak to your area manager about your concerns so that we can consider any improvements that may need to be made to the rota.


  6. "Tired all the time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, holiday, days off, free food, alcohol

    Cons

    Hours staff friends customers people

    Advice to Management

    More staff


  7. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus scheme
    Discount
    Training
    Pay
    Incentives
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Long shifts
    Work load
    Hours restrictions
    Rude customers
    Late nights

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Associate - JD Wetherspoon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Decent hourly rate, good training, social environment, reasonably flexible, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Late/variable finish times, constant audits


  9. "Hard work but great teams"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Meet some awesome people and hours flexible

    Cons

    No bonus pay for wokring unsocial hours. Unsocial hours. V dependent on how good your pub manager is


  10. "Would recommend for a student looking for part time work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great job whilst at uni. Great experience built.

    Cons

    Late shifts. Extremely busy with limited staff.