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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. "Good company"

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

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Employee Perks, wage, work environment

    Cons

    Decisions made by owner had a bad effect on custom- too much change and trying to make it “old school”


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and some friendly people

    Cons

    Always got pay wrong
    Sometimes didn’t get paid full amount

    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

  3. "Kitchen"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Manchester, England

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite flexible
    Good during study’s

    Cons

    Asked to do so much, for so little money, especially in the kitchen.
    The owner supports brexit

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or employ more people to even the load on workers.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.


  4. "Part time bar associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Fun team to work with

    Cons

    Poor pay. Local's pub so difficult customers at times
    Training scheme takes forever

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your feedback.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Kitchen associate"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None unless you’re willing to discuss customers and decide that they have no intelligence due to food being served inadequately

    Cons

    If the people you’re working with don’t want to get to know you and chat then you definitely will not succeed after your probation period has ended

    Advice to Management

    Provide better learning opportunities and support,encouragement by supplying management that will ultimately decide how you succeed and not let the probation end period and outcome be decided by a manager who has rarely worked alongside you and has absolutely no idea how much you have or haven’t learned-progressed

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that some things were not as you had expected and will work to resolve such issues.


  6. "Ok if your boss ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Sales in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Bar Sales in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks, free food, eay job

    Cons

    non that I know but I had an easy time

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your feedback


  7. "Fast progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free management feeding
    Paid breaks
    20% off alcohol and food off shift
    Very quick progression

    Cons

    Often short staffed
    Management expects a lot from you (all in your 'rota'd' hours...)
    Working over scheduled hours to please other managers

    Advice to Management

    Better staff training
    Higher pay for Shift Leaders to closer match managers when some are doing the same jobs, if not more.
    Improve the off-duty discounts for employees on alcohol and food! Many other companies are beating you at this!

  8. "Shocking"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The training was the only good think about working for this company

    Cons

    Rude customers. Rude staff. Never being praised

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer. Try and be encouraging.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We’re sorry to hear that Wetherspoon wasn’t for you and hope that you find a role that better suits you. Your comments will be discussed further in our meetings.


  9. "Hard work - underpais"

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

    Pros

    People were nice, job is pretty easy

    Cons

    Managers blame you for the problems they create

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the god complexes

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings, and I would encourage you to call the P&T Dept and discuss any issues further or any... More


  10. "Pinch of Salt"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus scheme
    Great holiday
    Internally promotes

    Cons

    Customers are absolute trash
    Managers can also be trash dependant on location

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We’re sorry to hear that Wetherspoon wasn’t for you and hope that you find a role that better suits you


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