J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
668 Ratings
  1. "Good for the right person"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bar Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Weekly pay, discounted food, shifts are fairly flexible

    Cons

    Not allowed to keep tips Up and down hours

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-01
  2. "not amazing"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    i do not think there are many pros to working for whetherspoons

    Cons

    bad pay, horrible management, rude staff,

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-06
  3. "poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good colleagues which made the long hours bearable

    Cons

    management was not well-run, should be reassessed

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-13
  4. "No issues."

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

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

    Pros

    Weekly paid. Shifts 2-4 weeks in advance. Regularly shifts.

    Cons

    Sometimes shift changes without your knowledge.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-03-28
  5. "Hard work for a good pay"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, Good bonuses and perks

    Cons

    Understaffed often, hard-work, high staff turnover

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-08
  6. "It's fine"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and half price food

    Cons

    Not much support or benefits for entry level positions

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-07
  7. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen Team Leader in Brighton, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in availability of working time

    Cons

    Irregular shift pattern and hours

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-07
  8. "Job at spoons"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meet lots of people Good training courses

    Cons

    Late nights and early mornings

    J D Wetherspoon2020-03-23
  9. "Great for part-time work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to balance part-time work with my uni degree Develop management skills, and perform a wide variety of tasks Fun job, so long as you like customers Wetherspoon managers are trained to be lovely and supportive people You'll make great friends with coworkers

    Cons

    Can be stressful/intense in busy periods Pay increase to team leader isn't enough for the extra workload Smaller pubs can often be understaffed I don't think I'd enjoy the job nearly as much if I worked full-time Tim Martin

    J D Wetherspoon2020-03-24
  10. "Not bad for a part time student job"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair management and decent employee benefits

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and travelling home after finishing work in the early hours

    J D Wetherspoon2020-03-21
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