J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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3.5
67%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
730 Ratings
  1. "Shift Leader"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay, chance for progression. Guaranteed hours. Managerial experience to take elsewhere

    Cons

    Over worked. Long hours. Customers

  2. "Good."

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

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

    Pros

    Free food when you work over 6 hours. Discount outside of work. Opportunities for progression.

    Cons

    Sometimes wrong people are promoted - in my particular pub, there were many problems with managers and sexism. Head office are constantly cutting hours, leading to very busy and stressful shifts.

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  3. "Decent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weekend Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment experience engaging great

    Cons

    Pay, tiring other than that, nothing really

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  4. "Good fun"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    It’s a fun job, busy and exciting

    Cons

    Shift changes and rotas not done far in advance

  5. "Okay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Surbiton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Meal on shift The people (sometimes) 20% off while off shift Free shares after a year of employment

    Cons

    Late nights Little to no respect Overworked

  6. "job"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    free food during working time

    Cons

    very late hours, bad routine

  7. "JDW"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Hartlepool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Occasionally receive monthly bonus. Free shares.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance. General attitude/behaviour of clientele.

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Guisborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff, great place to work.

    Cons

    Gets really busy but what pubs don't.

  9. "Great so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on meals and drinks, treated with respect by managers

    Cons

    Rotas can be changed at short notice

  10. "Bar work"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Durham, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes customers can be nice

    Cons

    Most of the time customers are rude

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