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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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556 Ratings
  1. "Chef"

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    Current Employee - Chef in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, free food, flexible with hours and shifts.

    Cons

    Early mornings and late nights

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-23
  2. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Maidstone, England

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

    Pros

    cheap food and drink. Staff get along well.

    Cons

    some managers expect you to do everything

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-23
  3. "King and Castle"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, bonus if your organisation achieves inspection

    Cons

    rota less than 2 days in advance sometimes

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-08
  4. "Bias and favouritism"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Bexleyheath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make good friends, there are a few people that you get along with and makes work fun.

    Cons

    If you make a mistake; or call in sick you will get picked on for months on end, managers will have a go at you if they see you standing still for one minute. Younger people in the pub get abused for weekend shifts, they put me on closes when I had no way home, there was a scandal in the pub where some staff were doing drugs at the staff party and because it was the group of boys/managers/ who are at the top it got brushed under the carpet. If your not in the group of men/managers then you will get treated like rubbish by authority. The big manager is rude and aggressive and unsympathetic towards young people

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-22
  5. "Great comp"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good bonus, company looks after you, worth the career with plenty of opportunities if you put in the effort and the work, it will reward you with plenty of tra sferrabkw skills

    Cons

    Late nights mainly, be confident in dealing with customer complaints/aggression

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-07
  6. "Wetherspoon kitchen associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Very good pay especially for young people, and very flexible hours to match a student's lifestyle.

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding if there is a lack of staff on. Staff turn over is incredibly high.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  7. "It’s alright really"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Telford, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at my local spoons for 5 years. Good pay, bonuses are okay, flexible working I’ve got kids so this works out well. Always busy love it..

    Cons

    someone’s always ringing in sick so constantly understaffed 🙃

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-06
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekly pay was very good

    Cons

    unsoical hours but you are working at a pub

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-06
  9. "Good work for part time"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Ealing, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food on shifts longer than 6 hours meaning you never go hungry when working till late in the evening. It also has a friendly, social environment perfect for students and those new to the area.

    Cons

    During busy periods workloads can become very stressful as you are required to collect plates and glasses whilst serving drinks and serving many large food orders.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  10. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and discount

    Cons

    Management Hours you don’t agree to do

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
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