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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 24 March 2019
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 53 reviews)

  • "20% of food and drink off shift" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, shift work, no work life balance" (in 117 reviews)

  • "Staff busy condition work life balance" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Not awful"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GMH contract, so you know you'll be getting certain hours each week

    Cons

    Management are forced to only care about profit, long shifts and late nights with not a lot of room for flexibility

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your comments and if you would like to speak to us about your shifts please contact us PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk


  2. "Bartender"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some lovely people

    Cons

    Terrible management, stressful and terrible pay

    Advice to Management

    Learn to remember students are young and inexperienced.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Shift leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Regular hours
    On shift meal
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Crap management
    Duff incentives
    Offensive pay for bottom rung people.
    Bad break system.
    Tim Martin should be ashamed.
    Would live to see a big, big boss do a 3-close on a Saturday night when it's 4 deep at the bar and we've had hours cut....c'mon crack on!

    Advice to Management

    Do a day in the associates shoes again and you'll then see what needs to be changed. Big chain companies that treat their staff as numbers and nothing else.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bar and floor assosciate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Tamworth, England
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Tamworth, England

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    The job itself can be quite fun and rewarding

    Cons

    The way management speaks to you can be very demoralizing
    I don't believe there is a way to work up the career ladder quickly at all
    Work life balance is not taken into account

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It is good to hear that you find your pub a great place to work. You can find out more about our training and apprenticeship programmes and how to progress on myJDW. Good luck.


  5. "Floor staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    I’d say getting paid was the pro but only got paid 3/4 of my pay

    Cons

    Boss was childish and rude staff was rude and bullied me, wasn’t getting paid full amount.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    22 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback, if you have a query with your pay please get in touch pay@jdwetherspoon.co.uk


  6. "Decent job"

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    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Discounted drink and food
    Strategic career ladder

    Cons

    Managers can be abrupt
    Hardly any Work/Life Balance
    Rarely get a full break

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for the feedback please speak to one of the pub management team or contact us @ pay@jdwetherspoon.co.uk about your breaks.


  7. "Overall review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, if the pub hits targets you can get bonuses etc

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, very busy at times

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback

  8. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    Former Employee - Bar Associate

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

    Pros

    Easy to work shifts around studying or other commitments, bonuses can sometimes be good and good career progression if it’s what you want to do.

    Cons

    Tiring job, can be long shifts when you’re on the close and the hours are pretty unsociable

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    12 Feb 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback and hope the studying goes well


  9. "Exactly as advertised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Bonus every couple of months

    Cons

    Very busy and hectic at times

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It's good to hear you were rewarded for your hard work. Many thanks.


  10. "Work hard get rewards"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    progression free shares pension bonus people

    Cons

    not for the faint hearted