J D Wetherspoon Shift Leader Reviews

Updated 7 May 2020

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3.7
74%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
49 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company to work for IF you work at a good pub."

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

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

    Pros

    For those that work hard there are serious progression opportunities. Excellent for training and plenty of opportunity to learn valuable life skills. The people you get to work with and meet make the job x10 easier.

    Cons

    Is a very high-pressure job which some people may find too much. Some management tend to forget that running the pub from the office can create tension with associates.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-31

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 21, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback about working for the company.

  2. "Good starting point"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Shift Leader 

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

    Pros

    Spoons is a great starting point for prospective bar people and the training is really good

    Cons

    It’s a lot of extremely hard work and long hours

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-06

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your review.

  3. "Hard work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, discounts and flexible hours

    Cons

    Customers, tough management structure, controlled by head office

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-06

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback

  4. "5 years in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and discounts. As well as got pay rate

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, lots of shift changes

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-31

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 21, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. You should receive your rota at least two weeks in advance and any changes to shift agreed with you. If this is not the case, please speak to your pub or area manager. Alternatively, you can contact the personnel team @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  5. "Not all pubs are made the same"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay above minimum wage Social environment 50% discount on shift, 20% off Free food

    Cons

    High pressure to try to keep up with company unreasonable profit goals Up to the pub, lack of flexibility in shifts Training online made harder with classes and courses that need to be arranged by the company, making going up harder that it used to be Managers hours cut at 40 The pay don't match the responsibilities

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-27
  6. "It’s alright"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Don’t have to work with the public, can make good working friendships, decent bonus scheme. Free food.

    Cons

    Wether-cest. Working for a lobbyist. Can’t call in sick, even when actually sick. To the detriment of my mental health. Long hours. Lack of breaks. Associates don’t care about their jobs.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-07

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your review. We would like to discuss further your feedback about your hours and breaks etc. Please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk. You should not attend work if you are not fit enough to do so.

  7. "It's what you expect it to be"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay compared to other chain pubs usually great staff to work with

    Cons

    Standard cons for any pub really.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-04

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 21, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review .

  8. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Wages in the airport higher than highstreet

    Cons

    Fast paced and very busy for new starters

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-06
  9. "Lots of opportunities and benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including free shares, discounts, bonuses, gift vouchers. Competitive rate of pay for the industry (above minimum wage for associates) and the opportunity to earn more for working late nights/early mornings. Lots of opportunity for progression within the company

    Cons

    Individual pubs can differ massively so the same experience is not guaranteed across the country

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-01
  10. "Ok if you have a good boss"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts Bonus scheme Great training Diverse Employees Fast progress through to management

    Cons

    Long hours Very late nights Pressure to have everything perfect despite circumstances Poor colleagues who don't get punish for slacking off Favoritism comes from the top to the bottom

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-28
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