J D Wetherspoon Shift Manager Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
62 Ratings
  1. "Good Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good career path Good working flexibility

    Cons

    Early starts and late finishes

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great progression opportunities and training.

    Cons

    What is expected with working weekends when have small children at home is a little unfair.

  3. "Lack of respect for employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in North Yorkshire, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression is there, if you tick the boxes and are willing to do more hours than Salaried for

    Cons

    Company culture Focused on the short term, rather than long term. Salary isn’t great

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  4. COVID-19

    "JD Wetherspoon"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, and decent pay. Especially as a Shift Manager

    Cons

    Staff are worked very hard, but there is recognition from Head Office. Staff mistreated under the Covid 19 period initially. However things were rectified.

  5. "All good , no complainTs"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible to transfer to meet personal needs / tackle complacency - always looking for a new challenge Every day something different Benefits a lot better now, work life balance improving!

    Cons

    Worked for some nasty managers in the past, took a few pubs to get comfortable Get rid of the whatsapp groups, texts on days off, always involved in the business

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  6. "Plenty of opportunities."

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities for hard working employees, there is no limit on how far you can go within the company if your willing to put the hours and work in.

    Cons

    Often left feeling like finishing on time or having a break is not acceptable.

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  7. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Shift Manager (Grade IV) in Wolverhampton, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Really good for progression

    Cons

    Sometimes more about who you know

  8. "Unfair for breastfeeding employees returning to work."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Shift Manager 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of training.

    Cons

    Bad for flexible working, employees don’t come first.

  9. "Excellent Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Rate of pay, bonus scheme, training; virtual, on-hand and classroom based. Work Life Balance, progression, discount

    Cons

    Long hours and unsociable hours

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  10. "outdated company that lacks vission"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    not a lot really

    Cons

    excessive hours with no opportunity to be paid for them or receive TOIL, salary very low for the work and responsibility required, expect to have zero personal life

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