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  1. "People are nice but shifts can be long"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Friendly Staff
    Staff discount on food and drink

    Cons

    Poor training
    Long shifts
    Bad management
    Unexpected hours

    Advice to Management

    Better training should be provided on key as[eats of the job.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    14 Nov 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. if you feel there are areas you need additional training support we would urge you to get in contact with the training team at head office.


  2. "Zero hours"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Employee discount on food

    Cons

    Zero hour contract meant you never knew how many hours you’d work each week

  3. "Reliable work but with little flexibility or opportunity for movement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    20% staff discount on food & drink

    Cons

    13 week probation period on reduced pay

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It is a real shame to hear your experience was unsatisfactory. If you feel you weren’t paid for hours you worked please provide the specific information to payroll and they will look into it for you


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Trail by fire and urine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely bar staff and small discount on food

    Cons

    No protection against sexual harassment. Regulars allowed to treat female staff however they want with no recriminations. Customers made comments about my body which made me uncomfortable. When I asked one to stop trying to touch me over the bar he told me to go and kill myself. I asked a manager to intervene twice and they ignored me both times. Training given by new staff who've never been trained themselves. No pay after 1am (we were often there until 3-4 in the morning). All managers were outside hires and managers' friends so progression was a transparent promise. Six day work weeks with shifts a half-hour shy of legal breaks. Managers seemed cruel and miserable. 'Bar associate' is a fancy term which encompasses cleaning up human waste and listening to elderly men talk about what they'd do to you if they were thirty years younger. Alcohol kept cheap by employing a skeleton staff and docking their pay at every opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff for all hours they work. Take claims seriously.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We do not in any way tolerate bullying in the workplace and if you can share specifics of that behaviour you have experienced we will address it. i would encourage you to please give the recruitment... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bar Associate"

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

    Pros

    Flexible job whist studying at college and university. The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working. Most people I worked with were friendly and good co-workers.

    Cons

    The male boss at the time was a misogynist and not a great person to work with. Men would get more hours than women. This needs overseeing.

    Advice to Management

    Oversee hours are being divided fairly and get anonymous feedback from bar staff about how they find their place of work.


  6. "Not actually that bad you know"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in London, England
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cheap discounts on food and drink

    Cons

    Didn’t really feel like I was part of the team

    Advice to Management

    There’s levels to the litness


  7. "Can be a decent way to find some bar experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff
    Former Employee - Bar Staff
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on food, can be a fun work environment, good for learning how to be bar staff if you want experience

    Cons

    Hours can be very long, work can be very demanding, high staff turnover

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job I've EVER had"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Discount on food

    Cons

    Regularly worked 6 hours+ on the night shift (6-12am officially but clean up often took much longer than that) without so much as a toilet break (I'm a woman so you can imagine the implications of that) whilst other people on the shift were sent for their breaks.

    Never got to enjoy the food discount as when I did get a break it was never long enough to eat.

    Once scalded myself on steam from a lasagne yet had to wait over an hour before I was able to administer first aid.

    Management was next level atrocious, used a Facebook group to reprimand employees indirectly rather than to their faces and had a go at me through Facebook messenger for complaining about the working conditions to others. Management never learned my name, referred to me as "she" and "her" for the few months I was there. A manager also once came into the kitchen to pull male staff out to look at the legs of a female customer at the bar.

    When I was hired I took great pains to ensure they knew I was a student and was still treated like dirt when I handed them my timetable for the new year and said I'd no longer be able to work night shifts on days where I had class the next morning.

    When I signed the contract I couldn't understand why they had a clause banning us from complaining about the job on social media, it only took one shift to figure the reason out.

    Advice to Management

    Social media is no place to conduct your business.
    Sexism is not ok.
    Make sure that the shift leaders are aware everyone is entitled to a break.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tiring"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts on food and drinks

    Cons

    Long hours
    No Work/Life Balance


  10. "not that bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues, great team. 50% discount on food when you're working and 20% on other days

    Cons

    can be horrible during busy hours and weekends, not the best pay


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