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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. "Bar Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are usually friendly people that work there, and a fun working environment. They also provide food and drink discount when on shift and not on shift.

    Cons

    You work very late, way past the closing time in most cases. The job does tend to give physical difficulties after a while, such as problems with your back. Safety in managing heaving things and standing up for long periods of time is quite neglected.

    Advice to Management

    Employ people who are friendly to staff, as well as efficient/experienced, as abrasion between staff is the commonest pattern i see.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    14 Nov 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for leaving some feedback, all feedback is discussed in our weekly meetings.

  3. "Bar Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% off Food and Drink Inc. Alcohol

    Cons

    High Pressured Job. Customers can be aggresive

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for the positive feedback


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Wirral, England
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Wirral, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% off food and drink whilst not at work
    50% off food and drink during shifts
    E-Learning

    Cons

    Long hours, and don't always get your breaks. You could easily work 12 hours and only get a 45 min break for the whole shift. Closing shifts, you never know what time you will actually finish. Rotas are meant to be done in 3 weeks of advance, but never are and can change literally that day or the day before your shift.

    Advice to Management

    No communication with a higher member of staff. Would be nice if rotas were done every 3 weeks in advance and ask beforehand if there is a shift change is person can do it, rather than assume they can.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Floor staff opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in London, England
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off food whilst at work (an hour before shift and after shift too)
    25% off food and drink whilst not at work whenever
    You make friends with people at work

    Cons

    Managers can pressure you to leave early so they can cut hours sometimes
    Rude customers sometimes
    Can get abuse or be singled out by fellow employees

    Advice to Management

    Allow your own employees to use the 25% food and drink and 50% off food they rightfully deserve on the Wetherspoons app instead of having to go up to the bar (Sounds lazy but can be very annoying)
    Find a way to give the kitchen less pressure to rush the food out


  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. "__"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    50% of food on shift
    20% of food and drink off shift
    Bonus every month depending on profit/cq scores
    Incentives on shift

    Cons

    Unsociable hours
    Exhausting work
    On feet all day
    Rude customers

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It’s terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Saffron Walden, England
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Saffron Walden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Decent hours
    Friendly enough staff
    50% off food when working
    20% off food and drinks out of work

    Cons

    They treat the staff like crap!,
    They don’t respect you and your time,
    You never leave on time!,
    You get shifts taken away without explanation,
    You have to give 6 weeks holiday notice,
    You can not have a day off even if you ask in advance,
    You have to take a day off as holiday forcefully,
    You lose holiday days without being told
    When you’re on a close you can leave as late as 3am and it’s unclear if you even get paid for that
    They are racially bias, if you are a POC don’t even bother with them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better,
    Give them better information,
    Work with them in terms of days off,
    Treat every single person the same! Do not treat non white people different to the next person, it’s highly unprofessional and racist!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Shift Leader"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    50% discount on food and drinks while at work, 20% when not. I found my salary to be a few pennies higher than people's one working in a similar job .

    Cons

    The customers in a cheap priced pub are not always the nicest. Very physical job, you'll be required to stand most of the time and it could be very tiring after long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    give more gratification for their work to people working hard. Try to retain the good employees and consider increasing the wage when increasing the job tasks. most of my colleagues are very unhappy with the "i-orders".


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