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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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525 Ratings
  1. "Challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    challenging, benefits, rewards, nice collegues good career opportunities

    Cons

    stressful, a lot of work and stress, long hours of work

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-22

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 23, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Many thanks for your review - the comments will be discussed further within the company.

  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Newbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great staff, by the book and official

    Cons

    Very meticulous, long hours

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-26
  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Discount during and whilst not in work

    Cons

    Long Hours during week days

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-18
  4. "bar staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    money off when on and off shift make new friends

    Cons

    long hours no social life

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-01

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 8, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.

  5. "Good as a stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Front of House in Ramsgate, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, competitive pay, increase in wage after completion of training, staff discount.

    Cons

    Short and unpaid breaks (bar 15 minutes), long hours on feet, working late hours and often later than originally told at interview.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment"

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    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 for 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.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-08
  7. "Not your local"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This pub company is great to work for if you decide to put the work in for yourself. Over many years I have seen associates put the work in who are now managers. If you think working in a Wetherspoon pub is easy think again, you have to adaptable and hard working, if you want an easy life of pouring pints and chatting to the regulars, look at working in your local boozer. The way the company is structured to push its...

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    Cons

    Can be long hours at times, but eased by the team you work with. Shifts for mates, eg friends of the manager can lead to better rotas and not always for the better of the pub/business

    Advice to Management

    Look at what managers are actually working compared to what they should be working. Use the expertise you have around the company to help drive the business forward, from outside the company and experience from employees

    J D Wetherspoon2018-08-23

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    September 5, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your points will be discussed at our weekly meeting

  8. "bar staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    good working environment and pay

    Cons

    had to do very long hours

    J D Wetherspoon2018-08-18
  9. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Chef in Morpeth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and easy progression

    Cons

    Long hours and no over time

    Advice to Management

    Look after the little staff

    J D Wetherspoon2018-07-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Lincoln, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent entry-level pay 20% staff discount (50% when on shift) Staff can make the shift bearable.

    Cons

    Long hours Job is mind-numbing and without gratification Terrible management Inflexible - rota given with 2 days notice

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing staff

    J D Wetherspoon2018-08-05
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