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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. "Awful"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, with good hourly pay for an unskilled job. Good potential progression within the company.

    Cons

    Long shifts, lack of training, repetitive process.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bar Associate"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Managers are mostly friendly and can get along with everyone.
    Good pay, and bonuses if the audits are passed.
    Accommodating with shifts.

    Cons

    Long shifts sometimes.
    Occasionally if it's busy you don't have time to take your break and have to eat your food whilst out of customers way and working at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours for pubs to use so they can have more people in at any one time if it's expected to be busy.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be discussed further. I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are improvements to be made at pub level.


  4. "Kitchen Associate at JD Wetherspoon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Otley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Otley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Friendly staff
    Good benefits
    Good online training

    Cons

    Sometimes long shifts
    Can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more freedom about shifts they can work, and get more staff

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your feedback.


  5. "review"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    good wage
    tips
    friendly staff
    opportunities to progress

    Cons

    long shifts
    night time shifts
    stressful


  6. "Bar Associate in Gatwick Airport Flying Horse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Paid weekly
    Higher hourly rate than non airport weatherspoon pubs

    Cons

    Long shifts at unsociable hours
    The bar is always packed leading to grumpy customers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus
    Employee relations
    High standards
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Hours tight at pub level
    Can be very stressful
    Long shifts
    Late nights and early mornings

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about hours and more about employee morale.

    Cutting hours at pub level may help increase profits but it reduces service standards and the employees ability to do their jobs and lowers morale

  8. 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".


  9. "Tiring work but good friends made"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sleaford, England
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sleaford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually lots of opportunities for extra work (i.e. covering shifts etc.)

    Made loads of great friends working there

    Cons

    Long shifts can be very tiring

    Some members of management can be awful at times

    You need to be very firm (in the example of a disability / injury / illness) with what you can and can't do. Some members of management make you come in even if you're ill, and then you turn up and you're sent home again because you're ill (???).

    Bonus is okay but can be very small if you only work part-time.

    Work/life balance is horrendous, simply. I work and go to university and there has been times where I've been scheduled in when I'm at university, so then it's been a hassle to get that shift covered when it shouldn't be up to me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, and communicate with them. If they're ill, they're ill - don't make them come in anyway just to send them home again.


  10. "I choose to leave in 2014"

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

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Can think of any TBH Sorry

    Cons

    Some Rude Managers , long shifts to 3 am every weekend, minimum wage


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