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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Everyday is different Plenty of opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Long hours Too much paperwork and office work

    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-10

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    March 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you have had the opportunity to progress and we wish you continued success

  2. "Bar staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    - good pay - good management - good to chat with a variety of people, customers and colleagues alike

    Cons

    -very, very unsociable hours. do not underestimate this, ESPECIALLY if you are working full time.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-18
  3. "Overall review"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, if the pub hits targets you can get bonuses etc

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, very busy at times

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-31

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    February 12, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback

  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, management work just as hard as staff! Pay is very decent for just bar person, and the work atmosphere is always great.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours if you're on a close or early morning starts but this isn't too bad as you get free coffee!

    Advice to Management

    Relax a bit? Keep up the good work!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-17
  5. "An Interesting Experience Of Work"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 

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

    Pros

    Discounted food, paid online training, friendly colleagues. Chance for progression from Bar Associate to Pub Manager not unknown.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and clientele can be unfriendly.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-11-09

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    November 14, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    We’re sorry to hear that Wetherspoon wasn’t for you and hope that you find a role that better suits you.

  6. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible shifts Good if you're a student and look for part time job Weekly pay is very handy too

    Cons

    Unsociable hours It is usually understaffed

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

    "Your opinion and feedback is useless."

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with a great team of people. Your regulars become part of your family. The training structure is strong.

    Cons

    Very abusive customers on a regular basis. Unsociable hours. Management fob you off and don’t listen to any feedback. Pay does not reflect your job and responsibilities e.g a shift leader does the same job as a duty manager yet big pay difference and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Please can you actually speak to staff in pub, I think you get lost behind that desk when situations do not personally affect yourself. Help staff more when customers are abusive. Stop using tittles to pay people less when the job role and responsibilities are the same.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-11-05

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    November 14, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings, and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your area manager or call and speak with someone in the P&T Department if you think there are improvements to be made ...

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  8. "good company to work for, but very unsociable"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Port Talbot, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free shares, 28 days holidays, discounts in all pubs & hotels.

    Cons

    unsociable hours, abuse from punters.

    Advice to Management

    make a pub enjoyable & safe to work in get rid of any idiots that may make staff feel uncomfortable.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-09-28
  9. "Comfortable and secure. Yet lacking in challenge, whilst promoting job apathy."

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Increases certain skills include social skills and team work.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and lacking wages

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

    "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible working approach Something different every day Decent pay for bar work (terrible tips though) Shares and bonuses to add to basic pay Work with a wide variety of people 50% discount on shift, 20% off shift

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Disorganised management Understaffed quite often High staff turnover rate No bank holiday pay rate

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised, rotas should be distributed three weeks in advance and seldom were. Increase staffing levels as service and morale suffers with understaffing.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-10-04

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 8, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

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

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