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  1. "An Interesting Experience Of Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    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 Wetherspoon Response

    14 Nov 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

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


  2. "Your opinion and feedback is useless."

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Nottingham, England
    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 (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 Wetherspoon Response

    14 Nov 2018 – Senior 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... More

  3. "Decent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Comfortable and secure. Yet lacking in challenge, whilst promoting job apathy."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
    Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Increases certain skills include social skills and team work.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours and lacking wages


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A mixed bag"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (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 Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Port Talbot, Wales
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Port Talbot, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    There are never a shortage of good people to work with.

    Cons

    The company it self is awful to work for, they still do 0 hour contracts and mess you around. With unsociable hours, and short notice shift changes it was not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay bad managers more than the area managers, it makes you close down pubs. Good ones as well. Also stop plastering the place with pro-brexit paraphernalia. It's tacky

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    We’re sorry to hear that Wetherspoon wasn’t for you, thank you for the feedback. None of our pubs should be offering 0 hour contracts. All contracts are guaranteed contracts.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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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

    Flexible Hours if you’re a student
    Relatively easy work for the pay you receive
    Can be a lot of potential to work your way up within the company if you dedicate the time

    Cons

    Unsociable hours. Working on a night can mean you finish at 2am +
    Lack of bonus pay/time and a half. Baffling that you are expected to work until 2am with no extra pay for working these unsociable hours and you only get time and a half/double pay on a christmas day is disgusting.
    Management within the pub can be extremely strict on new starters in order to train them properly.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    8 Oct 2018 – Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings. We are in the process of looking at night rates of pay.


  9. "It’s good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above minimum wage, staff encentives

    Cons

    Crap unsociable hours
    Clicky managers


  10. "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


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