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  1. "A job that is as good as you make it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar and Kitchen Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours available- the better your pub performs, the more hours become available. Shifts are usually flexible, and depending on the situation you can often swap shifts with colleagues to make rotas more beneficial. Give and take- if you're willing to help out by staying later and covering shifts, the favour will usually be repaid leading to a more positive work environment. Training- the training schemes... are good for those with little to no experience in food hygiene/customer service. However there are extremely detailed sops and product specifications which are invaluable to learning and providing good service. Benefits- the on/off duty food discount is invaluable for those in a low paid role. Working in the pub, you know exactly what you are getting for your money. Upper management are very hands on. There is a general fear of area managers instilled in basic staff but once you realise they are just trying to improve the pub it is easier to work together. Very good starting pay considering low level experience required for most roles.

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    Cons

    Favouritism- personally I have seen there is a degree of favouritism which leads to some people getting away with behaviour or practise others would be disciplined for. Unsociable hours- with pubs that are open to the public from 8am to midnight most days (not including coming in at 6am to open the kitchen for example) it can be difficult to balance a life around the role. Promotion can be difficult due to space... available and needs of the business, but you can usually move to a different local pub to progress. The company want you to progress- better trained staff = more efficiency. As stated above the training is quite basic for someone with prior experience in catering, and very few managers are 100% certain of specs or sops. There are also some dodgy managers (as in any industry) but they rarely last long once HO find out what is happening in the pub.

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    Advice to Management

    Generally keep on top of standards, and nip problems such

    J D Wetherspoon2016-12-14

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    January 12, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    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 manager if you think there are improvements to be made.

  1. "Shift manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hour week Food on shift Bonuses Free shares after 18 months

    Cons

    Understaffed. Poor management from above. Poor controls on costs and hours for week

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on staff training and not throwing them in the deep end. Give more training hours. Ie first shift is an 8 hour shift doubled up with experienced staff

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-18
  2. "Good company to work fir"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I have had no down s

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and listen to your team

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-18

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