J D Wetherspoon Associate Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.5
69%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
219 Ratings
  1. "Good for students"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time goes fast, easy to learn, free food on breaks, bonuses

    Cons

    hard to keep kitchen staff, people not turning up for work, lazy workers

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  2. "Flexible part-time job that's good for young people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free meals and lots of young people

    Cons

    can be understaffed and stressful


  3. "Wetherspoons Kitchen Associate"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, flexible hours, good social environment

    Cons

    Very intense workloads occasionally, customers can be horrible, frequent burns

  4. "Barman"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, managenment are nice, ppl buy you drinks sometimes

    Cons

    Customers can be very annoying

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  5. "Great to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Downham Market, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant management and staff members

    Cons

    Wish had more hours so I could learn more at the pub

  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, easy to change shifts

    Cons

    Some weekend night can be late finishes

  7. "good fun"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    paid weekly, very supportive staff

    Cons

    not regular shifts, stressful environment

  8. "Works well"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    -shift flexibility - can transfer while at uni - regular work - like the staff

    Cons

    - management varies hugely - rotas aren't published very far in advance

  9. "Surprisingly good and supportive"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great support from company and managers Guaranteed hours Good benefits

    Cons

    Abuse from customers Negative reputation due to outspoken CEO

  10. "Good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible and good for students

    Cons

    Poor pay for under 18s

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