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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2019

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3.1
52%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
47 Ratings
  1. "Good to work for"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They can give flexible hours

    Cons

    You can finish late at times

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05
  2. "Part-time employee review"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Internal Hire means management understand all aspects of working in the chain. -Free lunches + drinks on 5+ hours shifts. -Staff Wellbeing service is maintained. -Clear progression path, for those interested. -Above national minimum wage.

    Cons

    -Replacement equipment is never new - just 'up-cycled' from other locations. Equipment breaks frequently and often. -Frequent and needless menu changes. -No communication between Daventry warehouse and pubs. -Propaganda machine. Tim Martin certainly doesn't separate his personal views from his chain, and thus forces employees to maintain the image of these selfsame beliefs.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-21
  3. "Hard work, many jobs across UK and Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sale, England
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard menu, systematic processes and training. Plenty of work. Diverse teams with good social interaction.

    Cons

    Minimal staffing levels pegged to prospective sales. One in, one out staffing means working intensely with 3 or 4 colleagues each shift so how well it goes depends if you get on with them or not. Do all tasks, from pot wash to temps and quality assurance. Strict food delivery targets. Limited promotion prospects. High churn of newbies who get early starts and late closes. Deep clean every night.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-17
  4. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Tiverton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  5. "Wetherspoon kitchen associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Very good pay especially for young people, and very flexible hours to match a student's lifestyle.

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding if there is a lack of staff on. Staff turn over is incredibly high.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  6. "Good company, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% discount Good work experience for the field

    Cons

    Bad management Long hours Short breaks, if received

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  7. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Work, decent people, music in kitchen etc, nice food

    Cons

    long hours sometimes - 14-16 hour shifts if it went bad!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-06
  8. "Good first job; bad work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, can listen to music on shift, busy

    Cons

    Never get the rota on time, too high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours sometimes flexible good holiday pay training and uniform provided

    Cons

    no progression no raises too much work no appreciation rota keeps changing

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  10. "Experience at J D Wetherspoon"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Hitchin, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team work and pay. Other staff were friendly & welcoming.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, Weekly rota's were handed out very late most of the time.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-25
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