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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Staff Reviews

Updated May 24, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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  1. "Kitchen staff"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Wallasey, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours are available

    Cons

    Not many hours of work

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-24

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. We know flexible working patterns are really important to our staff. It’s great to know this is working for you.

  2. "Signing Your Soul Away"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Bletchley, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The pay is quite decent 50% off on breaks 20% off out of work hours Supportive co-workers

    Cons

    Wetherspoons have a HIGH rating of start and leave and this is very understandable to me after working there. I had one manager who was extremely caring towards me and someone who wasn’t a manager, just a shift leader who thought she was better than Just the general kitchen staff even though we all were doing the same job. I asked for full time and I’m thankful that I didn’t get full time because what I did get ended...

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    Advice to Management

    Let shift leaders know that they aren’t superior to the general kitchen staff who are trying their best. People work at different paces and learn in different ways. Do not tolerate any patronising behaviour and let your employees have their breaks. Do not over work them and actually pay them what they’ve actually earned: do not just randomly choose the pay check. Give the employees CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK, “You are terrible...

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-24
  3. "Awful Place"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Abergavenny, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some staff, nothing else. Everything else is bad

    Cons

    Everything, all management awful! Area managers the lot!

    Advice to Management

    Get a life, you earn basically nothing! Spoons is not the end of the world

    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-30

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    April 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry things did not work out for you and wish you all the best for the future

  4. Helpful (1)

    "they are liars"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Harrow on the Hill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    THERE AREN'T ANY PROS TO BE HONEST ( you even have to pay for your own food or drinks)

    Cons

    lies, low salary, lesser pay if you work more hours, they make the salaries from their heads u can get one week 150 another 240 the next one 200.....they just give u whatever number they have in mind

    Advice to Management

    instruct your managers not to lie the staff

    J D Wetherspoon2019-02-21

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    March 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your feedback which we will follow up, good luck in your next role.

  5. "Kitchen"

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      Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Manchester, England

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Quite flexible Good during study’s

      Cons

      Asked to do so much, for so little money, especially in the kitchen. The owner supports brexit

      Advice to Management

      Increase pay or employ more people to even the load on workers.

      J D Wetherspoon2018-10-19

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      October 23, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.

    • "Ridiculous Job"

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      Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Carlisle, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It is a easy job to get, there are lots of hours if you want them. Weekly pay is also a bonus and keeps you working for the next pay check.

      Cons

      Incompetent and childish supervisors create an unprofessional and unwelcoming working environment for new staff. Food hygiene was a problem when I was there (lack of hand washing, raw meat and cooked meat handled straight after each other without gloves creating a risk of cross contamination, chefs smoking in uniform etc). The food production is made to be idiot proof with everything microwaved (even microwavable poached...

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      Advice to Management

      Try to be professional. It was ridiculous to see kitchen supervisors and management walk around ticking and signing boxes in a book while looking over obvious safety concerns. Perhaps more in depth training can given in person rather than clicking through tasks online where knowledge and progress can really be checked. The environment in the kitchen was also toxic during busy periods, a lack of leadership is apparent...

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      J D Wetherspoon2018-11-22

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      November 28, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings. we aim to create a work environment welcoming for all in the workplace and if you can share specifics of this and any other feedback that could help improve we would like to address ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Don't Bother"

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      Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Southampton, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

      Pros

      Very bad company, unprofessional. I was hired as a kitchen member in April, not that they only gave me the first shifts 12 hours in advance, but once I got into the kitchen I was expected me to know everything. I was shout at, I was accused guilty of stealing a kitchen tool that was huge by the way by one my co-workers, even though there wasnt any proof on camera that I ever did something like that, I was being treated...

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      Cons

      no free food during shift, bullying, not a nice atmosphere, paid uncorrectly, if you have any problem or if they see you asking questions about work you make them unconfortable. Even if you want water you have to pay, unless you don't wanna drink from the sink.

      Advice to Management

      Change it completely, hire professional people that care about the working environment and the well being of the employees

      J D Wetherspoon2018-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Kitchen associate"

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      Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Flexible with amount of hours undertaken Average pay

      Cons

      Unpleasant hours Poor team morale Too much responsibility for what i was being paid.

      Advice to Management

      Need to be prepared to put in as much as you expect the rest of your team to do. Respect is earned and not given.

      J D Wetherspoon2018-01-25
    • "Great place to work but not flexible hours"

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      Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Coventry, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Friendly staff, Training facilities, Development Opportunities

      Cons

      Store manager plays an dominant role. If he/she doesn't like you then you life at work will be hard. You won't get enough hours unless they really need you.

      Advice to Management

      Fair decision in terms of promoting someone. Don't just choose your favourite person.

      J D Wetherspoon2017-11-29

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      December 12, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

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

    • "Average job"

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      Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      There is a very good food discount

      Cons

      Training given could be improved

      J D Wetherspoon2017-09-27
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