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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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Pros
  • "The pay was good and the discount on food was useful whilst working" (in 53 reviews)

  • "20% of food and drink off shift" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, shift work, no work life balance" (in 117 reviews)

  • "Staff busy condition work life balance" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Brilliant company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Current Employee - Bar Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work hard to provide a lot of training for you, encouraging you to be the best you can be. It's great to be in a company that cares about its staff progress. Bonuses are pretty sweet.

    Cons

    It can be a very stressful environment. You do eventually get used to it though. There is also a quick turnover for a lot of staff. It pretty much can take over your life.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for management.

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    23 Oct 2018 – Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your positive review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings and I would encourage you to give feedback directly to your manager if you think there are... More


  2. "Good place but hard work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice staff, interesting people, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    hurts your feet so much, hard hours, takes up a lot of time

    Advice to Management

    maybe find more suitable hours (more sociable) and provide shorter but more frequent breaks

  3. "Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    discounts
    training
    support
    increase confidence in talking to others

    Cons

    long hours
    unsociable
    end up smelling of ale and food
     always on feet


  4. "Great people to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and better wages than my friends get elsewhere

    Cons

    Hard work and often hours get cut

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work but remember cutting hours will cut sales


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    fun place to work

    Cons

    none but sometimes get really busy


  6. "Fantastic Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Exeter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High standards
    Decent pay
    Past passed environment
    Work hard, you’ll be rewarded
    Shares
    Discounts

    Cons

    It’s not a easy job at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward hardworking staff


  7. "Bar associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good job, easy, good hours and don’t start on minimum wage

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, management are also lazy

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Managers friendly and help with the hard work at the bar when things get busy

    Cons

    Long time spent on your feet. Besides a lunch break its not really seen as good to be sitting down, you constantly have to be working on your feet


  9. "Bar and floor assosciate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Tamworth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Tamworth, England (UK)

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    The job itself can be quite fun and rewarding

    Cons

    The way management speaks to you can be very demoralizing
    I don't believe there is a way to work up the career ladder quickly at all
    Work life balance is not taken into account

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills


  10. "Shift leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Regular hours
    On shift meal
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Crap management
    Duff incentives
    Offensive pay for bottom rung people.
    Bad break system.
    Tim Martin should be ashamed.
    Would live to see a big, big boss do a 3-close on a Saturday night when it's 4 deep at the bar and we've had hours cut....c'mon crack on!

    Advice to Management

    Do a day in the associates shoes again and you'll then see what needs to be changed. Big chain companies that treat their staff as numbers and nothing else.