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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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  • "Long hours (have done up to 12 hour shifts before)" (in 104 reviews)

  • "They reduced the hours in the contract to improve work life balance but in reality you are always there longer than your rotary" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good holiday scheme, friendly working enviroment.

    Cons

    Annoying and rude Customers, late nights


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of chance for progression and extra hours. Break times adhered to strictly

    Cons

    Long close downs. Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonus
    Employee relations
    High standards
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Hours tight at pub level
    Can be very stressful
    Long shifts
    Late nights and early mornings

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about hours and more about employee morale.

    Cutting hours at pub level may help increase profits but it reduces service standards and the employees ability to do their jobs and lowers morale


  4. "Good company but tedious work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Accomodate changing work shifts
    Provide a lot of training

    Cons

    Tedious work
    Pay could be better


  5. "My experience as a 16/17 year old"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    It was a job. Plenty of other young people working, so easier to talk to on shift.
    Paid for 8 hours if you tak holiday!

    Cons

    Under 18 it was £4.50 an hour and you mainly have 4 hour stints unless it’s the summer. So if you have to get a bus/travel that’s around a quarter of the money you make every shift gone!

    Very kitchen v floor/bar staff

    Hard work in summer months but when it got quieter and there was genuinely nothing to do, if you were caught standing near the glasswash/bar you’d get told to go do something even though it’s quiet and there is nothing to do!
    When bosses come it’s a massive todo and sometimes they leave the more inexperienced staff to serve them

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good in the beginning but went downhill"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Started working in a brand new Wetherspoons. At the beginning it was enjoyable but after a few months the hours allocated to the pub were cut.

    Half price food during shift
    Staff are friendly
    Training

    Cons

    Not enough people on shift... sometimes couldn't even have a break because there was no one there to cover
    Expected to make your own way home at night, taxi's not subsidised
    Poorly managed and obvious favouritism
    Wage
    Kitchen manager didn't care about customers


  7. "Fantastic company"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company 10 years, they have turned my part time temporary job into a career, I left education without attending college or university, jdw have just paid for me to complete a university diploma!
     Believe me, I wouldn't be here today if they were an awful company to work for. You get out what you put in! Nothing in this world is easy, and customer service is definitely not. It's a challenge and very hard work, but also very rewarding, with the support, progression opportunities and monetary bonuses.
    People are whinging that they have no social life, well have you ever spoken to the person who completes your rota and asked for the occasional Friday night off? Jdw are a people company, but also the trade that you applied to, does mean working unsociable hours. Is it jdw fault you applied? Is it jdw fault you don't ask?
    I've met some of my best friends working for this company, from both sides of the bar!
    Jdw have supported me through my car accident, medical concerns, being assaulted and pregnancy, from adapting rotas to enable appointments can be made to the assistance from the legal team at head office.
    It's all about communication!

    Cons

    A job is what you make of it. If you look at it negatively, you will hate it.
    Look at the positives and you will succeed

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  8. "Amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Team-Orientated Atmosphere
    - Competent and Approachable Management
    - Decent Benefits
    - Good Career Prospects
    - Helpful Colleagues

    Cons

    - Hours can be inconsistent
    - May be stressful, require you to work to your limits at times

    Advice to Management

    - Keep it up


  9. "Good job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Morpeth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Chef in Morpeth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and easy progression

    Cons

    Long hours and no over time

    Advice to Management

    Look after the little staff


  10. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    So nice to work with

    Cons

    Need to be more on time


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