J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2021

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3.6
68%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
871 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay Good people Good atmosphere(in 162 reviews)

  • "The quarterly bonuses are the best depending on how your Pub performs(in 140 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expect to work long hours in busier periods and occassions(in 257 reviews)

  • "Hard work when working in a busy pub(in 229 reviews)

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  1. "good to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    salary which is good here

    Cons

    work life balance which is not good

  2. "Team Leader"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Staff - Manager 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Effective staff training system, Flexible Working hours

    Cons

    Short staffed during busy days


  3. "Good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and support for staff

    Cons

    Working hours is insane for me

  4. "They looked after me"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - flexible around uni work - promoted despite part time hours - great team to work with in my pub

    Cons

    - hard shifts - unsociable hours

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  5. "Valuable training"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Huge investment in training to get the best from the teams

    Cons

    N/a at current time In my opinion

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  6. "Great team, great atmosphere, much expectation"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your form a community amongst your staff, and you really feel like you have each others backs. Managers reward hard work but this is up to individual managers and how they choose to recognise this. Friends in others venues have seen advancement go to a Manager’s pal, but I did not experience that. I think that is endemic to customer service roles.

    Cons

    Customers do seem to disregard Spoons employers moreso than any other customer service role I have been in. There seems to big a big emphasis on providing an excellent service to customers who completely disregard you. There should be more encouragement for customers to respect staff and not get their own way by shouting loudest. Advancement opportunities arise as and when.

  7. "Very enjoyable"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Peterlee, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meet people, fun shifts, share scheme

    Cons

    Unacialnle hours, not suited to family life

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  8. "Decent for part time student"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Kitchen in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and free food

    Cons

    Asked to provide ad hoc a lot

  9. "Flexible Hours"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Part-time work with flexible hours & decent pay for pub environment

    Cons

    Late nights pretty much guaranteed

  10. "JD Weatherspoons Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Fun time working in a good team, high energy job.

    Cons

    Not reliable at giving hours.

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