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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 17 November 2017
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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Pros
  • Good discount on food: when on shift you get 50% discount, when off shift you get 33% discount (in 33 reviews)

  • Lots of employee benefits including 50% off food during your shift (making a meal and a drink very often under (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours on your feet are expected (in 84 reviews)

  • There we're times when the rota had changed and I hadn't be notified of the update which made the work-life balance difficult at times (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Bar associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Bar Staff in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Bar Staff in Saint Albans, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly positive company
    Good for students looking to work in their holidays

    Cons

    Time had to be booked off 6 weeks in advance

    Advice to Management

    Generally, everything is very positive but it would be better if staff knew about shift timings further in advance. When I worked there I found planning anything outside of work very difficult as six weeks notice had to be given and I'd know my sifts as little as a week before I worked them


  2. "Spoons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Darwen, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Darwen, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ideal when it comes to holidays, decent pay

    Cons

    Could end up working till 3/4/5/6am, long shifts, intense


  3. "Kitchen Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Team Leader in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Kitchen Team Leader in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Given the opportunity to progress at a young age and was mentored by excellent managers who care. The next step allows me to attend a catering academy paid for by J.D Wetherspoon.

    Cons

    Often made to work long and unsociable hours sometimes starting at 4am! Some employees have bad attitudes which brings morale down leading to standards slipping.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to other managers advice and use feedback effectively. Always maintain a good positive attitude as your attitude will effect you whole teams.


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  5. "Cleaner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Shift Pattern
    Great Management
    Training exceptional

    Cons

    Forced to work too hard in too little time
    No discounts

    Advice to Management

    Increase time or reduce workload to make job more efficient.


  6. "Kitchen Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    working in the airport meant good pay

    Cons

    travel was difficult from airport


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Very social and great team to work with

    Cons

    Customers can be grumpy and hard work

    Advice to Management

    good job


  8. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, progression encouraged and felt appreciated

    Cons

    As team leader hours were long but generally worth it


  9. "Dont believe the advertised hours on the website"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount and Some staff are nice

    Cons

    Late finishes on closes
    Very low pay for the jobs you are expected to do. especially U21s
    Applied for a 16 hour contract (advertised on website) and got an email a couple of month later saying I was on a 4 hour
    Endless probation. Contract said 3 months but got told after 7 months that I was still was on probation. Was told in a passing comment 10 months after my start date that I was off probation
    No on the job training whatsoever. Given till key on first shift and expected to work on my own as ' I seemed to know what I was doing'
    Too many managers or people who thought they were managers
    Would get picked up on the smallest things whereas people who would do a lesser job would get praised for it

    Advice to Management

    Give staff on the job training rather than just a load of videos and quizzes you can resit as many times as you want and review managers training every now and again


  10. "Not worth it."

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

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Discounted food on breaks
    Most colleagues do their outmost to help you when times are tough

    Cons

    Awful Pay
    Terrible Work/Life Balance
    Unsociable Hours
    Unfair Management
    Ridiculous Expectations

    Advice to Management

    Actually treat your staff with some respect. If someone is ill don’t pester them with phone calls asking what’s wrong with them. If someone needs time off, give it to them and actually remember that people have a life outside of work. Oh and actually pay us for all the cleaning we have to do at the end of the night.


  11. "Fantastic opportunities for progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, a lot of hours to be had if wanted, easy job. Bonuses for achieving targets.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours - 6am start, late finishes. I do feel as do shift leaders deserve a euro or so more an hour considering how much is demanded of them. There are other cons like being understaffed at times, however I understand the company needs to reduce hours to safe money so in the grand scheme of things it doesn't bother me.

    Advice to Management

    Given the nature of the work/industry and how much the company is willing to do for it's staff there are very few improvements I could make.


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