J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.5
67%
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78%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
683 Ratings
Pros
  • "staff looked after for pub environment(in 121 reviews)

  • "Good pay Good people Good atmosphere(in 117 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours on your feet all day(in 196 reviews)

  • "Pub dependent on how well managed everything is(in 195 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good employer with lots of training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Batley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus scheme with lots of training and opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Minimum wage and some rude clientele

  5. "Great to work for (at my pub ay least)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay Nice place to learn skills

    Cons

    Long hours and working on holidays aren't great

  6. "A decent company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A fast paced, fun company that can be very hard work. Free food for all staff, employee share options after 18 months service, 28 days holiday and a raft of other benefits. A good employee promise that aims to look after the staff and ensure a decent work-life balance. A wide ranging training scheme and options for Apprenticeships. Good industry pay rates and bonus schemes

    Cons

    The employee promise is only as good as the pub manager implementing it. There are good managers and bad managers... Once you have reached either pub manager or kitchen manager, there are few options for further progression, although both positions pay well for the industry.

  7. "Good student job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for under 21's

    Cons

    Not much well being support

  8. "Experiencw"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Waiter/Waitress in London, England

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

    Pros

    Really fun place to work, the managers are pretty easy to work with

    Cons

    Closing hours can be really late

  9. "Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Tender in Leeds, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    You make great friends here

    Cons

    Long hours Unsociable hours Gets very busy

  10. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Richmond, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good perks such as discount, bonuses and free food

    Cons

    Very busy atmosphere which can be stressful

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