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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 18 June 2018
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  • "Long hours (have done up to 12 hour shifts before)" (in 102 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 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Shepherds Bush, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Shepherds Bush, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get job
    50% off food on shift
    Paid by clocking in/out (paid overtime accurately)

    Cons

    High staff turnover, constantly training up new people
    Titles go to peoples heads
    Drama
    Some people don’t pull their weight but get away with it
    Later than expected closes if understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better and they won’t just up and leave.


  2. "Good staff, bad managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Funny, friendly co-workers, simple and efficient training, good starter job for catering

    Cons

    Managers that are too quick to blame

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees about issues before issuing threats about not giving any more hours or the like.

  3. "shift manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    good life balance
    very competitive wages

    Cons

    got to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    you have to work hard and you have to do it the spoons way


  4. "Bar Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Professional environment
    Getting to know customers
    Discounted food & drink during work

    Cons

    Rude customers (rarely)
    Repetitive
    Felt looked down on


  5. "Super"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Really Super place to work

    Cons

    No cons to working here


  6. "Kitchen associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Pontypool, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Pontypool, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working arrangments to suit your needs

    Cons

    very busy environment and stressful at peak times

    Advice to Management

    Manage teams better


  7. "Overall very good to work with for part time / temp work!"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, not much of a hierarchy / management are approachable, a lot of students and high workforce turnover so was perfect for me as a student. Flexible approach to shifts, never had any problems with getting paid correctly

    Cons

    Probably not very reliable for someone with responsibilities such as children - as a new member of staff I'd often get less hours than I asked for

  8. "Not worth my time at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay
    Discount on food

    Cons

    Cut my hours to below my contracted minimum
    Rude staff and management
    No proper on the job training


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The job is what you make of it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You’ll meet some fantastic customers bases and work within excellent teams that support each other. There are bonus incentives and discounts available on and off shift for food and drink. Progression is readily available if you’re willing to fight for it and work hard.

    Cons

    A lot of time it feels like you’re skating on thin ice with volumes of staff on shift, wherein the number of people working is not enough

    Advice to Management

    I think area management are completely out of touch with pub based employees. There is little empathy from AMs and you generally only hear negative, positives are expected, not acknowledged. I think back to the workplace shifts should be a bi-weekly thing for AMs to get stuck into the pubs and enable them to remember how difficult the job can be.


  10. "Bar Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatwick, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gatwick, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people and easy work

    Cons

    10 hour shifts and half an hour break
    have to pay for own food

    Advice to Management

    stop sitting in the office


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