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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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530 Ratings
  1. "Stressful but rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Flexible hours. . Hands-on, fast-paced work. . Rewarding for those who show initiative and want to advance. . Generous pay for a bar job. . Enhances your communication skills.

    Cons

    . Long, unsociable hours with little to no assistance at times. . Can be very tight-knit so workplace drama can be a distraction. . Working in a skeleton-crew pub can be demanding, in which case expect to be asked to cover shifts short-notice.

    Advice to Management

    On-the-job training can be rushed or too piecemeal. Leading by example rather than delegating too much work for associates to do could increase morale and may provide helpful insight into different, sometimes better approaches to certain jobs.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-13
  2. "Good for short term"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Blackpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can have as many hours as you like, big teams where most people get along, progress from within most often

    Cons

    Those in higher positions seem to look down on other staff, a few lazy managers, very busy shifts

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-11
  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 

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

    Pros

    Very flexible shift pattern. Decent pay Lots of opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Usually you work quite a lot of hours High turnover rate so you're constantly getting new people

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-26
  4. "Too much for too little"

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    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working relationships Meet new people Free/heavily discounted food

    Cons

    Too much pressure Workload has grown and grown without much pay increaee

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-24
  5. "Bar associate"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours for students

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, on bar or floor

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-09
  6. "Wetherspoons life"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good hours and generally a good company to work with, with good benefits.

    Cons

    Might not be able to get a shift sometimes.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-09
  7. "Perfect for flexible work"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Dún Laoghaire
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for flexible work Discounted alcohol, food and hotel

    Cons

    Overworked if full time Not suitable to those looking for career in bartending Management and training lackluster High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Ensure training is better so senior staff aren't overworked as much and look after the full time members of staff as much as the college students.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-22
  8. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Leigh-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members, and amazing management

    Cons

    Some Customer can be unpleasant

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-07
  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wages in the airport higher than highstreet

    Cons

    Fast paced and very busy for new starters

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-06
  10. "Great for students, helped all throughout uni"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked on and off along side uni for the past 3 years and always been very flexible with shifts and hours. Good progression opportunities if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    long hours, busy shifts with no/little break time, late nights/early mornings, often tiring rota due to different shift all in a week

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-07
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