J D Wetherspoon Employee Reviews about "discount on food"

Updated 22 Jun 2020

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  1. "Bar Staff"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The customers are generally quite friendly, especially the regulars. Discount on food during working hours is a plus. And food quality is good. Social scene between colleagues is good.

    Cons

    The pay is one of the largest drawbacks. Minimum wage, or just about. Plus, no further pay after 12 midnight so on a busy shift if there was a lot to clean up and you were working close. You would be working any time after 12 for free. This was normally around 30 minutes each time so it did add up. Some managers did not treat staff with respect.

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  2. "Interesting to say the least"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on food and beverages as well as discounts in other shops

    Cons

    Abuse from customers, and fired for poor performance on a shift that started 6 hours after previous shift


  3. "Standard Bar Job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on food and hotel stays, Friendly Staff all get along well, Friendly Regular customers, Cheap food, Cheap drinks with good variation

    Cons

    Lack of discounts on drinks, Hate Club 100 creates over familiarization which can be seen as insulting, Refusal to accept constructive criticism

  4. "2 Years In"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Bar Team Leader in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun environment, friendly staff, constant work, decent pay, discounts on food. Builds confidence and self respect. tips occasionally, constant meeting new and different people from all walks of life

    Cons

    late, sometimes unsociable hours, managers can take the mick or victimise if they don't like you for whatever reason but easily sorted if you go to pub manager who takes grievance seriously.

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  5. "Sold my soul"

    2.0
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    Kitchen Associate in Leominster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Discount on food Nice building Customer toilets and general cleanliness of the building was good.

    Cons

    Long hours Unsociable hours High level of "staff sickness" or general staff shortages, therefore sometimes forced to work double shifts. Management didn't know what they were doing.

  6. "Overworked and unappreciated"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for less than a year

    Pros

    - discount on food when working and not working - zero hour contract so only need to give 1 weeks notice - monthly bonus

    Cons

    - minimum wage - zero hour contract - management wouldn't put rota for the week up until a couple of days before so couldn't make any plans - too focused on 10 min food time target, didn't look at reasons for not meeting target e.g. Very busy and huge amount of orders - poor training - management would not give consistent shifts e.g. All mornings so sleep pattern was ruined - had to remind management more than once that legally you have to have 11 hours between shifts

  7. "Worked in Retail 11 Years. Enjoy the Roll Fully."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Stockport, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in Various Places in Retail 11 years And never worked for such a place where the Hours are so flexible and can work around your life. Very good progression opportunities, rewarded for hard work, great working atmosphere with both customers and staff. Great Discount on Food when on and off shift and extends further to the chains hotel bookings. You feel secure in your job. It is hard work for a new member of staff but once you get into the swing of it it is really enjoyable. Also feel supported by all of your team whenever things can sometimes kick off with customers who have one too many. Really enjoy this job and happy here.

    Cons

    Long time on your feet without sitting down. Can sometimes be hard to get certain days off. Does not recognise outlets within the estate that need a refurb instead focuses on city centre ones.

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    J D Wetherspoon Response

    December 12, 2016Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for the positive feedback, All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings.

  8. "Okay I guess"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Irvine, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Discounts on food. Food was alright. Better than usual pay for a kitchen job. Always something to do, keeping you busy.

    Cons

    Can be hectic, especially in a busy pub. Weekly Rota can be very short notice, with it being changed a few days before the week starts sometimes, meaning you can't plan your weeks in advance, without putting a holiday in, as your shifts could change the sunday before that weeks rota. A lot of pressure to work to their company targets, but no real incentive to do so, as the bonus scheme is really flawed, i.e. a few inexperienced people working 4 hours a week can ruin the bonus for everyone. Which happened. Every month. The hours were inconsistent for people not given guaranteed minimum hours, which was only implemented as I left. If your pub didn't reach targets consistently the hours would be cut, meaning full time people would be on less than 25 hours per week sometimes, with certain favoured staff and management getting their guaranteed hours. Would sometimes finish at 2/3am. In a kitchen. Would sometimes be in at 10/11am after said late finish. If the management need someone to cover a shift, they would call people at 7/8am, when they were in until 3am the night before. Even though they can see when people have clocked out at.

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    J D Wetherspoon Response

    December 12, 2016Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Many thanks for your review - this will be passed on to the area manager and discussed further within the company.

  9. "Quality of work life varies by branch"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whilst some of the material is outdated, the training was decent with a great system in place to help a novice employee feel they getting to grips with the job. Staff discount on food & drink

    Cons

    The particular branch I worked at would not hire door staff despite it being located in a hotspot for problems and clashing football fans. After an incident involving a BNP march I just didn't feel safe.

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  10. "Kitchen Associate"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Kitchen Work. Friendly Staff. Good Bonuses. Great part time job for students. It has got a career progression path. Discounts on food and drink within the company.

    Cons

    Can work shifts that are "a finish" which depending on staff numbers etc, can be very late in the night. Never really a guaranteed number of hours a week. Can sometimes be left to work in the kitchen alone.

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