J D Wetherspoon Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 27 Jun 2020

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3.5
67%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
690 Ratings
Pros
  • "staff looked after for pub environment(in 120 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 194 reviews)

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  1. "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

  2. "Duty manager"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager in Manchester, England

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team, great fun, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, that's about it

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  3. "Brill"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Wetherspoons 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay Good people Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours and rota is always different

  4. "Has many pros and many cons"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Bar and Kitchen Associate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

    Pros

    - Staff discount - Decent pay for what it is - Decent co-workers - Opportunities to work your way up management - They do a lot of charity work

    Cons

    - If you're lazy, don't bother - Long hours - Early mornings and late nights, can really mess up your sleeping pattern

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Team Leader 
    Recommends

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to meet new people Staff become like family Gain lots of new skills and knowledge Good pay Good incentives Easy to progress further in the role

    Cons

    Long hours Short staffed most of the time

  6. "Hard work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Meals were discounted by 50% during shifts

    Cons

    Long hours and very stressful

  7. "Good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Leader 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great friends good social under staffed

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet all day

  8. "Excellent Place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Weymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rate of pay, bonus scheme, training; virtual, on-hand and classroom based. Work Life Balance, progression, discount

    Cons

    Long hours and unsociable hours

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  9. "Only join if you are desperate for money"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    - Lovely staff - Weekly pay - 20% discount

    Cons

    - Customers vomit and even poo almost daily in the public area! Leaving the bar staff to clean it up - its disgusting! - Rude and patronising customers - Long hours 10+ - No social life due to mostly working weekends - Understaffed - Closing the pub takes over 2 hours at least therefore very late nights - Physically straining - So much unnecessary training

  10. "Slave labour"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Kitchen in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay average hourly rate

    Cons

    Long hours horrible managers 5am starts

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