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J D Wetherspoon Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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486 Ratings
Pros
  • "salary very competitive for the pub trade(in 98 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and contract set to your needs(in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Much busier than your average Pub/Restaurant(in 143 reviews)

  • "Long hours with not enough breaks(in 135 reviews)

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  1. "not the worst, not the best job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, not a bad job at all for young people wanting to start a career

    Cons

    very hard work. work/life balance isn't the best.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-14
  2. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make decent friends, have a good laugh

    Cons

    Pay is awful, there is no work life balance. Expecting to drop everything for them. 90+ hours a week, no progression no matter how long or hard you work,

    Advice to Management

    Respect staff’s need to have a life and give full time staff the correct hours not to all the parttime.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-10

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Sorry to hear you did not have a great experience. There are some points you have raised which we would like to look into further. Please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  3. "Spoons"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food Busy Fun Good for meeting people Discount Shares

    Cons

    Hours Late finishes Poor upper management Abuse by customers Work life balance

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-11

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It’s great to know that the things we have invested in such as shares and employee discount are valued. However, there are some points you have raised which we would like to look into further. Please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  4. "Working for spoons"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager 
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts are always a plus on already cheap drinks and you can progress quickly

    Cons

    Being given unrealistic targets to hit with regards to hour usage Stressful hours that are often unsociable Work life balance.... What's that? Having to deal with abuse from the public and it being brushed off as if its okay.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are your biggest asset and resource, cutting the hours they can use to run the pub is ridiculous. Your expecting us to cut hours and hours out of the rotas which leaves us running short almost every day and causing stress and anxiety amongst all the staff..... That's the reason people leave, people have bills to pay, families to raise, and while spoons is a great place to progress and learn loads of new skills...

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-28

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thank you for your review. If you would like to discuss further the points you have raised, please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  5. "Good people terrible treatment"

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    Current Employee - Bartender 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody is relatively friendly and you get discount food

    Cons

    How this company can pay less than minimum wage in the trial period is a joke. Rotas are finalised a week in advance so no work life balance at all. Seem to be constantly short staffed and under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better work life balance and sufficient wages for your staff.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-03-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bar and floor assosciate"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Tamworth, England

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

    Pros

    Good pay The job itself can be quite fun and rewarding

    Cons

    The way management speaks to you can be very demoralizing I don't believe there is a way to work up the career ladder quickly at all Work life balance is not taken into account

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills

    J D Wetherspoon2019-02-18

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    March 5, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    It is good to hear that you find your pub a great place to work. You can find out more about our training and apprenticeship programmes and how to progress on myJDW. Good luck.

  7. "Decent job"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Discounted drink and food Strategic career ladder

    Cons

    Managers can be abrupt Hardly any Work/Life Balance Rarely get a full break

    J D Wetherspoon2019-02-01

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    February 12, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for the feedback please speak to one of the pub management team or contact us @ pay@jdwetherspoon.co.uk about your breaks.

  8. "Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Putney, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay bonus training food drink

    Cons

    Staff busy condition work life balance

    Advice to Management

    More staff needed better quality management.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-02-03

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    February 12, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for the feedback.

  9. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    bonuses, free shares, free meal on shift

    Cons

    long hours, shift work, no work life balance

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-15

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    January 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review

  10. "Work hard, nasty customers, late nights"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

      Pros

      Team effort, good friends drinks after work

      Cons

      Little work life balance. Rota changes too much

      J D Wetherspoon2019-01-22
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