J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Very good working environment, team work,Performance Review, Promotion, yearly pay rise,,food Hygiene, health and safety,secure job, payment on time,bonus on sales target etc

    Cons

    Some managers are abusing their position like racism apart of this Problem everything is nice in there.

    Advice to Management

    Not to abuse their position, not to push, keep an eye on everything, if their is problem between staff please call both of the staff and take necissary Action, evaluate staff, give an good opportunity to that staff who is really dedicated and hardworking, honest.


J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Bar Associate Interview

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    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at J D Wetherspoon in June 2015.

    Interview

    I spent a few hours doing the maths and personality tests and about a week later I was interviewed and asked to do 2 hours of unpaid work. They called me a few days after and said I wasn't "business-focused" enough; I suppose I just struggled to be overly-enthusiastic about passing off microwaved meals as freshly cooked food. I applied for another place nearby the following week, had an interview and was told there and then I had the job and to await a phone call confirming the details. Instead I got an automated email saying they weren't hiring me and it took me about 3 attempts to get hold of the manager for an explanation. He spouted some nonsense about having hired too many people and me being the cut-off point. The managers are obviously that fed up with their lives that they find it amusing to lie to people, get their hopes up and then let them down.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you exceeded customer expectations.   Answer Question
    • Take this menu and try to sell me a dessert or some coffee.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Headquarters Watford, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Public (JDW)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK & Ireland. Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979. Today, Tim and the company run over 950 pubs and hotels, spread right across the UK & more recently, Ireland.

During this 30-year history, the company has repeatedly led the way with ground-breaking... More

Mission: Our aims are to have by far the best CQSMA* standards in the pub world, to be the best company to work for and, by doing these things, to be the most profitable... More

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