- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at J D WetherspoonRecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Positive management with good interpersonal skills
Develop and training
Site transfers for students
Bonus scheme that is unrivalled in the pub industry
Area managers generally care
Appreciation when effort is applied
Anti social working hours
Minimum wage (although there is a bonus to top this up)
Advice to Management
I would have liked the opportunity to develop into a head office role on the completion of my degree, or some form of grad scheme that I could have applied for, this would utilise the knowledge from academia and my customer facing experience within multiple sites.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.
Following the online application, received a call from the general manager to come for interview at the pub. Very relaxed interview, was offered refreshment whilst waiting for previous interview to finish. Both the general manager and his second were conducting interviews, but personally spoke to the general manager. Interview is very structured, follows a series of questions, mostly looking for you to apply past experience, which the interviewer will fill out as you go along. I read as a tip online beforehand that the interviewer will make note of how often you smile - during my interview I noticed 3 ticks at the bottom of each page which I suspect is to do with this, so make sure to be smile and be friendly. There is supposed to be a scenario based question where act out roles, but interviewer felt this was a waste of time and skipped it, but be prepared for that. Otherwise it was a quick interview that was more of a chat that anything.
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J D Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK with more than 700 drinking and eating establishments in England, Scotland, and Wales. The pubs operate under a variety of different names; most of the public houses offer a music-free environment with all-day food service. They are often found in non-traditional locations, such as converted banks, post offices, and movie houses. The company's chain of drinking places includes some Lloyds No. 1 Bar locations that offer music and dancing. In addition to bars and pubs, Wetherspoon operates more than a dozen small hotels.