J D Wetherspoon

  www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
  www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
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    Head Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Really people focused company with great development opportunities and a lot of positive focus on employee's capabilities. Strong preference towards internal recruitment. Regular rotation of roles to keep interest and broaden experience.

    Flat structure for the most part and minimal politics.

    Good pay and bonus. Free shares.

    Cons

    Whilst the company seems to pride itself on listening to its employees it is only if they like what they hear. The company is dictated by HiPPOs who do not believe in marketing or data and have little respect for people who work in finance.

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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Bar Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at J D Wetherspoon in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application was easy, followed by a few online tests, again pretty easy, I applied on a saturday afternoon and had a phone call on sunday morning asking to come for an interview on the tuesday.

    The interview was unlike any interviews I've read about for this company before, the manager seemed hostile towards me and sat with crossed arms, writing down everything I said. The interview was very structured, with the manager reading out questions and me answering as best I could. Despite being reassured that previous experience isn't necessary the manager seemed taken aback that I didn't have any experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How many pubs does J D Wetherspoon run?
      What is the name of the CEO?
      What year was J D Wetherspoon founded as a company?
       
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Website www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Headquarters Watford, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (JDW)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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.

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