J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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  • Bar Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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.

J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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    Bar Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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Additional Info

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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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