J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
29 Ratings
  • Not too bad at all!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and good management, though obviously this depends which branch you work at! Pay is slightly better than equivalent jobs.

    Cons

    Long working hours with late finishes, difficult customers to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stopping the zero hours contracts would be great!

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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015

Interview Experience

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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.

    Interview Details

    Email to pub manager to say I was interested in the role. Why I am interested and what would make me a job team leader. Gave examples of how I integrated into the team, people ask me questions, have my respect. Lead by example etc. Gave brief overview of my employment history and the skills that I gained from the jobs. Followed by a F2F interview. Lots of questions about customer service, teamwork, training, expectations, how are you going to alter from bar associate to team leader, gain trust from team etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think it is important to be kitchen trained - unexpected.
      Helps you understand the kitchen, what it can ad more importantly CAN NOT do. So you can help in the kitchen if needed.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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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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