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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Interview Questions

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Kitchen Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Rochester, South East England, England (UK)) in March 2014.

Interview

Both managers sat down with me in a private area of the pub and introduced themselves, then explained one would be talking to me and the other writing it all down but as we started, we all ended up having a chat and made the process more comfortable and relaxed and I had the opportunity to get to know them better and show them my personality.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me about previous experience   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for J D Wetherspoon

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    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon.

    Interview

    Basic questions on how comfortable you would be in kitchen situations. A couple of questions based on customer service. Overall it was very relaxed and didn't last too long either.
    There was two interviewers and the dress code for interviewing was smartly dressed. I would rev omen having a few customer service based answers ready before going in.

    Interview Questions

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    Jul 5, 2016 – Recruitment and Training Manager

    Thank you for your comments around our interview process


  2.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon in November 2015.

    Interview

    Very quick and easy interview, basic kitchen questions and relevant experience. 20 minute 1 on 1 interview with a manager, then come back for a 1 hour unpaid kitchen trial.

    Interview Questions

    • What helps you keep motivated?
      What do you like best about working in a team?
      Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None

  3.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Manchester, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Informal chat following email communication of my interview date/information needed. We went through the questions and I was able to explain around them, as well as ask any additional questions. I was made well informed of the process i.e the 2-4 hour unpaid work trial and the induction period of 13 weeks and the job requirements. The whole process took around 30-40 minutes and the member of staff who interviewed me was really lovely. The only downside is that I was interviewed in the pub itself and not in a quieter more private room which may of been beneficial to both of us.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Very simple and informal chat over coffee - few questions nothing out of the ordinary just general past experience questions. no tests. will be invited in for a trial shift usually about 4 hours long.

    Interview Questions

    • would you be available for cover and short notice   1 Answer

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    Jul 5, 2016 – Recruitment and Training Manager

    Many thanks for your comments


  5.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Manchester, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had already filled out the application for a job a couple of years previously, and I'm not sure there's a chance to change your answers, but I got an interview the first time and then again now, so obviously wasn't too bad for me! Took a couple of weeks to get a call though, interview was the next day, was made to feel at home by the manager, got a call about a trial shift the next day

    Interview Questions

    • One thing you do selflessly   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon in August 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online which involved simple numeracy, literacy and scenario tests and then a personality test too. Phone call about a week later offering an interview with the kitchen leader for two days later.

    Offered a drink upon arrival and got took to the staff room as it was quieter. Was made to feel at ease and interviewer was very friendly and easy to talk to.

    Lasted around 20 minutes and was asked to go for a trial the following week. Mentioned induction is the next stage after that which always takes place on a Sunday.

    They have smiley faces at the bottom of yhe sheet that indicate how much you smiled throughout the interview. I didn't see her tick any off, which I was under the impression they do but she may have done it after I left

    Interview Questions

    • talk me through your past experience   Answer Question
    • what can you tell me about JD Wetherspoons   Answer Question
    • what is your best quality   Answer Question
    • why is it important to work in a team   Answer Question
    • has there been a time you have worked in a team and been proud of it? for what reason?   Answer Question
    • what do you think will be yhe hardest aspect of working here   Answer Question
    • if you are successful, do you see yourself staying with us for a long amount. where do you see yourself in two years?   Answer Question
    • have you ever had to deal with an angry customer? if so, how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    • do you feel it is important for kitchen and bar staff to have a good relationship with the customers   Answer Question
    • scenario:
      customer unhappy with food. it is sent back to the kitchen during a busy period. how would you deal with this?   Answer Question
    • scenario:
      a customer has complained about the waiting time for orders when we are short staffed and very busy. what woukd you do?   Answer Question
    • when are you available?   Answer Question
    • do you have any salary expectations?   Answer Question
    • if you are successful, when can you start?   Answer Question
    • why do you want to work here   Answer Question
    • how do you keep yourself motivated   Answer Question
    • if the other staff you work with are in a worse mood than you, how would you deal with this?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Crewe, England (UK)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Had an informal interview with the manager, discussed the role in detail. One of the main things she asked was what I already knew about Wetherspoons, their history, the charities they work with etc.

    Once I passed this section the next stage was a trial shift in the kitchens. Just keep as busy as possible and ask questions as you go.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about J D Wetherspoons?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied online which took around 30 minutes. I was then invited for an interview around 4 days later.
    Interview took place at the pub and lasted around 15 minutes. A drink was provided and a number of standard interview questions were asked on the importance of teamwork and knowledge of the company.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Kitchen Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Gloucester, England (UK)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    Interview was very quick, manager had basically decided as i sat down if i was good enough to get the job or not. Was dressed formally which is apparently rare for staff who apply for the spoons however, I would still recommend this to anyone else who applied. Questions fairly simple, classic interview questions and would like some brief knowledge on what you know about the wetherspoons. Knowing what day dots and SOPs are might also be beneficial for your interview. Smiling is also key, so make sure you do so.

    Interview Questions


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