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J D Wetherspoon Overview

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Watford, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (JDW)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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  • "Good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Portsmouth, VA
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a good summer job where you meet lots of people in a fast paced environment. Training was good with very friendly staff. Getting paid weekly is also good along with discounted food.

    Cons

    The pay was poor and it was difficult changing around shifts. Dealing with drunk people is hard work and can get exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, especially on bank holidays and holidays. More flexibility with shifts and improving the mystery customer set up .

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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Kitchen Staff, Bar Staff Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Harrogate, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, took 1 day to have an interview confirmed.

    There were two people, one asking questions, one writing down my answers. I felt nervous to begin with but after a couple of questions I felt at ease because the questions were relatively easy to answer.

    I'm glad that I prepared for the interview by checking out facts about wetherspoons and asking my girlfriend to pretend to be an interviewer.

    My advice for anybody doing an interview is to just be relaxed and answer the questions as best you can. Think about your answers before opening your mouth.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you handled a difficult customer?   1 Answer
    • What is your best quality?   2 Answers
    • Why do you want to work for Wetherspoons?   3 Answers
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Company Updates

  • Welcome The George Hotel in Brecon to the estate.. Opened yesterday as our 50th Hotel in the JD Wetherspoon family. #newopening #jdwfamily

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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • United Kingdom Top Employer Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2015
  • Best Bar at an Airport – worldwide’ for The Red Lion, Gatwick Airport North Terminal, The International Food & Beverage Creative Excellence, 2015
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