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"Worst job Ive had"

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Former Employee - Shift Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Shift Manager in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Friendly people, flexible hours, pub isn't too busy. breaks are reasonable. complies with standard training procedures

Cons

Pay is awful, hours are very long, made to do work that isn't in your description. Working extra hours sometimes past closing hours and not being paid.
Under-paid, over-worked, management did not comply to direct-gov work guidelines
massive staff turnover

Advice to Management

Give staff reasonable hours, pay them if they work past their hours, don't spend all of your shift in the office and let everyone else do the work

Other Employee Reviews for J D Wetherspoon

  1. "Great fun with colleagues but long hard unsocial hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are all quite young and a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Minimum wage
    Occasional unpleasant customer
    Often late shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Training should involve more of what the staff will be doing day to day and less about corporate objectives. This is because the people behind the bar don't decide corporate objectives and don't really really affect them.


  2. "Long hours, poor pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free shares, people with no formal qualifications can get into management positions, excellent training and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor pay for even the managers. Minimum wage for staff. 50 hour weeks. Easy to get fired, everything is a disciplinary offense!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your shift managers more, management is a huge responsibility, and under £8 per hour? Disgraceful!

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