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J D Wetherspoon Bar Associate Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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106 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work if you don't mind late nights"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely staff, everyone gets along really well

    Cons

    Shifts finishing a lot later than initially told

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-18
  2. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    bonuses, more than minimal pay

    Cons

    poor managment and long shifts

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-29
  3. "Hard work but good team dynamic"

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    Former Employee - Bar and Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hours, good team dynamic.

    Cons

    Management can be inflexible and lacking in situational leadership skills.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-22
  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Bar & Floor Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly place to work for a short period fast progression

    Cons

    management sometimes they over work you

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working at spoons"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible hours and angery customers

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-05
  6. "Reliable work, got the hours needed"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, high pay for bar work, good social aspect

    Cons

    Hard to manage due to worker to management ratio Customers are often rude

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-27
  7. "Unfriendly bar management team , busy , friendly associates (York Postern Gate)"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounted meals are useful on the low wages

    Cons

    No proper training ....just get on with it Staff room appallingly small , you are supposed to eat in the same place sweaty colleagues are changing clothes , male and female in this barely 2m2 little cubicle of a room. Management seemed to talk to me only when I had made mistakes Because of owner some members of staff have jumped on the anti-foreign bandwagon

    Advice to Management

    Embrace all people

    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-09
  8. "Floor Associate"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent weekly pay and Flexible hours

    Cons

    Can be boring and less availability to work on the bar

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-22
  9. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    decent environment for working in

    Cons

    always closing, so get home late

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-21
  10. "Bar associate"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good for overall development

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in the job

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-15
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