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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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530 Ratings
  1. "Good company, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% discount Good work experience for the field

    Cons

    Bad management Long hours Short breaks, if received

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  2. "Bar tender"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Blackpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time goes quick while serving

    Cons

    Busy environment sometimes makes things difficult

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  3. "Easy position"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Brigg, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Got to meet customers from all backgrounds

    Cons

    Hardly got any breaks for long shifts. Had a jobs worth manager

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  4. "Good first job; bad work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, can listen to music on shift, busy

    Cons

    Never get the rota on time, too high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  5. "Stressful"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% shift discount and 20% off shift discount. Meeting friends.

    Cons

    The customers tend to get very nasty especially after a drink. The managers get very stressed and take it out on the associate's . The regulars who spend lots of money 12h 7 days a week in the pub are rude to staff but don't get barred because they are brining in so much money, we have to just "take it on the chin"

    Advice to Management

    Bar people who are mean to staff instead of just letting them get away with it

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-20
  6. "Standard bar work"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Easy work

    Cons

    Long shifts and too many closes in same week

    Advice to Management

    Fewer closes in the same week.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours sometimes flexible good holiday pay training and uniform provided

    Cons

    no progression no raises too much work no appreciation rota keeps changing

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  8. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    weekly pay is really good

    Cons

    long shifts are very annoying

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  9. "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression, pay, benefits, the team and friendly

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, staffing levels, rude customers

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-14
  10. "good"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Sale, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good money and good environment

    Cons

    working hours and management aren't too good

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-13
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