Compare J D Wetherspoon vs Costa BETA

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J D Wetherspoon

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Costa

Employee Ratings

  • J D Wetherspoon scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Costa scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1821 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 1319 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
71%
71%John Hutson
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
68%
68%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
37%

Salaries

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Donut Bagger, Cooker1 Salaries
A$16/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at J D Wetherspoon.
  • "Free drinks" was the most mentioned Pro at Costa.
  • J D Wetherspoon had 117 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 133 reviews)
"Pub"(in 126 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 112 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 61 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 215 reviews)
"Pub"(in 209 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 98 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 45 reviews)
Featured Review
"Team leader"23 Jun 2017

I worked at J D Wetherspoon

Pros

Struggling to find any pros for this place

Cons

Backstabbing environment, based on favourism

Advice to Management

Find something better to do with your lives

Former Employee - Barista Maestro

I worked at Costa full-time

Pros

I met some of my best friends working at costa, training on the job which is great, supporting team.

Cons

It's hard work and physical work, sometimes long hours. Had a few experiences with bad bosses but 95% of the people I worked with were lovely and we still keep in touch many years on!

Advice to Management

Be more flexible, I understand its stressful running a shop but people need lives outside of work!

Job Postings

Costa has 249 more recently posted open jobs than J D Wetherspoon.