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 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1669 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 1181 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
2.7
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
3.3
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
77%
77%John Hutson
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
70%
70%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
51%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
37%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • J D Wetherspoon had 64 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • J D Wetherspoon had 106 more reviews than Costa that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Pub"(in 120 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 117 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 103 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 53 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 196 reviews)
"Pub"(in 194 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 90 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 42 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

J D Wetherspoon has 202 more recently posted open jobs than Costa.