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J D Wetherspoon Overview

Watford, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (JDW)
Casual Restaurants
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

McDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lidl

JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland.

Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979.

Today, Tim and the company run over ... Read more

Mission: The company seeks to develop staff through effective and award-winning training and development, through a positive working environment and, of course, by means of a decent pay packet.

Every year, thousands of staff complete one or more training courses, not ... Read more

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate
    Former Employee - Bar Associate
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    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Always decent coworkers
    - Keeps you active

    Cons

    - Hours can be long and antisocial
    - The clientele isn't always the best

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J D Wetherspoon Photos

J D Wetherspoon photo of: Wetherspoon celebrate raising £16 million for nominated charity CLIC Sargent
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A hotel room in our first Dublin hotel, The Old Borough
J D Wetherspoon photo of: The beer garden at The Royal Victoria Pavillion
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A display of more than 9.000 cascading poppies on the front of our pub The Regent, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield
J D Wetherspoon photo of: An aerial view of The Velvet Coaster
J D Wetherspoon photo of: Beer Festival real-ale barrel display at the Potter's Wheel, Swansea
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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Bar Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in St Albans
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (St Albans) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Easy going chat about me and my plans and availability. Asked about hours and how I have dealt with difficult customers and what I did to resolve problems at the time

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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2019, Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Overall Winner, Loo of the Year Awards, 2018
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