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J D Wetherspoon Associate Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
243 Ratings
  1. "It is what it is"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for 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

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Self esteem crushing, life ruining, and overall frustrating"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Cross Trained Bar and Kitchen Associate in St Helens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employee bonus scheme Flexible shift patterns Good opportunities for career progression if you have the personality of a robot

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours - I and others routinely would go from working 48 hour weeks to 16 hour weeks with no warning of hours being cut Constantly understaffed - the managers were given unrealistic budgets with as many cuts as possible to maximize profit regardless of the expense to its employees Overworked, unhappy employees - Never worked with one single employee who was happy working for this company Incompetent managers - Most of them are complete idiots with no idea when it comes to leadership and organization. More training required. Unfortunately these problems are across the board as I have worked in several pubs for this company, both front of house and back of house, all with the same issues

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  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Wellingborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Part time working means I can work mornings or evenings around my day to day life Training is available to employees

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to fid payslip as it is sometimes not available on the portal

  4. "Okay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Well paid, good training, free food

    Cons

    Target based regardless of busy or empty shifts.

  5. "Great on the job training."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monthly bonus . Shift flexibility. Discount.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours in busier periods and occassions.

  6. "Nice work environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment and friendly staff

    Cons

    You had to pay for the half of the meals while you were on duty. You cannot accept tips from clients

  7. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Rochester, South East England, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Good People Opportunity for progression

    Cons

    Late hours Extensive cleaning responsibilities Poor break to work ratio

  8. "Secure and enjoyable job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse working group and culture, hard-working individuals across the company

    Cons

    Understandable high standards mean occassional slip-ups lead to lack of empathy from management

  9. "not too bad, depends on the staff you work with"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    good for part time, depends on staff but can be fun sometimes

    Cons

    too much work for minimum wage

  10. "bar associate review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Staff are good sometimes but can be annoying

    Cons

    customers are awful all the time

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