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Updated 28 May 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
10 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work while studying"

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    Former Employee - Bartender 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, friendly staff and friendly regulars.

    Cons

    Often understaffed! The job requires a great deal of patience sometimes.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-28
  2. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make decent friends, have a good laugh

    Cons

    Pay is awful, there is no work life balance. Expecting to drop everything for them. 90+ hours a week, no progression no matter how long or hard you work,

    Advice to Management

    Respect staff’s need to have a life and give full time staff the correct hours not to all the parttime.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-10

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Sorry to hear you did not have a great experience. There are some points you have raised which we would like to look into further. Please get in touch by contacting us @ PersonnelAdvisors@jdwetherspoon.co.uk

  3. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Taunton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good training, busy

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, a little understaffed on some busy shifts

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-25

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    May 20, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your review

  4. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Bartender 

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

      Pros

      Lots of hours and overtime

      Cons

      It can get really busy

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-31

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      April 30, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for your review.

    • "Good people terrible treatment"

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      Current Employee - Bartender 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Everybody is relatively friendly and you get discount food

      Cons

      How this company can pay less than minimum wage in the trial period is a joke. Rotas are finalised a week in advance so no work life balance at all. Seem to be constantly short staffed and under pressure.

      Advice to Management

      Provide a better work life balance and sufficient wages for your staff.

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-16
    • "Bartender"

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      Former Employee - Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Worked with some lovely people

      Cons

      Terrible management, stressful and terrible pay

      Advice to Management

      Learn to remember students are young and inexperienced.

      J D Wetherspoon2019-03-15
    • "The position has its ups and downs"

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      Current Employee - Server/Bartender in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      A good place to start building career in hospitality/retail indsutry

      Cons

      Low pay Stressful No free food during shifts

      J D Wetherspoon2019-02-02

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      February 12, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thanks for your feedback, have you used your staff discount?

    • "Pretty much what you'd expect"

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      Former Employee - Bartender in Norwich, England
      Recommends

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon (Less than a year)

      Pros

      - good environment - flexible hours as a student - Understanding management

      Cons

      - no tips allowed - inconsistent shift patterns

      J D Wetherspoon2019-01-05

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      January 22, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review.

    • "Bar Staff"

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      Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Good laugh, lots of friendly customers

      Cons

      Long hours and can be tedious

      J D Wetherspoon2018-12-13

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      December 18, 2018Senior Recruitment Advisor

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback will be discussed in our weekly meetings.

    • "Comfortable and secure. Yet lacking in challenge, whilst promoting job apathy."

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      Current Employee - Bartender in Eastbourne, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Increases certain skills include social skills and team work.

      Cons

      Unsociable hours and lacking wages

      J D Wetherspoon2018-10-07
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