J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.5
67%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
683 Ratings
  1. "Team leader"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Struggling to find any pros for this place

    Cons

    Backstabbing environment, based on favourism

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    J D Wetherspoon Response

    July 4, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    We are sorry you had such a negative experience

  2. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "A decent company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A fast paced, fun company that can be very hard work. Free food for all staff, employee share options after 18 months service, 28 days holiday and a raft of other benefits. A good employee promise that aims to look after the staff and ensure a decent work-life balance. A wide ranging training scheme and options for Apprenticeships. Good industry pay rates and bonus schemes

    Cons

    The employee promise is only as good as the pub manager implementing it. There are good managers and bad managers... Once you have reached either pub manager or kitchen manager, there are few options for further progression, although both positions pay well for the industry.

  4. "Good student job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for under 21's

    Cons

    Not much well being support

  5. "Experiencw"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Waiter/Waitress in London, England

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

    Pros

    Really fun place to work, the managers are pretty easy to work with

    Cons

    Closing hours can be really late

  6. "Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Tender in Leeds, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    You make great friends here

    Cons

    Long hours Unsociable hours Gets very busy

  7. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Richmond, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks such as discount, bonuses and free food

    Cons

    Very busy atmosphere which can be stressful

  8. "Jd wetherspoon"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Buxton, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, progression opportunities

    Cons

    Late nights, the general public

  9. "Pay"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 

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

    Pros

    good pay, good bonuses, shares in the company and flexible hours

    Cons

    people management, late hours and busy shifts

  10. "good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    food, fun, discount, easy, quick

    Cons

    shift work, can be long, busy, hectic, crazy

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