J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.5
68%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
698 Ratings
  1. "good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good place to work at

    Cons

    no cons can be given

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good work environment

    Cons

    Not really any cons I can think of


  3. "Working there"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    socialness flexibility ethics friendly intense

    Cons

    hours unsociable busy stress confrontation

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  4. "More than what you expect"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great bonuses, free shares, free food, procedures in place to keep your working life happy

    Cons

    Can be challenging when losing hours and growing sales

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, great perks

    Cons

    Management can be hit or miss, shifts can end up being very long, finishing at 5/6am on a 1am finish

  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Huddersfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    There is flexible hours, Great bonuses, Fast Progression

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Max of 45min breaks

  7. "Great job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Bar Staff and Waitress 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lovely management and very flexible hours

    Cons

    Late nights cleaning up after shifts

  8. "good to work for overall"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pub Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good pay good training good oppurtunity

    Cons

    late nights, early mornings, long hours

  9. "Good employer with lots of training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Batley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus scheme with lots of training and opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Minimum wage and some rude clientele

  10. "A decent company to work for"

    5.0
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    • 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.

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