J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2020

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3.5
66%
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79%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
669 Ratings
  1. "Good job whilst juggling uni work"

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

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

    Pros

    - valuable experience in hospitality - well paid and above minimum wage for part time work - regular opportunities to grow

    Cons

    - can be unsocial working hours

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-27
  2. "Fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly, decent and is exactly what you expect.

    Cons

    Pay could be improved slightly.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-08
  3. "Best job for enhancing social life and skills, really put you in the deep end and allows you to learn lots"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Braintree, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for young workers Ability to work around your hours

    Cons

    Very limited career potential No bonuses/or little if any

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-08
  4. "Fine for students"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Occasionally get bonus pay, potential for career progression

    Cons

    Terrible hours, hard work, customers are all drunks and can be cliquey

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-23
  5. "It is what it is"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate in London, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, Young staff, Weekly pay

    Cons

    Physical job, Shift work meaning late nights/early starts

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-21
  6. "Good job whilst at University"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fun working environment -Good online training for employees -Good benefits/perks -Good promote from within culture

    Cons

    -Customers -No music Online training only focused on Wetherspoons

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-21
  7. "Good place to work if you don't mind shift work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Immunology and Immunotherapy in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    You pick up a lot of good skills, the people are very friendly and the workplace feels like family.

    Cons

    The work can be really physically strenuous and because it is shift work, inconsistency of the working hours can sometimes be a problem.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-05-02
  8. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Guisborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay per hour People you work with Bonus amounts Flexibility of shifts Management Etc.

    Cons

    Late nights Early mornings Shift patterns

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-16
  9. "A Good Starter Job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours -Good Social Life -Free meal on shift -Bonus

    Cons

    -Clique mentality -Have to deal with drunk/ angry customers

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-28
  10. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    The consistency of staff isnt great

    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-26
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