J D Wetherspoon Shift Manager Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.6
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
116 Ratings
  1. "More than what you expect"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  2. "Decent pay but long hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Barrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues but good progression Opportunities

    Cons

    Awful shifts, very early starts and late finishes, unrealistic goals from higher management

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  3. "Daily"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader 

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

    Pros

    * reasonable pay comparing to other hospitality businesses * employees discounts during shifts and outside of work

    Cons

    *lack of support for employees' mental health * quite often contradictory information about certain things and procedures

  4. "Good for experience, terrible for health"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good prospect for a promotion (you must work yourself to death) Meet some amazing people Great discounts Company pension Free shares after 18 months Good atmosphere depending on management Approachable Area Managers, and head office employees Good opportunity for staff training Fast paced Ability to use some skills from outside the company (Multimedia design, use of Microsoft packages to create custom pos)

    Cons

    Really Not worth the stress Very clique (if you don't fit you will be managed out of the business) Often criticised for taking extremely short breaks usually no breaks Massive ego's from management can cause serious mental harm Associates often treat like cannon fodder Abusive customers, that get barred then allowed back in almost immediately, time and time again Associate promise is a joke, needs looking into Staff with mental health issues often belittled by management but are offered a mental health hearing which feels more like a disciplinary

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  5. "Good pub family, no respect from Upper Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick easy Money for those looking for part time work. Meet amazing people. 20% food, drink and hotel rooms

    Cons

    Bad pay. Head Office believe that they are right, even though majority of managers in Head Office gave never worked in the pubs directly. No activities for staff to get to know each other like days out.

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  6. "Potential"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Shift Leader in Taunton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work under a good pub manager If you can get in the click then promotions will come Free food Good bonus system Good pay

    Cons

    Dont care about employees unless you're in the click Change of policy without telling staff

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  7. "Good Experience"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good career path Good working flexibility

    Cons

    Early starts and late finishes

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great progression opportunities and training.

    Cons

    What is expected with working weekends when have small children at home is a little unfair.

  9. "Busy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff interaction, paid breaks and free food

    Cons

    Hard work and busy at times

  10. "Lack of respect for employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in North Yorkshire, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Progression is there, if you tick the boxes and are willing to do more hours than Salaried for

    Cons

    Company culture Focused on the short term, rather than long term. Salary isn’t great

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