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J D Wetherspoon Overview

Watford, East of England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (JDW)
Casual Restaurants
€1 to €2 billion (EUR) per year
Competitors

McDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lidl

JD Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK & Ireland.

Founder Chairman, Tim Martin opened the very first ‘Wetherspoon’, in Muswell Hill, north London, back in 1979.

Today, Tim and the ... Read more

J D Wetherspoon Reviews

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Carlow
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Carlow
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    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time (Less than a year)

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    Great place to work in

    Cons

    Very Busy on the weekends

    Advice to Management

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J D Wetherspoon Photos

J D Wetherspoon photo of: Wetherspoon celebrate raising £16 million for nominated charity CLIC Sargent
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A hotel room in our first Dublin hotel, The Old Borough
J D Wetherspoon photo of: The beer garden at The Royal Victoria Pavillion
J D Wetherspoon photo of: A display of more than 9.000 cascading poppies on the front of our pub The Regent, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield
J D Wetherspoon photo of: An aerial view of The Velvet Coaster
J D Wetherspoon photo of: Beer Festival real-ale barrel display at the Potter's Wheel, Swansea
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J D Wetherspoon Interviews

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    Bar/Floor Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at J D Wetherspoon (Dublin, Co. Dublin).

    Interview

    Hey guys, so I applied online for a local weatherspoons, and in about a week received a call asking if I could come for an interview the following week. This was my first proper interview for a company so I was a bit nervous 😅 The pub manager makes you feel extremely comfortable as well as the rest of the staff asking if you would like something to drink etc. I was very surprised about how easy and straightforward the whole process was. The interviewer keeps to the questions he is given on a sheet so don't worry about any awkward questions like "what animal you would consider yourself to be"😂. The interview is all about selling yourself so do it! Why are you better than anybody else? For me, I had experience as a waiter and kitchen Porter, no experience on the bar and I still got the job! As well as selling yourself, be very genuine, a happy person , and show interest in the company! For me I was an extremely shy person not wanting to work with people.. to fix it , FAKE it. Pretend you're an extrovert, and in no time you'll genuinely love working with people . As for the questions, STUDY the background of the company, KNOW your CV inside out, think of times you went the extra mile for a customer, and how a past job changed your life(became a team player etc.). To wrap it up, be calm, be interested, be respectable and be yourself! Best of luck with the interview 😊

    Interview Questions

    • What can you tell me about weatherspoons?   1 Answer
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J D Wetherspoon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer 2019, Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Overall Winner, Loo of the Year Awards, 2018
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