J D Wetherspoon - A job that is as good as you make it | Glassdoor.ie
  1. "A job that is as good as you make it"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours available- the better your pub performs, the more hours become available. Shifts are usually flexible, and depending on the situation you can often swap shifts with colleagues to make rotas more beneficial. Give and take- if you're willing to help out by staying later and covering shifts, the favour will usually be repaid leading to a more positive work environment. Training- the training schemes... are good for those with little to no experience in food hygiene/customer service. However there are extremely detailed sops and product specifications which are invaluable to learning and providing good service. Benefits- the on/off duty food discount is invaluable for those in a low paid role. Working in the pub, you know exactly what you are getting for your money. Upper management are very hands on. There is a general fear of area managers instilled in basic staff but once you realise they are just trying to improve the pub it is easier to work together. Very good starting pay considering low level experience required for most roles.

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    Cons

    Favouritism- personally I have seen there is a degree of favouritism which leads to some people getting away with behaviour or practise others would be disciplined for. Unsociable hours- with pubs that are open to the public from 8am to midnight most days (not including coming in at 6am to open the kitchen for example) it can be difficult to balance a life around the role. Promotion can be difficult due to space... available and needs of the business, but you can usually move to a different local pub to progress. The company want you to progress- better trained staff = more efficiency. As stated above the training is quite basic for someone with prior experience in catering, and very few managers are 100% certain of specs or sops. There are also some dodgy managers (as in any industry) but they rarely last long once HO find out what is happening in the pub.

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    Advice to Management

    Generally keep on top of standards, and nip problems such

    J D Wetherspoon2016-12-14
  1. "Na na"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Well so far training has been well received

    Cons

    I have not been in employment long enough

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-15
  2. "Shift leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Staff, social aspect, progression

    Cons

    Pay for the work being done

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05

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