J D Wetherspoon Bar Associate Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.6
70%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
185 Ratings
  1. "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

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good in the beginning but went downhill"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started working in a brand new Wetherspoons. At the beginning it was enjoyable but after a few months the hours allocated to the pub were cut. Half price food during shift Staff are friendly Training

    Cons

    Not enough people on shift... sometimes couldn't even have a break because there was no one there to cover Expected to make your own way home at night, taxi's not subsidised Poorly managed and obvious favouritism Wage Kitchen manager didn't care about customers


  3. "Great place to work as a student"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to work with great people, who had a sense of team spirit. The managers took into account my availability when creating rosters and look after their staff. I really enjoyed my time at Wetherspoons as it was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Low to non existence tips unlike in other waitressing/bar work, which is annoying when you start as a bar associate on minimum wage.

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    J D Wetherspoon Response

    January 31, 2017Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your feedback

  4. "Not too bad"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long breaks even on short shifts, good hourly rates, free food on shift

    Cons

    Quite stressful, long shifts, late night shifts never finish at the time on the rota. Always get out 30 mins later than expected

  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Contractor - Bar Associate in Saint Helens, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, regular customers and weekly pay

    Cons

    late finishes, working all weekend

  6. "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

  7. "Stressful but fun"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, fun environment, discount

    Cons

    Stressful during busy periods, difficult customers

  8. "Good training and fun fast-paced pubs to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in London, England

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

    Pros

    fun atmosphere full training employee benefits e.g discounts stock bonuses and secret shopper bonuses very caring managers (depends on pub)

    Cons

    long hours fast-paced occasionally rude/ inappropriate customer (typical with any hospitality job)

  9. "Good Part Time Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Bar Associate in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Job, learnt a lot

    Cons

    Night shifts and Tiredness often

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