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J D Wetherspoon Bar Staff Reviews

Updated 8 Nov 2019

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3.6
62%
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87%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
20 Ratings
  1. "Best Job ever, go get yourself a job"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great management, good company benefits. The best place ever worked. Worked at a few spoons and each one has been the same the staff are great and the management are always friendly but professional

    Cons

    you smell of bear at the end of the night

    Advice to Management

    Better job page on the website

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-08
  2. "Good job to build confidence working part time as a student"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in London, England

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

    Pros

    20% off food and drink Flexible hours

    Cons

    Being on call can lead to sacrificing your work life balance

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-31
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off food and drink on shift 20% off food and drink off shift Easy training and good management structure

    Cons

    Long hours No weekends to yourself Drunk customers can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive to keep staff engaged and happy

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-01
  4. "Friendly team environment"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Friendly team Nicer customers then other bars I've worked in Although hours weren't always that flexible could usually find cover if needed

    Cons

    Hours werent always that flexible

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-25
  5. "Wasn’t a bad employer"

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    Current Employee - Waitress/Bar Staff in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good amount of holidays. Regulars are always friendly.

    Cons

    Management can be disrespectful and not listen to your views. Some staff are rude. Lots of gossip with people around the pub.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and don’t speak to them like they’re nothing just because you feel like it.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-08
  6. "Should have been better than it was."

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    Former Employee - Bar/Floor Staff in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent wages for the type of work

    Cons

    Long hours, inflexible rotas, poor management

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better, be more understanding with students, don't bring politics into the way you work with staff and customers.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-04
  7. "Bias and favouritism"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Bexleyheath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make good friends, there are a few people that you get along with and makes work fun.

    Cons

    If you make a mistake; or call in sick you will get picked on for months on end, managers will have a go at you if they see you standing still for one minute. Younger people in the pub get abused for weekend shifts, they put me on closes when I had no way home, there was a scandal in the pub where some staff were doing drugs at the staff party and because it was the group of boys/managers/ who are at the top it got... brushed under the carpet. If your not in the group of men/managers then you will get treated like rubbish by authority. The big manager is rude and aggressive and unsympathetic towards young people

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t treat your staff like rubbish

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-22
  8. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and discount

    Cons

    Management Hours you don’t agree to do

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  9. "Good work for part time"

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    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Ealing, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food on shifts longer than 6 hours meaning you never go hungry when working till late in the evening. It also has a friendly, social environment perfect for students and those new to the area.

    Cons

    During busy periods workloads can become very stressful as you are required to collect plates and glasses whilst serving drinks and serving many large food orders.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-20
  10. "Neither good nor bad"

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay is always a bonus, but management are always being told to cut hours, so sometimes there were people barley making enough to pay rent. If you were friendly with the manager of your pub would always mean you got a say in your hours etc

    Cons

    Very little in the way of motivation to make you improve, expected to undertake what is generally an easy role that does not provide much satisfaction, thus a little encouragement or gratitude from management wouldn't go amiss

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged with employees, and less hiding in the office doing paper work...

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-15
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