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J D Wetherspoon Duty Manager Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2020

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
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10 Ratings
  1. "Duty manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Great team, great fun, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, that's about it

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  2. "Social. Job without the social life"

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

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

    Pros

    Monthly bonus, free food for staff

    Cons

    Hours, you can become very stressed and feel dead!

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  3. "Treated horribly"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff you get to work with are amazing and the customer interactions you can have will stick with you for life. As long as you don’t look for progression you’ll have a great time working for the company

    Cons

    The second you become a salaried manager is when everything goes to crap. Higher management expect you to live in the pub 24/7 but the second you say no to anything then you’re putting your head on the chopping block. I had no manager to do an open or close shift once and was told I had to just deal with working all day 6am until 3am due to it being a Friday night. I’ve known pub managers who are on holiday get the blame for what a relief manager has done and everything seems to now be something just to catch you out so you can be disciplined for it. For the amount of crap you have to deal with the pay doesn’t nearly compensate for it

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  4. "Flexible Hours but be aware if you're $/hr rather than Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager in Uttoxeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Hours readily available if you're needing the cash.

    Cons

    Heavily leaned on if you're paid by the hour, the salary managers love to rub it in 'at least you're paid for overtime'

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  5. "Pros and Cons Come In Abundance"

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

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary Attainable bonus monthly/quarterly Clear Progression Worked with and met some fantastic people. Food and drink discounts both on shift and in personal time.

    Cons

    Selling your life Training not great Long hours Stressful work Often understaffed Senior management spend too much time hiding in office ''working'' rather doing what they are paid to in managing people and the venue. Also felt that there is a bit of of club where by if you are not in it then you are a true outsider. I found that as management changed they were pushing out old staff to bring friends in to create an ecosystem that suited them.

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  6. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ramp Duty Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment Well paid

    Cons

    Long unsociable hours with constant weekend working

  7. "Too much for too little"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great working relationships Meet new people Free/heavily discounted food

    Cons

    Too much pressure Workload has grown and grown without much pay increaee

  8. "Shift Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Port Talbot, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Unsociable hours for most weeks

  9. "Duty manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Chard, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great sociable and friendly environment

    Cons

    Can work long and unsociable hours

  10. "room for improvement, needed"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good salary for the amount of hours management work

    Cons

    long and antisocial hours, lots of hops to jump through to get simple things done, bias shift patterns causing a select from staff and managers being dealt an unfair hand

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