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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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  1. "Great place to work during college..just beaware of the millennials"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management very considerate of your working shifts and basically allow you to give them your availability and will keep your shifts as constant as the business allows. Discount on food on and off shift. No bar experience required which is great. Fun environment with a young staff base even if it is very busy at times, hard work pulling pints and clearing tables won't kill ya

    Cons

    Millennials. BEAWARE of them. Lots of generation Y in employment there as it is a young staff base (the nature of the job). While a lot of the staff are very hardworking and appreciate having a job,..some get very comfortable and believe that when management ask them to complete a task that its not fair or its unreasonable for the management of even Team Leaders to do so. Very frustrating working with those that... have never experienced hard work and expect everything to be easy for them. That's why a lot that leave for another job come crawling back when they realise how good they had it here.

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    Advice to Management

    Nothing at pub level, there is a good level of expectation and the pub manager will always help push you to get the best out of you. At a company level I think there needs to be more appraisals with the management team..there are some good young managers there but I know the company have lost a few due to not feeling supported enough by the upper end of the hierarchy.

    J D Wetherspoon2018-06-28

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    July 3, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for your review. All comments will be discussed further in our weekly meetings

  2. "Not too bad for a college job"

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    Kitchen Associate in Blackrock, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Flexible hours - You can talk to your manager about what hours you prefer and would like to work Teamwork experience - Lots of time spent working as a team.

    Cons

    Very stressful - It's a very busy and stressful job, if you're not moving fast enough you get shouted at. Minimum Wage

    J D Wetherspoon2016-10-19

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    October 28, 2016Recruitment CoOrdinator

    Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, we would encourage that if you are feeling overly stressed at work to speak to to your pub manager.

  3. "Good company, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    20% discount Good work experience for the field

    Cons

    Bad management Long hours Short breaks, if received

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  4. "Good first job; bad work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, can listen to music on shift, busy

    Cons

    Never get the rota on time, too high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-21
  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours sometimes flexible good holiday pay training and uniform provided

    Cons

    no progression no raises too much work no appreciation rota keeps changing

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-15
  6. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Work, decent people, music in kitchen etc, nice food

    Cons

    long hours sometimes - 14-16 hour shifts if it went bad!

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-06

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    August 28, 2019Senior Recruitment Advisor

    Thanks for your review.

  7. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 

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

    Pros

    Very flexible shift pattern. Decent pay Lots of opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Usually you work quite a lot of hours High turnover rate so you're constantly getting new people

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-26
  8. "Experience at J D Wetherspoon"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Hitchin, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team work and pay. Other staff were friendly & welcoming.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, Weekly rota's were handed out very late most of the time.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-25
  9. "Basic"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pub management

    Cons

    Head office make strange demands

    Advice to Management

    Let the pub managers have a bit more freedom

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-21
  10. "Fun Part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Kitchen Associate in Falmouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, you know what you have to do to succeed

    Cons

    I guess it can be hit and miss with the staff you get sometime

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, Be reasonable, Don't put up with slackers and be the hardest worker

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-01
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