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J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Associate Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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52%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
47 Ratings
  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
  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
  3. "Good to work for"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They can give flexible hours

    Cons

    You can finish late at times

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05
  4. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Paisley, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money for my age

    Cons

    Boring work as it’s repetitive but just my opinion.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-18
  5. "Part-time employee review"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Internal Hire means management understand all aspects of working in the chain. -Free lunches + drinks on 5+ hours shifts. -Staff Wellbeing service is maintained. -Clear progression path, for those interested. -Above national minimum wage.

    Cons

    -Replacement equipment is never new - just 'up-cycled' from other locations. Equipment breaks frequently and often. -Frequent and needless menu changes. -No communication between Daventry warehouse and pubs. -Propaganda machine. Tim Martin certainly doesn't separate his personal views from his chain, and thus forces employees to maintain the image of these selfsame beliefs.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-21
  6. "Hard work, many jobs across UK and Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Associate in Sale, England
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard menu, systematic processes and training. Plenty of work. Diverse teams with good social interaction.

    Cons

    Minimal staffing levels pegged to prospective sales. One in, one out staffing means working intensely with 3 or 4 colleagues each shift so how well it goes depends if you get on with them or not. Do all tasks, from pot wash to temps and quality assurance. Strict food delivery targets. Limited promotion prospects. High churn of newbies who get early starts and late closes. Deep clean every night.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-17
  7. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Tiverton, South West England, England
    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 and good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-18
  8. "Wetherspoon kitchen associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Dundee, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Very good pay especially for young people, and very flexible hours to match a student's lifestyle.

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding if there is a lack of staff on. Staff turn over is incredibly high.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-09-21
  9. "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
  10. "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
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