J D Wetherspoon Kitchen Staff Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2020

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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
11 Ratings
  1. "Great for students"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very considering of the students who work for the company; allow university students to transfer between pubs when in term-time/holidays. Also flexible with hours/days available to work.

    Cons

    Can become quite stressful and busy at times, both on bar and in kitchen.

  2. "Would recommend to anyone looking for extra cash"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar/Kitchen Staff in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy going environment. Decent pay for the work. Discount on the menu. Can increase pay and move up if interested in training and qualifications.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  3. "good job while at uni"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility of hours free food over 6 hours and 50% on shift discount and 20% off shift

    Cons

    not a job for life pays ok but just ok

  4. "High stress, no reward"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Durham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The community was nice when it was quiet.

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked for targets etc. So that it was an incredibly high stress environment a lot of the time, with people shouting aggressively and belittling staff who made mistakes. On top of this, there was no reward system in the kitchen that made the environment worth it, and if you didn't immediately get on with some staff members you would be unable to later.

  5. "Hard work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    Meals were discounted by 50% during shifts

    Cons

    Long hours and very stressful

  6. "Ok place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have a laugh with staff

    Cons

    Long hours for full time

  7. "chaotic but good experience"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Discounted food/drink Quick to train new people

    Cons

    Tiring + intense work Stressful atmosphere Poor management with organising work schedule

  8. "Hourly pay paid every week"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid weekly and free food on shifts over 6 hours

    Cons

    Long anti social hours which can be understaffed a lot

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  9. "Not the worst, but not the best"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff Discount on food Pretty flexible with hours

    Cons

    Late finishes, the earliest I ever got out in a close was 1 am! Always stuck training new staff as the manager didn't think she should train anyone, I was left on my own on my second shift to train a new start! Last-minute guilt trips in having you come into work Managers were not happy if you phoned in sick (I ended up in a&e and my manager did not believe me at all)

  10. "Kitchen Staff"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Gorleston-on-Sea, England

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

    Pros

    *Friendly staff and team members who provided excellent support. *50% meal discount during shifts *Opportunities to increase hours above contract

    Cons

    *Pay did not justify the amount of hours and work I did. *Almost always understaffed so could be really stressful during peak service. *Really long hours and sometimes inconsistent breaks.

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