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J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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3.5
64%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
609 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learnt a lot about how a big pub works(in 114 reviews)

  • "Good pay for people just starting(in 99 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours/Late shifts - comes with working in a pub(in 183 reviews)

  • "hard to get a promotion if you work in a small/medium pub(in 181 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company to work for IF you work at a good pub."

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For those that work hard there are serious progression opportunities. Excellent for training and plenty of opportunity to learn valuable life skills. The people you get to work with and meet make the job x10 easier.

    Cons

    Is a very high-pressure job which some people may find too much. Some management tend to forget that running the pub from the office can create tension with associates.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-31
  2. "Na na"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Well so far training has been well received

    Cons

    I have not been in employment long enough

    J D Wetherspoon2019-04-15
  3. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are a student

    Cons

    Long shifts and carrer progression only if you are friends with management.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-09
  4. "If you want a meanwhile job"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    They pay you on time

    Cons

    You might not get paid for your holidays even if you do it's peanuts

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-06
  5. "Shift leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Staff, social aspect, progression

    Cons

    Pay for the work being done

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05
  6. "Bar Associate in JD Wetherspoons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with and no pay issues

    Cons

    Long hours and understaffed most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Try make working hours more worker friendly

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-23
  7. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Meh overall. Don't stay here forever"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Team Leader in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunches - Decent pay if you're young but it's not a viable option long term -Good bonuses but only if your pub is profitable

    Cons

    -Stress -Long hours -Childish "high school clique" culture in some pubs but not all -Always under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Work on shift with staff more often and actually get to see what it's like in the fray. We're not moaning about long hours and understaffing for no reason

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-27
  9. "Perfect for flexible work"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Dún Laoghaire
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for flexible work Discounted alcohol, food and hotel

    Cons

    Overworked if full time Not suitable to those looking for career in bartending Management and training lackluster High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Ensure training is better so senior staff aren't overworked as much and look after the full time members of staff as much as the college students.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-22
  10. "Current shifts"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and decent pay

    Cons

    Long online training Finish shifts at 2am

    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-16
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