J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2021

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3.7
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
958 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay Good people Good atmosphere(in 162 reviews)

  • "The quarterly bonuses are the best depending on how your Pub performs(in 140 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Expect to work long hours in busier periods and occassions(in 257 reviews)

  • "Hard work when working in a busy pub(in 229 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Abundance of opportunities

      30 Mar 2021 - Team Leader in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Young staff Good people Energetic workplace Work hard promotions will come your way

      Cons

      Long hours Short breaks Night shifts

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      27 May 2021 - Server/Bartender in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lively environment and decent pay

      Cons

      Shift-based work with long hours

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent first job

      11 Jun 2021 - Bartender 
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      Pros

      Other staff are nice Pays on time Can move up the ranks easily with hard work

      Cons

      Shift Managers on power trips

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good pay, but harsh hours with little to no tips.

      1 Jun 2021 - Bar/Floor Staff 
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      Pros

      Pay is good, staff are usually nice to work with, free meals on shift.

      Cons

      Almost always understaffed, customers are usually awful and never tip, extremely stressful environment

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Management

      7 Jun 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Growth in role depending on ambition

      Cons

      Hours are tough and hard

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent College Job

      21 Jan 2021 - Front of House Associate in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent community spirit, good pay for a part time job

      Cons

      Can be very stressful at times, customers can be a bit rough.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      OK for a part time job

      4 Apr 2020 - Shift Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      20% off drink, free food on shift, 12 hour break between shifts, progression opportunities, bonus scheme, flexible on availability, young work force

      Cons

      Usually under staffed. Very stressful on certain occasions, large workload for almost minimum pay. Salary for shift manager / shift leader far too low in comparison to work load. Low pay causes staff that the company have invested money and time in training leave because pay isn't sufficient. Managers/ higher level staff have to take most of work load as high turnover means constantly training new staff and ends up wasting more money training up staff than just retaining the staff already in the company. Salary paid employees always working more than their 40 hours and never being able to claim back as the hours are kept tight. If wetherspoons actually invested more money in the management, they wouldn't leave. Most managers are able to work twice as hard and as good as an associate yet are getting paid an extra 1 euro (SL/TL). How can someone be motivated to become management when they get there, they realize their work load has quadrupled and they're getting paid pennies for the work.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Very good

      29 Dec 2020 - Student in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Good pay and great progression opportunities

      Cons

      Could be seen as quite as stressful job

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It's good for a first job

      23 Nov 2020 - Bar Staff in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Managers are usually very supportive, the company offers regular training and depending on sales the staff gets a commission.

      Cons

      A single bar person, until a couple of years ago at least, used to get overwhelmed with a lot of tasks during busy hours, like serving the food and get the orders at the till basically at the same. I believed it improved with the app which allows costumers to place and pay for their orders, though that's my experience working there 3 years ago.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Hourly pay €11.33

      31 Jan 2021 - Bar Associate in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Management are approachable and completely flexible with your availability

      Cons

      Is a very busy pub

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