J D Wetherspoon Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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3.5
66%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
668 Ratings
  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Carlow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    Very Busy on the weekends

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-23
  2. "OK for a part time job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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    J D Wetherspoon2020-04-04
  3. "The worst job I've had."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% staff discount off shift at all Wetherspoon's across Ireland and the UK, including hotels. 50% off while on shift.

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed. Not very well paid. Management are very unprofessional. No care at all for staff welfare. Very high staff turnaround. No training will be provided, despite saying that full training will be provided and despite it being illegal to handle and serve food to the public without specific training. Terrible hours, "full time" contracted workers will not be contracted for 35 hours. They will tell you that you will get more than your contracted hours, but don't bet on it.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-28
  4. "OK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  5. "If you want a meanwhile job"

    2.0
    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

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

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  7. "Bar Associate in JD Wetherspoons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    4.0
    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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh overall. Don't stay here forever"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-22
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