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J D Wetherspoon Shift Leader Reviews

Updated 7 Jan 2020

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3.9
74%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
39 Ratings
  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. "Fantastic opportunities for progression"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, a lot of hours to be had if wanted, easy job. Bonuses for achieving targets.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours - 6am start, late finishes. I do feel as do shift leaders deserve a euro or so more an hour considering how much is demanded of them. There are other cons like being understaffed at times, however I understand the company needs to reduce hours to safe money so in the grand scheme of things it doesn't bother me.

    Advice to Management

    Given the nature of the work/industry and how much the company is willing to do for it's staff there are very few improvements I could make.

    J D Wetherspoon2017-10-30
  3. "Profit hungry"

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of hours available Free meal on shift Colleagues and pub managers were great Take on a lot of young staff giving them a start Worked around college hours Okay bonuses Good promotion oppertunities

    Cons

    The company is profit hungry and will short staff as much as possible Working conditions are not great- getting a full break uninterrupted is impossible Badly designed bar layouts Very unsociable hours Shift leader pay is terrible since you're basically performing a shift managers role (opening and closing the pub on your own) It could be extremely busy but you're only selling cheap pints so the pub is considered quiet and they will look to send staff home Not enough time to train staff properly Very unorganised Terrible clientele due to cheap prices and lack of security staff- the pub was/is known as the easiest place to do coke while drinking around the area Management above pub level is in shambles

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    Advice to Management

    Care more about staff Fixing the short staffing issues- it turns customers away and makes staff hate the job Replace upper management Cheap prices means a rough clientele so security staff are needed Pay shift leaders and shift managers more for the work they put in

    J D Wetherspoon2018-01-12
  4. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader 

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work when running smoothly

    Cons

    Not enough hours given during busy times

    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-07
  5. "Always a laugh"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Shifts are fun as long as you get along with staff - Good opertunities for training and progession if thats what you want - Good pay for industry standard - Well run pubs - There is always help from higher ups if you need it - Good holiday

    Cons

    - unsociable hours, you can sometimes lose out on the work life balance - Sleeping pattern is non existent - Customers are challenging

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff behind the bar, give them encouragement. Appriciate what they do for you on busy shifts.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-20
  6. "Spoons kitchen"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Shift Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better pay then at competition

    Cons

    Hard work but not bad money

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-16
  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good bonus scheme.

    Cons

    Often unsociable hours over weekends.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-28
  8. "Great career progression"

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    Current Employee - Bar Shift Leader in Gorleston-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast career progression, flexible hours, bonuses

    Cons

    5am starts are never fun

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-26
  9. "Great opportunities"

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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 8 years

    Pros

    Very sociable environment, you have access to progression across the company in a variety of roles anywhere in the UK. The company has great morals and ethics, pay and benefits are above average and multiple opportunities to increase if you want it.

    Cons

    Can be unsociable hours, work on your feet. Physical job ( although aids are put into place to make it as easy as possible)

    Advice to Management

    The company as a whole is fantastic to work for, standards and operations are in place for a reason, but they differ drastically from pub to pub. Remembering the core values of the company and implementing them into your pub is vital to keeping staff moral and respecting the company as an employer.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05
  10. "Good place to work"

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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 10 years

    Pros

    Really active job. No two shifts are ever the same. Loads to learn

    Cons

    Easy to get over looked

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-05
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