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J D Wetherspoon Shift Manager Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.7
79%
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86%
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
58 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Handy for students but a terrible company to have a career with"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Dún Laoghaire
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's fairly easy to progress within the company as long as you show that you're capable and are willing to stay in the job a while. Staff are able to pretty much pick and choose their shifts so it's good for students/part-timers who need flexible hours. Good sense of community among junior staff.

    Cons

    Awful company culture. Most senior management are disinterested, have little knowledge of bar work and are just trying to cling onto their jobs. Sexual harassment is rife within the company, especially from some of the pub managers they've brought over from England. Bar and floor setup is daft and impractical for a busy operation. Most of the pub managers and management above pub level have been working for wetherspoons for 10+ years and are ignorant of how proper bars do things. They often don't pay staff for their full hours to meet targets. Managers are bullied into working way over their contracted hours to cut wage cost. The pubs are frequently severely understaffed. Staff turnover is high. Horrific working conditions.

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    J D Wetherspoon2018-06-25

    J D Wetherspoon Response

    July 3, 2018Recruitment CoOrdinator

    We are sorry you had such a negative experience, If you feel you have been mis-treated, this is something we do not tolerate and would like to investigate further if you want to get in touch with the recruitment team.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Get used to jumping through hoops for nothing!"

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    Shift Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon

    Pros

    Great training (if you can get it) Meal allowance for management Colleagues at pub level - some great people

    Cons

    Long hours (aways well over what is contracted) Incredibly antisocial hours Management above pub level complete shambles

    J D Wetherspoon2016-01-09
  3. "Plenty of opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities for hard working employees, there is no limit on how far you can go within the company if your willing to put the hours and work in.

    Cons

    Often left feeling like finishing on time or having a break is not acceptable.

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-18
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager (Grade IV) in Wolverhampton, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Really good for progression

    Cons

    Sometimes more about who you know

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-11
  5. "Excellent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Weymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rate of pay, bonus scheme, training; virtual, on-hand and classroom based. Work Life Balance, progression, discount

    Cons

    Long hours and unsociable hours

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    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-04
  6. "Good employer, but a lot of bother to deal with."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus when goals are met.

    Cons

    Have to deal with a lot of verbally and sometimes physically aggressive customers.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-26
  7. "good"

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

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

    Pros

    amazing place to work good salary

    Cons

    perfect for young people who want to act chive a good result

    J D Wetherspoon2020-02-08
  8. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really supportive company. Pays well. Great work to life balance.

    Cons

    Some late night/early morning finishes and often difficult customers.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-24
  9. "Good for experience but sadly not for a family life"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Horsham, England

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Bonus, Shares, Free lunch, Pay increases, Good work friends

    Cons

    Closes, Drunks, shifts always change

    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-17
  10. "A great company to work for and to work up the ladder"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in East Grinstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, Great benefits, Social side with customers

    Cons

    Do not get paid enough at certain levels for what you are responsibility for and/or have to deal with.

    J D Wetherspoon2020-01-10

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