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Updated 30 Jul 2019

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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
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40 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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    Former Employee - 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

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    J D Wetherspoon2016-01-09
  3. "Generally a good company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good Benefits are good

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Some AMs don't are about there staff

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Started as under 18 floor associate worked my way up to shift manager in 6 years"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good short term job Always overtime avaliable 50% food discount on shift 20% food discount off duty Free tea and coffee or squash Free food for managers

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance Pay is poor for how much is expected of you Bonus for entire pub depend on good mystery shopper scores (cqsma) , good stocks and sales possible for one person to mess up everyones bonus

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-31
  5. "Flexible"

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

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible. Lots of rewards and benefits. Great work life balance. Fast progression. Lots of support. Well run and structure

    Cons

    Very demanding. Always need to be in ‘contact’ with the pub

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-12
  6. "Great training availible"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Neath, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tonnes of training available, diverse and inclusive

    Cons

    Weekend or night work; unlockable hours

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-07-02
  7. "Shift manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good bonus Good training Easy progression

    Cons

    Drunk customers Hour cuts Wants more for less

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-14
  8. "Great. Just slightly rough around the edges."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lymington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The incentives over time and the competitive pay is more than enough to deter anyone from going to a rival.

    Cons

    It can be challenging at certain times, but again I think this happens industry wide.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-12
  9. "Shift Manager/Duty Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Mold, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management feeding on shifts The Management Academy training is great Good/ fast career progression Met some great friends over the years Feel like the company is starting to improve with regards to work/life balance but still a long way to go!

    Cons

    As mentioned above, I do feel like the work/life balance is, albeit, slowly improving however we are still a long way off. Long hours, no management breaks and increasing administration is a problem in a lot of pubs especially Suburb pubs where hours do not permit. Increasing work load from Head Office/Area Management/Regional Management is a problem whilst saving hours and cutting costs. No additional pay or benefits for managers working very early mornings (some 4/5/6am starts) or past midnight. Very hard to get into Retail Auditing/Regional Training/Area Management. There is no clear training development scheme to get into this.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-06-21
  10. "not the worst, not the best job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, not a bad job at all for young people wanting to start a career

    Cons

    very hard work. work/life balance isn't the best.

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    J D Wetherspoon2019-05-14
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