J D Wetherspoon Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 2 Jan 2021

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3.5
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J D Wetherspoon CEO and Director John Hutson
John Hutson
830 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay good training good oppurtunity(in 152 reviews)

  • "19% bonus usually higher if you work in a busier pub(in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours dependent on where you are(in 249 reviews)

  • "Wish had more hours so I could learn more at the pub(in 224 reviews)

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  1. "Great for part time work, terrible for full time"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dún Laoghaire
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to pick up extra shifts, fun people to work with, 20% discount on food and drink when off shift and 50% off food when on shift, good opportunities for promotion within the pub and internships etc sometimes available in head office

    Cons

    a lot of employee turnover, pay is only slightly above minimum wage, no tips, long hours

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  2. "Grand"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    career progression, little experience required

    Cons

    Long hours, varying shift patterns


  3. "Bar Associate in JD Wetherspoons"

    3.0
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    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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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Meh overall. Don't stay here forever"

    3.0
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    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Get used to jumping through hoops for nothing!"

    2.0
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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

  6. "bar job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - JD Wetherspoon in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    fun, friendly, fast, easy, busy

    Cons

    long hours, breaks are given to soon

  7. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Blackwood, Wales

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good management, good opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Long hours, some were ridiculous

  8. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Oxford, England

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great employee benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful at times

  9. "Depends on pub"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Easy progression oppurtunities Good friends

    Cons

    Strange hours Stressful shifts Difficult customers Long hours

  10. "good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Psychology Student in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

    Pros

    they pay living wage and good quick breaks

    Cons

    you end up working quite long hours

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