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J D Wetherspoon Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.5
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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
594 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learnt a lot about how a big pub works(in 113 reviews)

  • "It’s good pay, 28 days holiday a year 40 hour per week(in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours/Late shifts - comes with working in a pub(in 177 reviews)

  • "Some management tend to forget that running the pub from the office can create tension with associates(in 174 reviews)

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

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Pay a living wage, be fairer when rostering for weekends/lates

    J D Wetherspoon2018-02-05
  2. "Bar Associate in JD Wetherspoons"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Try make working hours more worker friendly

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Meh overall. Don't stay here forever"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Work on shift with staff more often and actually get to see what it's like in the fray. We're not moaning about long hours and understaffing for no reason

    J D Wetherspoon2019-08-27
  4. 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
  5. "Good job for Student"

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    Current Employee - Bar Associate in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, good social job

    Cons

    Long hours, alot of weekends, had chnage of managers quite a bit, some bad some good.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-12-03
  6. "Varies from pub to pub but usually not great"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to move between pubs Flexible work hours Pub environment can sometimes be enjoyable

    Cons

    Not great pay Long hours - closes at busy pubs are a nightmare Can get very difficult customers Just not that fun to work for - very slow progression if you move pubs

    Advice to Management

    Some managers need to do more work

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-28
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager 

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good wages, friendly staff and team

    Cons

    Stress Due to long hours

    J D Wetherspoon2019-11-25
  8. "Good Experience Whilst Studying"

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    Former Employee - Bar Associate 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some great staff, good pay, great job to have whilst studying

    Cons

    Potentially long hours as well as late.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good pay for students, flexible hours if you ask.

    Cons

    Can be tiring if you work long hours or are down people

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-29
  10. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Fun colleagues Base pay was higher (!) than min wage - not bad for a part time student

    Cons

    Long hours can be expected at short notice

    J D Wetherspoon2019-10-28
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