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J D Wetherspoon CEO John Hutson
John Hutson
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  1. "Best job I've had"

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    Current Employee - Bar/Floor Associate in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong team that work hard so the job is rarely stressful despite being very busy Very well paid holiday days Flexibility with shifts

    Cons

    Last minute rota changes Occasional inconvenient hours (for example 15.00-23.00 which takes up both your afternoon and evening)

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the employee handbook more to ensure all staff are given their entitled rights

  2. "Good company with great people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time

      Pros

      -Good opportunities within the company -Allowed me to work around education

      Cons

      -Long hours/Late shifts - comes with working in a pub

    • "Competitive for this industry"

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      Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Multiple regular performance based bonuses and free shares

      Cons

      Pressure to make return on investment.

    • "It's a job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

      Pros

      Meet great people, it's an easy job that you can enjoy

      Cons

      Hours can be long and hard

    • "Good not great money"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time

        Pros

        Good team, can have a laugh

        Cons

        Good for people after part time but not good money if after full

      • "Enjoyable"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

        Pros

        Everyday is different Plenty of opportunities to progress

        Cons

        Unsociable hours Long hours Too much paperwork and office work

      • "A fantastic 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 full-time

        Pros

        Thorough training Great opportunities to progress Great pay

        Cons

        Some hours are antisocial

      • "Team Leader"

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        Current Employee - Team Leader 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Flexible hours Good pay for industry Sociable staff Staff discounts Free share scheme

        Cons

        Too corporate in places Company used as a political propaganda tool Late hours Over-working the staff Expecting too much of part-time staff Service industry, so often horrible experiences with customers Little sympathy for mental health issues

        Advice to Management

        Focus on staff welfare. Consider yourselves all on a level playing field, working for the same company. Not, them working for you. A greater connection with the staff will work wonders in any Wetherspoons.

      • "Good for part-time work"

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        Current Employee - Bar Associate in Manchester, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Unpretentious, easy work. Nice mixture of staff from different backgrounds and ages.

        Cons

        Rubbish tips but... it’s a cheap pub I guess. Bad policy on promotion to management- tends to favour longest serving rather than suitability for the job. Rubbish Owner and his right wing nonsense plastered all over the pubs, even he himself comes in sometimes and spouts that rubbish.

        Advice to Management

        To manage someone is a skill not a right of service

      • "Kitchen shift leader"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time

        Pros

        Free food, high morale, profit share, bonuses, free shares

        Cons

        Management, lack of communication

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your staff, take on new ideas

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