J D Wetherspoon PLC

Working at J D Wetherspoon PLC: Company Overview and Reviews

J D Wetherspoon PLC
J D Wetherspoon PLC
37 reviews
J D Wetherspoon PLC Ratings
Average rating of 37 reviews on Indeed
2.2Work-Life Balance
2.2Pay & Benefits
2.1Job Security & Advancement
Head Office, Watford, Hertfordshire.
$1B to $5B (USD)
Food and Beverages

Popular jobs at J D Wetherspoon PLC

 Average SalarySalary Range
Kitchen Team Member
3 Salaries reported
per hour
1 Salaries reported
per hour
Bar Staff
1 Salaries reported
per year
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 16 reviews

J D Wetherspoon PLC Reviews

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Overall Reviews at J D Wetherspoon PLC

Kitchen Team Member | Velvet, WA | Feb 13, 2019
Average at best
Due to the desire to avoid being recognised by the management that will inevitably read this review, I will keep my points limited and non specific (I'm not a very confrontational person unless absolutely necessary, I do not deem this necessary). 1. Above minimum wage pay was good. 2. Getting more hours was quite easy, although they were not always the hours you wanted. 3. Possibility to make good friends is very solid, I definitely felt a family-like vibe from some of the people I worked with (some of the others were pricks though). 4. Kitchen managers could be nice to talk to and get on with, and did care about things like burns or cuts, taking their time even when busy to make sure your injury is seen to. Upon getting busy however, the managers could become rude and one in particular usually resorted to being condescending and insulting, but while annoying and uncalled for, was understandable due to the stress. 5. 50% off while on shift is nice and all, but when you work over 8 hours and still have to pay for absolutely everything except a glass of water, it gets a little annoying. Quite a lot of places provide a free meal upon reaching a certain amount of hours, no such luck here, even when doing 10 or more hours. 6. Do not take anything the management say about your performance or ability as solid evidence that you could be made permanent when your temporary contract ends. I was milked for hours in my last week, and introduced to some things I hadn't done befor...more
ProsGet hours when you need them, Bond with some coworkers can be great, Health and safety is always a focus to a degree, If food is compromised it is remade ensuring quality is not sacrificed.
ConsLack of ability to choose specific hours, Management and especially employees at times were rude and could make the job a pain, No free food regardless of hours done, Favouritism.
Chef | Ritz, ID | Jan 26, 2020
Great place to work.
Genuinely the best chef role I've had to date. The standards were fantastic, never a dull day and always a job to be done during their busy service period. If you put the work in then you'll get the pay you deserve with managers that understand, respect and work around your personal life to the best of their ability.
Associate | Epsom, NH | Jul 9, 2019
I loved the people. Absolutely the best bit about the job was the staff I worked with, all of them were lovely. The only real negative of this job is that it can start to dominate your life a bit and over time I found myself going out less and less and having less free time.
Associate | London, OH | Aug 7, 2019
Depends on where you work
Useful as a way to tide you over between jobs or for extra cash but otherwise hateful all around. Worked at 4 different locations in Cornwall London & Essex. Most managers are psychos.
Kitchen Assistant | Taunton, MA | Aug 20, 2019
Don’t work there it it horrible staff are nice but management don’t listen to you Rota chops and changes all the time with no notice rude people long hours no sleep no life

Questions And Answers about J D Wetherspoon PLC

What are hair colour, tattoos & piercing policies?
Asked Feb 2, 2017
As long as its not a lot of piercings on the face then it depends on the managers. You should be alright. I've worked there 3 years.
Answered Mar 20, 2018
They don’t care
Answered Jan 4, 2018
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at J D Wetherspoon PLC?
Asked Feb 3, 2020
Just be your genuine self.
Answered Feb 3, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make J D Wetherspoon PLC a better place to work?
Asked Feb 3, 2020
Continue to enforce the practices that they have already put in place.
Answered Feb 3, 2020
What is the most stressful part about working at J D Wetherspoon PLC?
Asked Feb 3, 2020
The high level of custom.
Answered Feb 3, 2020
What is the best part of working at J D Wetherspoon PLC?
Asked Feb 3, 2020
The flexibility to work around your personal life.
Answered Feb 3, 2020