Bar Associate (Former Employee) – London – 17 November 2017
During my time at this company i learned how to handle cash really well and how to properly use a till. Working here taught me how to handle people better no matter the situation and has given me overall confidence, especially when it comes to approaching people and speaking up when i feel a need to. Management was always kind and helpful, i felt like i could always talk to them if need be. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the time spent getting to know the regular customers, it was really nice and refreshing walking into work with them going out there way to say hello to you or to tell you about their day. the workplace was never a dull moment as there were so many different personalities and characters working with me, you can always have a laugh when needed however, when it came to getting the job done everyone would buckle down and work together.
Very flexible around my uni timetable. out of work food discounts
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – 16 November 2017
Sociable place to work but long and unsociable hours to go with it. Could do with rotas being changed around to suit everyone because they only suit managers and most of the time understaffed on busy days, plenty of staff on slow days.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 16 November 2017
Worked for them for 14 half years. To start off with I enjoyed it. But You see far too much, if your face does not fit then you are out. Some auditors and area managers are not professional at all. One rule for one, and another for another. If you do not fit in you are pushed out regardless of another venue is doing the same. lot of double standards. The hours are unrealistic and they expect far too much from the hours they give you. The pressure is unbelievable and the lack of support is shocking. I wouldn’t work here if it was the last job on the earth.
Lack of support. Double standards. Long hours. Poor pay
Barman/Waiter (Current Employee) – Rochdale – 9 November 2017
Very reliable place to work Good for building bar experience and product knowledge Very friendly colleagues Can be stressful when busy, but is fun to do Has many opportunities for advancement through management
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 7 November 2017
A typical day at work in Wetherspoons would be a busy and fast paced environment, eg footbal match days, ensuring all customers were served professionally and in a timely manner. I would describe the workplace mentality as a harmonious one, taking on the task presented with a welcoming approach and a sense of humour. I learned that team work is essential in working in a pub environment, ie- someone to fill up ice dumps, someone to do replenish stock and toilet checks, for example. The most enjoyable part of the job is building a rapport with customers, local and new and making new friends with your fellow colleagues. The hardest part of the job is, for example, when a member of staff has called in sick or if not enough staff have been delegated for a shift, meaning you would have to put the extra effort in.
Waiter (Former Employee) – Bishop Auckland – 3 November 2017
Dealing with various customer food orders, ensuring a high level of customer care, Keeping the restaurant a clean and pleasant place to be. I enjoyed interacting with new people but didn't like the shift pattern I sometimes had to work. But this job was only temporary
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – London Borough of Islington, Greater London – 1 November 2017
5.30am to start with cleaning 7am opening Busy and busy I learned commercial kitchen culture Management was worst No one giving training you have to learn everything yourself The hardest part of the job the behaviour of the management and lifting
Waitress/Barmaid (Former Employee) – Norwich – 27 October 2017
Not a bad place, good pay and opportunities if you want them. One of the benefits is 50% discounted food whilst on shift and 20% off shift. With it being such a large company there is always a chance to transfer.
Shift Leader (Current Employee) – Crockerton, UK – 24 October 2017
i worked in a very busy city center pub, there was always a buzz in the pub with everyone the people that i worked with were friendly. management was very good to me , but only beacuse i worked my hardest. you give what you get really. if you worked the extra hour here and there you would be more likely to get that last minute day off you needed.
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 20 October 2017
Overall, a positive experience working at wetherspoons. I learned a lot, especially when on busy shifts as it was a non stop situation working in the kitchen and could get stressful at times, which I learned to cope with well.