Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester – 12 April 2018
Okay job if you need the money but wouldn't apply if you wanted a career in hospitality. Pay doesn't match the amount of work that you do. Strongly recommend you don't apply.. i lasted 3 months before i quit because it was driving me insane
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 14 February 2018
Enjoyed my job due to the amount of time I spent in the kitchen, as it was a small establishment, I was alone most of the time, however some people who I worked with were awkward and made the job less enjoyable
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – South Manchester – 27 June 2017
Working part-time offered me flexibility to study effectively; pay isn't ideal but it keeps you afloat if you put in the work. Management were usually pretty good and the workplace friendships were great too.
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 23 June 2017
As it was so busy it is a hard job to do long term, but the staff were all very social and the training program was good as it was online and informative. The pay was okay, with the chance to progress was training was complete
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Manchester – 26 May 2017
Whilst working there I looked forward to every shift until problems with my mental health had become an issue whilst working there. Management are not trained on how to support workers with such a problem and thus prompted me to leave. I am also owed two months worth of tips still.
Pub manager (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 1 May 2017
Very hard work, but committed and driven employees are well rewarded through training and progression! Good fun environment, however very targets and results driven at the top can prove demanding and often goes uacknowledged
Kitchen Associate (Current Employee) – Manchester, ENG – 7 January 2016
The Hardest part of the job is keeping up with the lunch time rushes and memorising the menu in order to be as efficient as possible. It has taught me self reliance because of the expectancy to work short periods on your own. The most enjoyable part of the job is the not knowing what each day is going to bring.
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester, ENG – 4 December 2015
When working at JD Wetherspoons, i learnt alot of things. As my first job i was hit hard with the amount of work which was expected. It was very fast paced as the place i worked at was the busiest Wetherspoons in the country. I learned how to cook a few meals and how to keep the kitchen clean and presentable. I learned how to cope under pressure and take other peoples opinions into consideration. The management wasnt very good as i was a new employee and i had never worked in this type of environment before and i wasnt really taught anything until about my 4th shift. I was expected to work at a fast pace and do things without being told to, which i did once i was told what is expected of me. I thought i wasnt treated very well in this job as the other employees didnt try and teach me anything and i found myself washing pots the majority of the time. The hardest part of the job was to be waking up at 5am to get to work for half 6 am. The most enjoyed part of the job was cooking meals, i really enjoyed preparing the meals for the customers and i thought i got quite good at doing so.
50% off food when working, 25% off food when not working.
Terrible hours for my age considering i have college as well as work, they gave me 27 hours work one week and this lead to me not having any social life.