Duties were reasonable and although it seemed difficult the pub was always busy so the job was fast paced and never boring. Bonuses were very good as was pay however having to book a day off 6 weeks in advance (which is rarely granted) was tedious.
typical work day was fulfilling customer orders. I felt the environment was very hostile and I didnt feel welcome at all, I did report it but not a lot was done although the managers were really nice about the whole thing and supportive. Didnt enjoy the job mainly because of the people.
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Blackpool – 3 November 2018
I found that a typical day at Wetherspoons was quite boring, the more that is going on in the kitchen the more fun it is. the most fun part of the job is the high paced speed of the kitchen, the hardest part of my job at Wetherspoons was trying to find something to do in the long quiet shifts.
Love the training. Online. Can complete and learn at your own pace. Very high standards in cleaning, customer service, etc. Managers are approachable and happy to work alongside you in the kitchen. Vickie always led by example and made it fun. I can honestly say I have nothing but good things to say about working here.
Great Discounts. Brilliant manager. High standards.
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Caernarfon – 12 October 2018
Unsociable and constantly changing hours with no set days off, and you are made to feel guilty if you say no when you are asked to cover or swap shifts. They expect you to put Wetherspoons first, and have no life outside of work; not that you could afford to have one anyway. They promise the world in advancement to management and higher wages but do not keep to it; instead, after your training, they try and get you to do the management jobs on associate pay, and call it "further training". ALWAYS understaffed, and even legally entitled breaks are rare to get, let alone the longer ones the company promises, and when you do take your legally entitled break, you are made to feel guilty for leaving someone on their own, and are often called back in early and therefore do not get your full break. This *could* be a very good company to work for, but the management do not care about the staff. Every member is overworked, underpaid, fatigued, and many are on antidepressants just to get through the long, busy, and extremely stressful days.
20% discount on all Wetherspoons products.
Long hours, low pay, always understaffed (purposefully), rarely get breaks, "clique" behaviour among certain staff. And many more.
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 9 August 2018
The daily kitchen tasks are fairly simple. You'll be based at a station but it's not uncommon to be working on multiple locations at the same time. Job security is extremely good as more staff is always needed and the perks of working there are fairly good. However, the hours are very long it's not uncommon to work 15 hour days for an entire week. Food and drink is not free but there is a discount
Good Job Security, Advancement Options, Good Perks
The british frrms are to stuck up their own values
Kitchen Staff Member (Former Employee) – royal victoria pavilion – 3 August 2018
I had a interview at that place and they are discriminating under equality and diversity because of my age, and i dont drive why should i need to drive what am i a millionaire. they rather give the job to a young pretty girl so they can attract perverts and alcoholics to up sell their products for profits.
Questions, like 'where do i see myself in two years!!!
saying "can do", should be replaced "don't care". I learned a lot and co-workers taught me how to cook, but the more you work and start doing everything, less they will care for you and they end up playing their phones!
this company has no promises, only if I was lucky I could get a break even in 12h shifts, bonus potentials are non exsistent, only managers get the credit and bonus and you are there to sniff their arsse and listen to them.
close downs are horrible. its hard to work with people who want to finish early and go to home asap and managers are so picky about everything that they will take lenses to look how dirty the stuff is.
work/life balance? forget about it. on days where i'm not suppose to work, I always getting calls and be asked to work as somebody is sick or can't work that day.
nice discounts and staff
no breaks, bonus are bs, hard to work with ppl who are lazy
I've been loyal to this job for 4 years and i'll be honest, it is the least rewarding job you can think of, The harder you work for the company, the least they seem to appreciate you and your well-being. However if you are just looking to do your job and the zip back home this could be the job for you as it is very easy to earn money. The hours are incredibly unsociable and its incredibly hard to book the actual days off you want.
Kitchen Associate (Former Employee) – Swindon – 11 July 2018
No matter what you’re doing, you’re not alone. Wetherspoon pubs are wetherspoon families, they become your friendship circle and you’ll feel like you’re working just as much as you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with your friends. Unfortunately, the pay isn’t great if you’re not in management but this shouldn’t deter you from working there to build team-work experience as well as a vast selection of other skills you can build up to do with cooking, handling customers, building your own self-confidence. It’s great as a job and you may find yourself reluctant to leave. People are friendly and supportive and if you are ever stuck you will receive help because everyone is working towards the same goal and the job is simple once you get used to it.
kitchen associate (Former Employee) – barrow-in-furness – 28 June 2018
a typical day included opening the kitchen, probably doing some of the previous nights close down. prep for the day.. and begin cooking and preparing breakfasts. Staff turnover was high as it was more a case of hire anyone that wanted a job, regardless of whether they were right for the job.. Promotion wasnt based upon ability. culture in the kitchen was 'let someone else deal with it' meaining little actually got done without supervision. best part of the job was the people..
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee) – Westhoughton – 22 June 2018
Nice place to socialise. Horrid place to work overall. Their expectations of you are crazy and no matter how hard you work its never good enough. I've watched several newcomers join the team and been let go or quit before their probationary periods are up, mostly due cos the poor sods had no real guidence and got ridiculed for it by management. Until something better comes along i'm still slumming it here!