Kitchen Associate (Current Employee) – Cardiff – 17 March 2018
mostly joyful environment with little time for training new staff inside a busy establishment , most new employed are ranged from college and university student so only available part time making difficult to manage there training.
Manager (Current Employee) – Taunton – 6 January 2018
As a company they are good to work for, however no two pubs are the same and managers are allowed to get away with treating staff differently depending on the pub and how closely they are managed from above.
Not a company to build a career with, more like a job to help you pay the bills.
Most managers move on to bigger and better companies.
Managers get free food.
expected to do more than can be possible within your normal working week.
Bartender (Current Employee) – Welling, Greater London – 4 January 2018
I think Weatherspoons provided a perfectly friendly and united work environment and that suited my personality very well. I think the benefits and flexibility of the stores really suited me. Also I was looking for a pace faster than the pace of clothing retail.
flexibility, hours, location, progression within the company
Bar and Floor Associate (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 4 January 2018
i liked working for wetherspoons, got great reviews and had a good friendship with the regulars, however management was a joke when it was busy they would hide and leave it down to us to deal with while they ran about playing Pokemon go.
What a joke I was let go for following protocol and company and HSE rules, was expected to work when ill in the kitchen when company rules make it clear you are not too, rude and incompetent staff allowed to keep their jobs when they break the rules, you get dumped on from a great hight
Front house staff (Current Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 3 January 2018
It was my first job as I am 16 years old and could only do front house staff. The pay wasn’t more than minimum wage for my age which isn’t a bones but only ever get 4 hours at a time. They also need more staff for front house as I am always asked to come in and left to struggle on my own drinking food out and cleaning it all when I am busy and the manger would just stand there watching me.
Kitchen Manager (Current Employee) – Leeds – 27 December 2017
You get out of the company what you put in if you work hard and thrive to progress it is a great career to get into only issue is when you reach the level of kitchen manager or pub manager it’s very hard to move up any time soon
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Formby – 20 December 2017
No work/life balance and pay is average but not great. There is the chance for progression but you will only get promoted if you brown nose the kitchen manager or you're their friend. If you pass the probation, there is a certain degree of job security, until you make a mistake. Then it will be investigations and warnings until they can sack you. Same as if your face doesn't fit, they'll find a way to 'manage you out'. Management in Formby are a joke. Pub manager and the kitchen manager are best friends but the pub manager is more a people's person and also a nicer/fairer person. The area manager isnt much better!!! Staff in Formby Wetherspoons constantly back stab and slate everyone - you have been warned! Breaks. Be prepared not to have one if it gets busy.
The property maintenance head office culture was fantastic. This is a company that is willing to adapt in order to ensure the pubs were fully supported in maintenance and repair. A real chance to show your skills and learn new talents in the office world.
benifits, young(ish) fun office culture
as it is everywhere, you can work twice as hard and well as some colleagues, but yet get paid the same - some coasters within the teams, but overall alot of passion for the roles
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Poole, Dorset – 13 December 2017
My typical day at work usually starts at 1500 till 0100. I learned that some people are not willing to cooperate with you to finish the tasks quicker and sometimes you need to count on yourself only. The management where I worked in, which was the Quay Poole was horrible and they never listened to you fully and never help you anything or even compromise the solution. Hardest part of the job is the customers complaints but that is easy to deal with as long as you are calm and polite. Most enjoyable part of the job, is some of the staff that makes your day and some jokes that can go around, it just little things makes you smile.
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) – Nottinghamshire – 7 December 2017
the worse company i have ever worked for. treated like rubbish by managers long hours never finish shifts on time expect you to work at their demand regardless if you are a single parent then expect to have hours reduced if you are needed at home