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.
Kitchen Team Leader (Former Employee) – Leamington Spa – 18 October 2017
The staff at wetherspoons always seemed to want more for less. Very long shifts, asking to stay late, shortened breaks, not the best pay either, and even when working hard you rarely got the opportunity for promotions
Bar Staff (Former Employee) – Norwich, Norfolk – 18 October 2017
I loved working at wetherspoons I started off at the queen of iceni and then moved to the The Bell hotel as I got more hours there I loved working with all the people and I made a lot of friends with customers , also the staff discopunt was really good so you could easily get food cheap also drinks where the same to .
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) – Lincolnshire – 18 October 2017
working in pubs is fine when your young, definitely not what you want to be doing as you get older. The company offered good training however and put mew through my sia and personal licence qualifications.
Cook (Former Employee) – The three magnets – 18 October 2017
Terrible, selfish management that pick favourites and will go out of their way to make life harder for the staff... awful hours and unrealistic expectations, huge turn over of staff as people are always leaving and not worth the poor pay...
Bar Associate (Current Employee) – Burnley – 16 October 2017
Everybody gets along at Wetherspoon's and there is never a dull moment. there are challenging days such as match days where the pub gets extremely busy but it is extremely satisfying at the end of the shift after realising what you have acheived.
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Wombwell – 13 October 2017
A typical day at work was very stressful because we were always under staffed and the managment was not fantastic, however the training was very good and I learned new skills all the time. the hours were not very practical for a mother or for anyone wanting to finish at certain times as these were never garunteed finishes. also staff gets called in alot on their days off.
my most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new faces everyday and seeing all of the regular customers i especially enjoyed the older age range as they were lovely and fantastic people to serve.
dsicount on lunches
long hours, zero hour contracts no chance of set shifts if you hadnt been there long
Kitchen Team Leader (Former Employee) – Yeadon, West Yorkshire – 12 October 2017
What I have gained from this job: Since I began working in the busy kitchen environment, I have ultimately grown more confident when engaging with new people and developed my time management skills efficiently. There is a strict standard operating procedure at work which I have to meet which has helped me develop my skills within communication and patience to make me the strong team worker that I am today
The team are fantastic and help you to have a smile even when the work load is high. I have learnt how to work quickly, efficiently and to a high standard. The management are friendly and always help with any queries. The work place culture is great, because we are all in the same high pressure situation there is a real sense of unity in the team. the hardest part of the job is closing the kitchen. This involves a lot of strenuous cleaning, and can sometimes take until 3am. The most enjoyable part of the job working with friends.
Shift manager (Former Employee) – Northampton – 10 October 2017
I learnt a great deal with this company and worked up to a very good very level with decent money involved. learnt a lot of policies, law and other operations you need to learn when working in that kind of establishment.