Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee) – Eastleigh – 16 April 2018
From what ive worked it is a really good place to work even though it can get boring during the quiet sections especially in the kitchen, but i cant speak for the bar staff as i haven't worked there myself. the management do take what you say into consideration and their response time is quite good.
Can get extremely busy but not enough man power to handle it. Management are easy to approach and get things dealt with quickly. Hardest part of the job is when it gets extremely busy when understaffed, however the most enjoyable part of the job is getting through it on time with decent people to work with.
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Bury – 29 March 2018
A very busy industry but there is always a new challenge that will come along and challenges you to work harder. Very fun and hard working this allowed for the staff to get to know one another better and that the customers could see that the staff was trying very hard to meet their needs, I personally think Weatherspoon's is highly recommended, but it also has a good reputation that they do not want to fault.
50% Discount on food and drinks
Not much communication between progress and bad progress.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 27 March 2018
I enjoyed my time working at Wetherspoons, it gave me experience in catering and I got to use my customer service skills during my time there. I got to meet a variety of people from all ethnic backgrounds.
Bar Staff (Current Employee) – Cramlington, Northumberland – 26 March 2018
I first got this job as a summer job before I left school, it was scary to begin with as I had never been in the pub environment as a worker, only ever as a customer however I quickly began to fit in and make friends with all the other staff. As i got older and i hit my 18th Birthday i was able to work on the bar, which can get a bit hectic on Friday and Saturday nights but the longer I work there the more of the regulars i get to know so its always nice to see some familiar faces and that for me is he most enjoyable part of the job
Staff discount, 50% before or after a shift and 20% at all times
doing finishes on weekends can be draining, leaving work at 2am and then trying to find a way bck home as i dont yet drive
Bar Associate (Former Employee) – Guildford, Surrey – 18 March 2018
During my time at Wetherspoon I found out that the shifts could be extremely stressful, especially when understaffed. It was easy to take time off as it was a week by week rota however for the exact same reason it was difficult to plan ahead for anything. A lot was expected of the staff and the pay didn't match the requirements. The staff however were extremely friendly and the regulars made all the stress worthwhile (even if all they do is hit on you and buy you drinks).
Discounted meals and drinks
Stressful, Unknown rota, Often understaffed, People got promoted due to their relationships with managers
Bar Associate (Current Employee) – Bedford, Bedfordshire – 17 January 2018
I have worked for wetherspoons for over a year now. It is a very good company to work for and it comes with a lot of perks, such as discount on food and drinks. When I relocated to move to uni I was transferred to another wetherspoons which means that I had a job straight away. Overall, a good company to work for
decent on the surface but ran on too tight a budget.
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 8 January 2018
most days involve you being understaffed. after many years working for Wetherspoons every different pub is the same in this regards. Its a fun place to work but can be very stressful trying to do your job under such tight restraints on time. If its busy managers need to be front of house. if its quiet you are required to send staff home meaning you have to be front of house. yet the paper work and workload Wetherspoons give you involves plenty of time back of house. Theres great perks to the job, achievable bonuses and free shares which help. The work life balance has got a lot better over the years but finishing work sometimes at 3am-6am can be tiring especially with young children at home. if you desire a career in management then Wetherspoons is a great choice until you decide what you really want to do as a career as there is plenty of progression opportunites but they will work you for it!
free food, good bonuses, free shares, 20% off food and drink when off shift