J D Wetherspoon PLC
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Interviews at J D Wetherspoon PLC

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at J D Wetherspoon PLC.
Interview experience
Based on 901 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 899 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 885 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at J D Wetherspoon PLC

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
55%
About a week
32%
About two weeks
9%
About a month
2%
More than one month
1%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
82%
Phone call/screening
10%
Problem solving exercises
9%
Other
8%
Group interview
8%
Least reported steps
Presentation
3%
They have no interview
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at J D Wetherspoon PLC

  • You apply for the job. They email you saying the vacancy has been filled. Then advertise it a week later ?
    Shared on 25 February 2020
  • Once application has been processed you will be emailed asking for an interview, the interview will be arranged and then they will get back to you within a week
    Shared on 25 September 2019 - Shift Leader, J D Wetherspoon - Midlands
  • Informal. Very poor
    Shared on 3 July 2019 - Bar Associate - Ayr, South Ayrshire

Interview questions at J D Wetherspoon PLC

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Previous experience, what did I know about the company.
    Shared on 25 October 2019 - Team Leader - Keswick
  • Name a time when a ciustomer was being rude and what did you do
    Shared on 28 March 2019 - Bar person - London
  • Any experience of bar work?Where do you see yourself in (x) years?
    Shared on 6 March 2019 - Team Leader - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Interview tips at J D Wetherspoon PLC

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)18%
  • Formal (business suit)16%
  • They didn’t have a dress code16%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at J D Wetherspoon PLC

  • Turn around and get out
    Shared on 20 June 2019 - Kitchen Assistant - North Wales
  • Be honest on what hours you can really do so you dont let the team down
    Shared on 13 June 2019 - Kitchen Assistant - Bournemouth, Dorset

The first interview at J D Wetherspoon PLC

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed51%
  • Other13%
  • Employee referral11%
  • Walk-In10%
  • Paper application5%

How candidates received their first interview at J D Wetherspoon PLC

  • Applied online, got an email, spoke a few words in the interview and hired me on the spot
    Shared on 1 June 2019 - Kitchen Associate - Ferndown, Dorset
  • Applied on line
    Shared on 27 January 2019 - Cleaner - Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Applied on line
    Shared on 27 January 2019 - Cleaner - Whitehaven, Cumbria