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Busy at all times, fair pay. Long, unsociable hours, often short staffed. Not a bad place to work, the people you work with make it, customers are interesting..


Free food


Unsociable hours
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Brilliant place. Very friendly and always full of life! I worked for Wetherspoons over 3 years and I loved it. Very busy environment. Every day is a different experience but good vibes
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Fantastic to work for

What is the best part of working at the company?The staff are lovely to work for and the Time fits in with me What is the most stressful part about working at the company?There is none I don't have to worry about what I am doing as I know what needs doing What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The environment is clean 👌 culture is very important to us What is a typical day like for you at the company?It is very busy from dad to day
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Fun place to work

Bit tough on the work life balance and the people you work with absolutely make or break it. Can be challenging at times but lots of support for you if needed.
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Over worked

They got some silly people working there that lit can't do their job so you're forced to do extra. They won't listen to how many hours you can work. Don't tell them where you live because as soon as they know you don't take the bus to get home they will make you work hours you could never do. Also don't work too hard because if you ever want to quit they'll get very angry at you.
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What people like
  • Supportive environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Fair pay for job
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  • General feeling of work happiness
  • Energising work tasks

Dont work there

Dont work there, it will be the biggest mistake youll ever make. Toxic work culture/cliques. Constant breaching of your contract regarding hours etc. No support if youre in a bad domestic situation with leads to mental ill health, just a wellbeing questionnaire and then find yourself sacked.




bad management, toxic culture, cliques, no support for anything you might be going through outside of work
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Okay, good pay.

Theyre pretty flexible with shifts, training is minimal, management dont do enough to protect employees from rude and aggressive customers. The pay is good though.
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Fun workplace

It’s a job in a pub, but if you have the right people working with you, it makes you forget about the labour. Be ready to deal with strange behaviour!
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Fun while it lasted!

Really depends on which pub you work at! Lots of memories with great friends but can be tiring and hard work. Long hours, late nights, free food and an extra pound after midnight wasn’t too bad.
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It’s good hours good job security and all round a good atmosphere it can get stressful when it’s busy but you can always have a laugh and the training and support is there


Free food and discount
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Overworked employees

Lazy staff members with no drive or work ethic. Would not recommend. Multiple reports made for harassment in the work place, no professionalism whatsoever. Overworked as no one wants to put some graft in.
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While it can be fun as staff can be friendly its very closed off as there are circles, management can be toxic (one TL called a shift team "useless") and can overlook issues and focus on the wrong ones
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Kind but stressful

Everyone I work with are lovely and welcoming and I get my shifts around my schedule. Busy days are always stressful especially when you’re new and staff can get a bit snappy but that’s because they’re under pressure and when new they tend to be nice since you don’t know food. The job is good, pay is good and the whole interview process was good and I’ve never been asked to do anything I couldn’t handle and the staff are always happy to help when needed. I could’ve just lucked out as I’ve seen many other floor staff get treated badly but given the place does their job properly it’s honestly such a good job.


Discounts, welcoming staff, flexible schedules.


rude customers, snappy staff when under pressure
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Good place to work, bad management team

Good place to work, good job security, Bad management, they lie about hours, make promises they cannot keep, ‘One weekend in one weekend off’ - never in my 4.5 years there did I get a weekend off that I didn’t have to book or use my holidays for. Management were lazy, didn’t seem to care for anything but themselves.


Free staff food


Awful shifts
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Fun place to work and always opportunity to progress through the company

Overall enjoyable company to work for and if you want you’ll be able to work your way through promotion I started as a bar associate and am now a shift leader (manager), you get to apply for shares from the company after being there for a certain amount of time, the quarterly bonus’ are a plus and you get to keep your own tips they aren’t shared.
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I love the job but moved way

What is the best part of working at the company?Best one I worked in is Henley on Thames What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Only the one who the management of the hotel What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Working in the hotel do over time got free meals What is a typical day like for you at the company?Sunday Monday Thursday Saturday Tuesday and Wednesday was so busy
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Definitely depends on the pub / managers!

Spent just over 4 years working for Wetherspoons and overall had a great experience working for the company, however I have seen staff being treated poorly if you are not liked or favoured by managers… a very “clicky” environment and some of the company policies are just stupid / ridiculous when it comes to the sickness policies for example. Weekly pay was good and can be a very good place to work but definitely depends on the pub and what their management team is like
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Pay for cleaner isn’t great, only given 8 hours a week so can’t would have to get second job. Good management, friendly staff and nice people to work with
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just another number

Management dont care about your issues all they do is say they will look into it and never do you will work one day at 6am the next day 5pm then the next day 6am again shifts are all over the place no chance work life balance at all rotas come out on saturday for the next weeks rota
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Worked at Stansted Airport Felt under pressure, i have a disability they did not care to cater to yet made me feel bad about.Worked 5-6 days over 10 hr shiftsDO NOT WORK HERE .Management are the worst




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Overworked underpaid

Soul destroying. Area managers are awful. Bark ordered but have no idea what's actually going on.High targets to meet with barely any staff. Ridiculous criteria to meet to get a bonus. All or nothing, you either get 100% or you get zero bonus


Free meal


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Based on 3,821 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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