6.0

JD Wetherspoon

Kitchen manager at JD Wetherspoon

People in this role may also be known as chefs or chef.

7 workers in this role at JD Wetherspoon have taken the survey.

How much does JD Wetherspoon pay kitchen managers?

Kitchen manager at JD Wetherspoon
£9.29–12.43
Typical range
£8.21–13.00

Kitchen manager employees at JD Wetherspoon are typically paid £9.29–12.43 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for kitchen manager employees at JD Wetherspoon?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do kitchen managers think JD Wetherspoon head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    67% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Managers are respectful

    Do kitchen managers at JD Wetherspoon feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Good management

    Worst thing

    Very stressful and understaffed

    6.0

    Employee, September 2021

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What are the hours like for kitchen manager employees at JD Wetherspoon?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do kitchen managers get of their shift pattern at JD Wetherspoon?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 43% report getting one week notice or less
    • 14% report getting two weeks notice
    • 43% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Good choice of shifts

    Do kitchen managers at JD Wetherspoon get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do JD Wetherspoon managers change kitchen managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for kitchen managers to book a holiday at JD Wetherspoon?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do kitchen managers at JD Wetherspoon worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Flexible hours, good team spirit and a relatively straightforward job.

    Worst thing

    Customers

    2.9

    Employee, November 2021

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What is career progression like for kitchen managers at JD Wetherspoon?

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  • Enough training

    Do kitchen managers get enough training when they start at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are kitchen managers given support to progress at JD Wetherspoon?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 83% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from kitchen managers at JD Wetherspoon

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Busy at times,not enough staff at times

    6.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good hours easy to work there

    7.5

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Being contacted outside of working hours

    4.2

    Kitchen manager, September 2020

How JD Wetherspoon ranks

JD Wetherspoon ranks joint 2nd to work for in chef employers

  1. 2= Holroyd Howe
    6.0
  2. 2= JD Wetherspoon
    6.0
  3. 4= Hilton
    5.8