6.0

JD Wetherspoon

Shift manager at JD Wetherspoon

People in this role may also be known as retail and sales supervisors or shift leader.

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

How much does JD Wetherspoon pay shift managers?

Shift manager at JD Wetherspoon
£8.99–12.50
Typical range
£8.71–11.70

Shift manager employees at JD Wetherspoon are typically paid £8.99–12.50 an hour, based on data from 45 employees.

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

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

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

    How we know this

    80% 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 41 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    74% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 35 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 shift manager employees at JD Wetherspoon?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do shift 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

    • 16% report getting one week notice or less
    • 36% report getting two weeks notice
    • 42% report getting three weeks notice
    • 7% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 45 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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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do shift managers work the same number they are contracted for at JD Wetherspoon?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    68% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do shift managers at JD Wetherspoon do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    55% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for shift managers to take sick leave at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    65% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 20 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do shift 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

    68% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 40 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 shift managers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    60% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 45 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do shift managers at JD Wetherspoon get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 41 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 shift managers at JD Wetherspoon worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    93% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 30 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 shift managers at JD Wetherspoon?

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  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 41 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 shift managers given support to progress at JD Wetherspoon?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 82% 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 45 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 shift managers at JD Wetherspoon

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  • Best thing

    Flexibility of scheduling
    Holiday booking
    Progression

    Worst thing

    Pay
    Late hours of work
    Head office demands

    4.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Hard work, fast paced, great bonus. Funny very different to a independent

    Worst thing

    Customers that expect to much

    8.8

    Duty manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The people. The pay. The flexibility. The progression opportunities.

    Worst thing

    A small minority of customers. The unsociable hours.

    7.0

    Shift manager, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Training opportunities, pay and bonus, free shares

    Worst thing

    Drunk people

    8.3

    Shift manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Customer facing role

    Worst thing

    Unrealistic targets being set
    Head office telling us how to operate the pub without us having a say

    5.2

    Shift manager, May 2020

  • Best thing

    It’s a fun job

    Worst thing

    Sometimes challenging and can be dangerous

    7.4

    Shift manager, December 2019

  • Best thing

    The company benefits

    Worst thing

    Work life balance. Having to deal with difficult customers. Working late at night. Head office not knowing what really goes on in a work place and go off figures rather then what they actually know.

    7.0

    Shift leader, December 2019

  • Best thing

    Keeps me in my toes, constantly learning

    Worst thing

    Very busy, untrained staff

    5.2

    Shift leader, November 2019

  • Worst thing

    The pay, management uniforms, the fact we are just a number

    5.8

    Shift leader, September 2019

  • Best thing

    Pay and working with a good team

    Worst thing

    Horrible and rude customers!

    6.1

    Shift leader, September 2019

How JD Wetherspoon ranks

JD Wetherspoon ranks joint 18th to work for in retail or sales supervisor employers

  1. 18= JD Wetherspoon
    6.0
  2. 18= Tesco
    6.0
  3. 18= Toolstation
    6.0