Do Amazon pay breaks?

Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks at Amazon.

Retailers who pay breaks include Sofology, IKEA and Symphony Group.

Last updated 15 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 238 job reviews from people who work at Amazon.

56% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which retailers pay breaks?

  1. Sofology Most people get paid breaks
    8.1
  2. IKEA Most people get paid breaks
    7.6
  3. Symphony Group Only some people get paid breaks
    7.3
  4. Ocado Only some people get paid breaks
    7.2
  5. Harrods Most people get paid breaks
    7.2
  6. World Duty Free Most people get paid breaks
    7.2
  7. THG Only some people get paid breaks
    6.8
  8. Games Workshop Most people get paid breaks
    6.7
  9. Dreams Only some people get paid breaks
    6.6
  10. Studio Only some people get paid breaks
    6.6

What people are saying about sick pay at Amazon

  • Best thing

    Other colleagues are like family

    Worst thing

    The amount of physical activity is needed for a long shift. Also breaks are quite short

    8.8

    Amazon Warehouse associate, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Free Coffee

    Worst thing

    Second by second tracking of speed, quality, and toilet breaks

    7.3

    Amazon Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    5 hours of ‘flexi’ to get away from the place

    Worst thing

    Management treating you as a number, like your opinions aren’t relevant. Making decisions and then blaming the team for the consequences instead of owning up. CONSTANT CIGARETTE BREAKS

    4.9

    Amazon Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexible, out on the open road, helped out by head office if needed

    Worst thing

    No time for breaks and sometimes high stops. You can take a break but it means you are back later so I rather not take a break and get home for 2pm

    8.6

    Amazon Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Paid holidays. paid extra for overtime up Contracted hours is 40 hours. 40-50 hours is £15 60-60 is double time so £20 an hour

    Worst thing

    Short breaks
    Racism and favouritism
    Usually only kept on as a temporary
    Stressed over speed and quality
    Never give you chance to reason for time idle.

    7.0

    Amazon Employee, December 2021