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Do Amazon pay breaks?

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Amazon.

Retailers who pay breaks include Sofology, Renault and IKEA.

Last updated 18 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 1,101 job reviews from people who work at Amazon.

52% 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 Breaks are paid
    7.3
  2. Renault Breaks are paid
    7.2
  3. IKEA Breaks are paid
    7.1
  4. Harrods Breaks are paid
    7.0
  5. Ocado Breaks are paid
    6.9
  6. Lyreco Breaks are paid
    6.9
  7. Dreams Breaks are paid
    6.6
  8. Waterstones Breaks are paid
    6.5
  9. QVC Breaks are paid
    6.2
  10. Oak Furniture Land Breaks are paid
    6.2

What people are saying about sick pay at Amazon

  • 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

    7.4

    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.

    6.1

    Amazon Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    4 to 5 nights on 3 off

    Worst thing

    Work Conditions
    Breaks
    Constant expected work rates
    Management
    To name but a few

    2.5

    Amazon Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    You meet new people and work as a team

    Worst thing

    When you working 8& 10 hours shift you should get more breaks

    7.6

    Amazon Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Learn the job and how to get it done quick

    Worst thing

    No toilet breaks
    No health and safety once off site you’re on your own against a world of muppets

    2.6

    Amazon Employee, April 2021