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Do B&Q pay breaks?
Usually. Most people get paid breaks at B&Q.
Builders Merchants who pay breaks include Screwfix, Kingspan and Forterra.
Last updated 28 January, 2022
How we know this
Based on 436 job reviews from people who work at B&Q.
62% of people say they 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 builders merchants pay breaks?
What people are saying about sick pay at B&Q
Paid breaks plus 1 hour unpaid lunch
No rota in advance, no push with training and blame passing
B&Q Employee, December 2021
Good hours and respectful management, I’m allowed to get on with my work without being micro managed and take my breaks when I want, management treats me well and therefore I work hard. When I finish I don’t think about work til my next shift starts.
Sometimes the building can be too warm as I’m rushing around. Sometimes the stationary I need isn’t available.
B&Q Employee, April 2021
Mangers all say different things to each other
Hardly any covid safety regulations
B&Q Front end Customer advisor, March 2021
Good breaks, especially for under 18s. E.g. I get half an hour paid break on a four hour shift
Constantly juggling tasks and high exposure to customers
B&Q Customer advisor, March 2021
The hours are regular and occasionally overtime’s available but not compulsory, often bargains are available to staff before customers. 1hour lunch breaks are great and I always take them at a reasonable time. The workplace is local and some colleagues are friendly, there’s often someone who can handle Amy issues customers present to you.
Unskilled management team who have their own agendas, often trying to give different instructions through the day. Petty school playground mentality amongst staff and many who bring their outside issues into the workplace. Equipment to carry out different work tasks is very limited preventing effective and satisfactory customer service.
B&Q Customer advisor, February 2021