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They care about what their frontline employees think and want to be a good employer.


Boots is a retailer. They sell health, beauty and pharmaceutical products.

Do Boots pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Boots.

Retailers who pay breaks include Canon, Wayfair and PCSpecialist.

Last updated 13 April 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 212 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2023 and April 2024.

91% 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.

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What people are saying about sick pay at Boots

  • Best thing

    Seeing the genuine appreciation of customers when receiving their medication delivery.

    Worst thing

    Management is so unorganised, lazy, unbothered about the well being of their drivers. They do not take drivers suggestions issues or struggles into account and are unappreciative of what drivers have to go through on a daily basis,as long as the jobs are completed they don't care.

    No breaks

    Don't maintain vans or attempt to fix then when issues are reported early.


    Boots Employee, March 2023

  • Best thing

    The department team I work with.
    Staff discount.

    Worst thing

    Low pay.
    Unpaid breaks and most the time work through breaks unpaid.
    No communication from managers.
    No incentives from managers.
    Managers not present, never see them or know what’s going on.
    Working weekends and bank holidays.
    Short staffed.
    Rotas done short notice and often get changed anyway.
    Doing more than what is expected in job role and getting no more money.
    Heating doesn’t work so always freezing cold.


    Boots Pharmacy dispenser, January 2023

  • Best thing

    You get paid for the whole day even if u finish early.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes No breaks, usually no Aircon, Cuts and therefore higher work loads and mandatory covering of 2 extra shifts as on call.


    Boots Employee, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexibility for uni students.

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks. Management not resolving conflict between staff.


    Boots Customer advisor, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Team work staff togetherness

    Worst thing

    Staff arriving late from break and lunch breaks


    Boots Customer assistant, May 2021

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