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Do Boots pay breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks at Boots.

Retailers who pay breaks include Sofology, Renault and IKEA.

Last updated 28 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 760 job reviews from people who work at Boots.

93% 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. Waterstones Breaks are paid
    6.6
  8. Dreams Breaks are paid
    6.6
  9. QVC Breaks are paid
    6.2
  10. Oak Furniture Land Breaks are paid
    6.2

What people are saying about sick pay at Boots

  • Best thing

    Team work staff togetherness

    Worst thing

    Staff arriving late from break and lunch breaks

    8.9

    Boots Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    I feel I do a valuable job for the public and provide good service and advice

    Worst thing

    The environment cramped and untidy, having to stand all day lack of proper breaks.

    3.7

    Boots Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Everyday is different busy

    Worst thing

    The Shifts and the two breaks we have to take which means we are at work for 9 hours yet only get paid for 7 and half

    4.0

    Boots Customer advisor, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Rotas are flexible

    Worst thing

    Long time in between breaks

    7.2

    Boots Christmas temp, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The pay and the team environment

    Worst thing

    Stressful working conditions with short breaks

    8.1

    Boots Operative, November 2020