Do Boots pay breaks?

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

Retailers who pay breaks include Sofology, World Duty Free and IKEA.

Last updated 9 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 142 job reviews from people who work at Boots.

95% 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. World Duty Free Most people get paid breaks
    7.7
  3. IKEA Most people get paid breaks
    7.6
  4. Harrods Most people get paid breaks
    7.4
  5. Renault Only some people get paid breaks
    7.4
  6. Symphony Group Only some people get paid breaks
    7.3
  7. Ocado Only some people get paid breaks
    7.2
  8. THG Only some people get paid breaks
    7.0
  9. Games Workshop Most people get paid breaks
    6.7
  10. Studio Only some people get paid breaks
    6.6

What people are saying about sick pay at Boots

  • Best thing

    Flexibility for uni students.

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks. Management not resolving conflict between staff.

    8.6

    Boots Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Team work staff togetherness

    Worst thing

    Staff arriving late from break and lunch breaks

    9.8

    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.

    3.4

    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

    3.5

    Boots Customer advisor, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Rotas are flexible

    Worst thing

    Long time in between breaks

    7.8

    Boots Christmas temp, December 2020