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325 job reviews

6.4/10
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Co-op Food pay

How much does Co-op Food pay per hour?

£8.45–10.30 from 275 hourly employees at Co-op Food

What does Co-op Food pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Co-op Food compare to the minimum wage and the Real Living Wage.

Age group Co-op Food pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 £8.36–8.38 Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £8.38–9.00 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.45–9.75 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.56–10.70 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.72

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

What does Co-op Food pay for different types of jobs?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Co-op Food compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job area Co-op Food pay rate
Drivers £10.49–14.72
Warehouses £8.72–12.64
Stores £8.38–9.25
Managers £9.00–10.15

Does Co-op Food pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every four weeks

91% of people report they get paid every four weeks

Based on 324 employee responses

Does Co-op Food pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time

Excellent

6% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 106 employee responses

Why this matters

It is important that you are paid correctly and on time - everyone has financial commitments and living expenses to keep on top of. At a good job, you shouldn't have to chase up any payments that are due to you.

Do workers at Co-op Food do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

Good

43% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 175 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Does Co-op Food pay sick pay?

Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

Not great

42% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 283 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Do workers at Co-op Food get paid breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks

Good

63% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 300 employee responses

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.

What people say about pay at Co-op Food

  • 3.5/10

    Best thing

    Comfort of knowing what I do and how to do it

    Worst thing

    pay , physicality, not enough staff
    Team leader, September 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Best thing

    I get good shifts and I do work over my hours but not as many as the store before I was at. Also I like building displays

    Worst thing

    The pay sometimes feels like it’s not enough, especially on the stressful occasions
    Team manager, July 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Best thing

    pay isn’t usually messed up

    Worst thing

    Given a longer run than planned for

    Driver, March 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Best thing

    Relatively basic work, friendly staff, fair pay

    Worst thing

    Difficult to get recognised for achievements, takes too long to progress in the roll, last minute changed to the Rota, heavy workloads and understaffing

    Customer team member, February 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Best thing

    Decent level of pay . Shifts are reasonable (no super late or super early shifts, between 6am and 10pm)

    Worst thing

    Unreasonable customers
    Not enough staff or hours to complete tasks to a good standard (1 person doing the workload of 2). Can be very stressful since you are given more work than what is realistically achievable. Especially around Christmas.

    Customer team member, February 2020