Do H&M pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at H&M.

Fashion Retailers who pay breaks include Slater Menswear, Harrods and MandM Direct.

Last updated 12 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 92 job reviews from people who work at H&M.

87% 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 fashion retailers pay breaks?

  1. Slater Menswear Most people get paid breaks
  2. Harrods Most people get paid breaks
  3. MandM Direct Only some people get paid breaks
  4. Zara Only some people get paid breaks
  5. Trespass Only some people get paid breaks

What people are saying about sick pay at H&M

  • Best thing

    Getting to talk to people and learn about fashion, seeing new clothes and trends.

    Worst thing

    Bad environment, no AC/heating, managers talk down on people, rude staff members, very boring, very tiring and repetitive, very short breaks for long shifts.


    H&M Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Being in a happy environment, managers are always very respectful and polite.

    Worst thing

    I don’t really have any worst things, but perhaps the unpaid breaks but it’s understandable why they’re unpaid


    H&M Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Teaches skills especially in such a fast paced environment

    Worst thing

    Generally understaffed, a pain to book holidays, breaks not paid


    H&M Sales assistant, October 2019