Do Lidl pay breaks?

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

Supermarkets who pay breaks include Aldi, Southern Co-op and Co-op Food.

Last updated 17 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 133 job reviews from people who work at Lidl.

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 supermarkets pay breaks?

  1. Aldi Most people get paid breaks
  2. Southern Co-op Most people get paid breaks
  3. Co-op Food Only some people get paid breaks
  4. Costcutter Most people get paid breaks
  5. Budgens Only some people get paid breaks
  6. SuperValu Only some people get paid breaks
  7. Farmfoods Only some people get paid breaks

What people are saying about sick pay at Lidl

  • Best thing


    Worst thing

    Boss. Hours. Customers. Respect.not having proper breaks .leaving work at 2 am .no public transport at leaving time. The stress


    Lidl Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Discount,lots of hours

    Worst thing

    Short breaks, long days


    Lidl Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    10% discount, sociable, nice customers

    Worst thing

    Management can't manage properly, lack of training (you just have to get on with it and hope you grasp it quick enough) stress and time pressure, 30 min breaks however long your shift is, (could be 10+ hours) unsociable hours


    Lidl Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Lots of different things to do, nice people, getting to finish early.

    Worst thing

    Dangerous at times, heavy lifting, long hours, short breaks.


    Lidl Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    We work as a team

    Worst thing

    Breaks are not long enough


    Lidl Customer assistant, January 2021