Do Primark pay breaks?

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

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

Last updated 15 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 140 job reviews from people who work at Primark.

94% 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 Primark

  • Best thing

    Can do as much as 40 hours overtime whenever i need to
    Great, respectful colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks


    Primark Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Everyone you work with are really nice and kind, as well as easy to talk to, and the managers are very helpful

    Worst thing

    Whenever there isn’t a cleaner in the store and a spillage or something breaks, then the retail assistants have to clean up the mess


    Primark Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    very good rate of pay for under 18s
    staff are nice and easy to work with
    managers are understanding when it comes to sick days and mental health etc

    Worst thing

    managers can sometimes be non chalant about how customers treat employees
    there is a weird hierarchy with the supervisors and managers and it feels like the retail assistants dont get enough say on what goes on
    theres no special rate of pay for overtime
    breaks are unpaid


    Primark Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Looking at items while working.
    Good short term job - Christmas temp.

    Worst thing

    Poor shift choice.
    Management not agreeing with the shifts you can take, giving you others than what you can do.
    Poor breaks/ not payed.
    No free parking near store.


    Primark Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    How friendly the other employees are

    Worst thing

    Don’t get paid for your breaks


    Primark Employee, December 2021