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Do Primark pay breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks at Primark.

Fashion Retailers who pay breaks include Harrods, Bonmarché and Zara.

Last updated 18 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 442 job reviews from people who work at Primark.

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 fashion retailers pay breaks?

  1. Harrods Breaks are paid
  2. Bonmarché Breaks are paid
  3. Zara Breaks are paid

What people are saying about sick pay at Primark

  • 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

  • Best thing

    Paid on time
    It's a job

    Worst thing

    Sexual harassment
    Unequal treatment of workers
    No feeling of teamwork
    Constant turnover of staff
    Trainers are useless
    Canteen Expensive
    Breaks Unpaid
    Low rate of pay
    No bonuses
    Nothing at Christmas for staff
    Many many more


    Primark Employee, June 2021