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Primark is a retailer. They sell homeware, beauty products, and fashion for women, men and children.

Do Primark pay breaks?

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

Fashion Retailers who pay breaks include MandM Direct, Massimo Dutti and Boden.

Last updated 20 May 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 157 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2023 and May 2024.

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.

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What people are saying about sick pay at Primark

  • Best thing

    Good team

    Worst thing

    Awful physical conditions, make you take 1.5 hours of unpaid breaks per 9 hr shift (so you only get paid for 7.5 hours)


    Primark Sales assistant, May 2023

  • Best thing

    Good pay and busy days so shifts go fast.

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks


    Primark Retail assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

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

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks


    Primark Retail assistant, 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 Retail assistant, 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 Retail assistant, January 2022

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