Do Primark pay breaks?
No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Primark.
Fashion Retailers who pay breaks include Boden, MandM Direct and Slater Menswear.
Last updated 8 February 2023
How we know this
Based on 121 job reviews from people who work at Primark.
96% 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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Good pay and busy days so shifts go fast.
Primark Retail assistant, December 2022
Can do as much as 40 hours overtime whenever i need to
Great, respectful colleagues.
Primark Retail assistant, May 2022
Everyone you work with are really nice and kind, as well as easy to talk to, and the managers are very helpful
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
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
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
Looking at items while working.
Good short term job - Christmas temp.
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 Sales assistant, January 2022