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Good news! Sainsbury’s has claimed their Breakroom profile.

They care about what their frontline employees think and want to be a good employer.


Sainsbury’s is the third largest supermarket chain in the UK.

Do Sainsbury’s pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Sainsbury’s.

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

Last updated 16 April 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 162 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2024 and April 2024.

83% 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 Sainsbury’s

  • Best thing

    The company and distance

    Worst thing

    Amount of work and no real breaks


    Sainsbury’s Employee, November 2023

  • Best thing

    Working with friends

    Worst thing

    No paid breaks anymore
    Don’t get much more pay than day staff
    Too much work load for amount of staff


    Sainsbury’s Employee, July 2023

  • Best thing

    Good pay that’s it

    Worst thing

    The managers the pack of staff in the summer it’s to hot and everything breaks and in the winter it’s to cold and everything breaks


    Sainsbury’s Retail assistant, June 2023

  • Best thing

    Can pick up extra shifts when available

    Worst thing

    No sick pay, breaks are always at different times


    Sainsbury’s Store colleague, May 2023

  • Best thing

    Alright pay, not all days are bad, I’ve really improved on my communication skills and confidence since working there, you get to learn new skills and talk to all sorts of people

    Worst thing

    Stressful at times, managers seem uncaring and don’t show a lot of support, managers also have obvious favourites (some colleagues will get away with doing certain things that others will be told off for straight away), we’re not given any sort of feedback (at least not individual), rude and demanding customers, some tasks/people honestly make you feel like you’re not being paid enough to deal with it, breaks aren’t nowhere near as long as they should be


    Sainsbury’s Customer assistant, February 2023

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