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Sports Direct is a retailer. They sell sportswear and trainers for women, men and children.

Do Sports Direct pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Sports Direct.

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

Last updated 26 January 2023

How we know this

Based on 189 job reviews from people who work at Sports Direct.

93% 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 Sports Direct

  • Best thing

    coworkers are nice

    Worst thing

    managers don’t treat you like a person
    don’t get paid breaks
    my contract ended and they didn’t bother telling me
    i wasn’t trained properly
    the management don’t bother helping you
    always technical issues with tills


    Sports Direct Sales assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    -Pointless breaks,long shifts
    -Getting half hour less than 6hrs to avoid getting a break
    -Having to train people when It's not my job ontop of having to continue to work at normal pace at the same time then being responsible for said person when they do things wrong
    -hard to change shifts that aren't possible to do/need altering
    -20 jobs for 1 person
    -Never leaving on time
    -Customers (there's a lot of rude ones)
    -constantly understaffed
    -it's bare minimum training so you basically go in blind and learn on the job but expected to know what to do
    -I could go on the list is endless...


    Sports Direct Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with good group of people

    Worst thing

    Breaks too short and management take advantage of people


    Sports Direct Sales assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Next to no stress, friendly team, work where you are most comfortable, not suffocating

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks, 20% discount isn’t as much as I’d like but enough, 5£ an hour is hard to live off, minimal hours, temporary contract


    Sports Direct Sales assistant, October 2022

  • Best thing

    my co workers are insanely nice

    Worst thing

    we sometimes don’t get told when our breaks are, don’t get the shifts off that we asked for and sometimes aren’t able to book of certain days


    Sports Direct Store assistant, May 2022

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