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Do Starbucks pay breaks?

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

Last updated 12 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 210 job reviews from people who work at Starbucks.

81% 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.

What people are saying about sick pay at Starbucks

  • Best thing

    Meet some lovely people
    Free drinks
    Casual, not too professional

    Worst thing

    Not always treated well, breaks cut short, favouritism etc.


    Starbucks Barista, February 2021