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Do Tesco pay breaks?

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

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

Last updated 26 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 4,347 job reviews from people who work at Tesco.

91% 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.

Which supermarkets pay breaks?

  1. Aldi Breaks are paid
    6.8
  2. Southern Co-op Breaks are paid
    6.1
  3. Co-op Food Breaks are paid
    6.0
  4. Costcutter Breaks are paid
    5.7
  5. SuperValu Breaks are paid
    4.8
  6. Farmfoods Breaks are paid
    4.8

What people are saying about sick pay at Tesco

  • Best thing

    Pay -Easy Work

    Worst thing

    Rude Customers - unpaid breaks

    8.1

    Tesco Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks and being under appreciated by management

    5.2

    Tesco Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Same schedule almost every week

    Worst thing

    Heavy lifting almost all shift long, different kind of breaks depending on how the employer is hired.

    3.8

    Tesco Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    The team
    Going home

    Worst thing

    Always have to be on call
    It's your fault if not enough people turn up to work even though they refuse to have more then 2 staff members in at any point
    Having to do the job of 3 people whilst only being paid for one person
    No investment in staff
    Being encouraged not to take breaks as the workload is to high

    2.5

    Tesco Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    No having time to take breaks

    3.7

    Tesco Employee, July 2021