Do Tesco pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Tesco.

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

Last updated 12 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 615 job reviews from people who work at Tesco.

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.

Which supermarkets pay breaks?

  1. Aldi Most people get paid breaks
    7.2
  2. Southern Co-op Most people get paid breaks
    6.3
  3. Co-op Food Only some people get paid breaks
    6.2
  4. Costcutter Most people get paid breaks
    5.2
  5. Farmfoods Only some people get paid breaks
    4.9

What people are saying about sick pay at Tesco

  • Best thing

    Easy work

    Worst thing

    Boring too repetitive and not long enough breaks

    6.6

    Tesco Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    People that work

    Worst thing

    Breaks and sick leave

    8.2

    Tesco Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff and some of the customers

    Worst thing

    No breaks, get paid less than shop floor by the hour and there’s not enough staff

    1.8

    Tesco Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    You are left alone to do you’re work and can listen to music while you do it. there’s usually a lot to do but the time flys in. Most of the people will talk to you. Get a full uniform ordered straight away for you.

    Worst thing

    Having to pull heavy cages that are overloaded. Sometimes working in the cold department. Unpaid breaks.

    9.3

    Tesco Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Colleagues are really nice and semi-flexible working hours.

    Worst thing

    You have to do way more than should be. Managers care more about arbitrary numbers from awful systems like I.D.Q. then getting peoples breaks done.

    2.6

    Tesco Employee, February 2022