The Works

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Good news! The Works has claimed their Breakroom profile.

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


The Works is a retailer. They sell books, stationery, toys, and art and craft materials.

Do The Works pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at The Works.

Retailers who pay breaks include Boden, Arco and Symphony Group.

Last updated 7 February 2023

How we know this

Based on 88 job reviews from people who work at The Works.

94% 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 The Works

  • Best thing

    Seems like a fun place from the outside. Great if you are a person that does a lot of arts and crafts.

    Worst thing

    1. No security
    2. Not allowed to use enough staff to cover the shifts properly for safety of staff and stock.
    3. Area manager never listened, store probably still has the same locks on even through the management have been told repeatedly.
    4. No lunch breaks because of being short staffed.
    5. No way to get rid of old stock. It sits in store until you sell it for 10p or it rots away.
    6. Head office don't listen to staff or management.
    7. Using old redundant ways of working rather than updating systems. It cheaper to stay paper based but makes an actual nightmare for staff to get through the day.


    The Works Store manager, December 2022

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