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Timpson is a retailer. They provide shoe repair, key cutting, dry cleaning, photo processing and locksmith services.


Do Timpson pay breaks?

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

Retailers who pay breaks include Canon, PCSpecialist and Wayfair.

Last updated 28 February 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 38 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and February 2024.

84% 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 Timpson

  • Best thing

    Left to your own devices

    Worst thing

    Poor pay, stressful fast paced environment, most people work alone , nobody to bounce off or back you up, no proper breaks, no toilets, highly unlikely to be able to book your holidays when you desire, constant rubbish talk about how amazing the company are when it's not true, yes it has perks but not easy to receive them contrary to popular belief, work every Saturday and a lot of Sundays, such a great company but even at Christmas they make you work bank holiday only giving you 2 days off, if they cared about the staff they wouldn't make them do this, if you are thinking of working for timpson don't do it


    Timpson Store manager, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    No breaks/short breaks
    Lack of staff


    Timpson Branch manager, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Can make good bonus but not in every store

    Worst thing

    Work through our breaks, but these periods are unpaid. Very basic pay


    Timpson Manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Job Security

    Worst thing

    Working alone and no proper breaks


    Timpson Manager, February 2021

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