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Do Waitrose & Partners pay breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks at Waitrose & Partners.

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

Last updated 26 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 704 job reviews from people who work at Waitrose & Partners.

90% 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
  2. Southern Co-op Breaks are paid
  3. Co-op Food Breaks are paid
  4. Costcutter Breaks are paid
  5. SuperValu Breaks are paid
  6. Farmfoods Breaks are paid

What people are saying about sick pay at Waitrose & Partners

  • Best thing

    Just the pay .

    Worst thing

    The management team are extremely rude . We don’t choose out breaks they are assigned to us before the shift even starts. The managers are too intrusive . They do not hand out the roles equally leading to some people feeling overworked whilst others do very little . Blatant favouritism. The customers speak to us as if we are stupid. The managers never defend partners against verbally abusive customers. They don’t really care about your physical or mental health , as long as they make enough money is what matters to them .


    Waitrose & Partners Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    often lots of overtime shifts to pick up

    Worst thing

    no respect from mangers
    very little training
    no paid breaks
    often not paid for not leaving on time
    sometimes don’t get breaks


    Waitrose & Partners Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Partner Discounts at Waitrose and John Lewis, Subsidised dining at workplace

    Worst thing

    Fixed rotas, unpaid breaks, poor work-life balance


    Waitrose & Partners Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    No annoying co workers.
    Go at my own pace.

    Worst thing

    Bad route planning.
    Often skip breaks.
    Navigation equipment not fit for purpose.
    Zero chance of career progression unless you get in to the golden circle or are in the top 3 drivers out of over 300 people. Pay review is perfomance based and takes into account all aspects of driving, delivery on time, and arrival back at depot. Sometimes get less than half hour to get back but it takes an hour. Completely out of your control yet this was the only reason my pay didnt change this year.


    Waitrose & Partners Employee, July 2021