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Best companies to work for part-time

Part-time work is an important option for many people.

You may have caring responsibilities, studies or something else that means you need part-time work to fit around your commitments.

But where do you find a good part-time job?

54% of the companies on Breakroom hire part-time workers.

These companies and the jobs they offer span lots of different industries. It can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start looking.

So we’ve looked at what real part-time workers have shared about their jobs.

Based on this information from part-time workers, we'll cover the following:

Now let’s look at a list of which companies workers have said are the best for part-time work.

The top 10 best companies to work for part-time

  1. 1

    IKEA

    Breakroom Rating based on 41 job reviews

    7.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good

    Best thing

    The wage, colleagues, hours, type of work I do

    Food Co-Worker, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Being put on shift with people who don't know what they're doing or aren't motivated by the job at all and are lazy, having to book holiday so far in advance , no routine

    Co worker, December 2019

    See what 41 people said
    about jobs at IKEA

  2. 2

    EE

    Breakroom Rating based on 65 job reviews

    7.4/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

      Excellent
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good

    Best thing

    Getting off phone to happy customers

    Customer service representative, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Targets

    Senior sales advisor, October 2019

    See what 65 people said
    about jobs at EE

  3. 3

    Screwfix

    Breakroom Rating based on 122 job reviews

    7.3/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good
    • People recommend working with their team

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Meeting new people, customers and staff

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Customers who think they are better than you

    Sales assistant, October 2019

    See what 122 people said
    about jobs at Screwfix

  4. 4

    John Lewis & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 90 job reviews

    7.2/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Catering assistant, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Not sure. Maybe the feeling that the company isn't doing as well as we'd all like right now...

    Team manager, August 2020

    See what 90 people said
    about jobs at John Lewis & Partners

  5. 5

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 628 job reviews

    6.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Hours suit my lifestyle

    Cashier, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff at times.

    Deputy manager, September 2019

    See what 628 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  6. 6=

    Greggs

    Breakroom Rating based on 171 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    the customers i like working in face to face customer service rolls.

    Supervisor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Small shop so can get busy quickly
    Can be overstaffed or understaffed
    Delivery’s aren’t always on time or leaving enough time to put away

    Weekend Team Member, March 2020

    See what 171 people said
    about jobs at Greggs

  7. 6=

    Three

    Breakroom Rating based on 26 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    I feel valued

    Customer advisor, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Lack of support, constant lies from management

    3Store support advisor, October 2019

    See what 26 people said
    about jobs at Three

  8. 8

    B&Q

    Breakroom Rating based on 125 job reviews

    6.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The team

    Team Leader, March 2020

    Worst thing

    The notice on shifts. The way the store is run. The underdeploment of staff...

    Showroom advisor, June 2020

    See what 125 people said
    about jobs at B&Q

  9. 9=

    Nando’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 132 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    The team, the perks and benefits

    Assistant manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Stress, were always busy, and managers have no concept of what we actually have to do

    Nandoca, December 2019

    See what 132 people said
    about jobs at Nando’s

  10. 9=

    Wagamama

    Breakroom Rating based on 52 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    Staff food

    Chef, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Lack of upper support

    Assistant general manager, November 2019

    See what 52 people said
    about jobs at Wagamama

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