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Supermarkets jobs in Birmingham: where’s the best place to work?

Work in a supermarket in Birmingham? Interested to know what it’s like to work in one or want to compare similar jobs together?

Find out all about them here

Supermarket workers from Birmingham, from City Centre to Digbeth, have explained what it’s really like working in a supermarket. Details have been shared on how long average shifts are to the sort of jobs supermarkets commonly hire.

The Breakroom Rating

Based on these experiences, each supermarket has a Breakroom Rating out of 10. Compare your job to Birmingham supermarket jobs to see if you’re getting a good deal.

What is the Breakroom Rating based on?

  • Pay
  • Hours and shifts
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • And much more

People on Breakroom have supermarket jobs like:

  • Warehouse Operatives
  • Sales Assistants
  • Nightshift Workers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Store Managers

The best supermarkets to work for in Birmingham

  1. 1

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 492 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    past pace and varied

    Assistant manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Sometimes not enough staff

    Deputy manager, July 2020

    See what 492 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  2. 2

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 145 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    6 weeks holiday per year

    Supermarket assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication and support

    Supermarket assistant, March 2020

    See what 145 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  3. 3=

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 262 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

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

      Bad

    Best thing

    Flexibility the people

    Store manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours or staff

    Team leader, August 2020

    See what 262 people said
    about jobs at Co-op Food

  4. 3=

    Costco

    Breakroom Rating based on 28 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Pay

    Merchandiser, November 2019

    Worst thing

    High stress environment

    Bakery assistant, November 2019

    See what 28 people said
    about jobs at Costco

  5. 3=

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 352 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Delivery driver, July 2020

    Worst thing

    POOR SUPERVISION

    Online driver, July 2020

    See what 352 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  6. 6=

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 692 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The team I work with
    My hours/days I work a week
    Same job as other half
    Started from the bottom and got promoted
    Only 1 late shift a week
    Support from the other team leaders during stressful times

    Shift leader, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Poor management, terrible store manager, too much work not enough pay

    Stock controller, August 2020

    See what 692 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  7. 6=

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 317 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Working with hard working colleagues addressing criminal activity

    Cctv operator/ customer assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Added responsibility expected

    Section manager, August 2020

    See what 317 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  8. 8

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 435 job reviews

    5.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    I love retail and the responsibility of helping and looking after our fellow colleagues

    Night replen section leader, June 2020

    Worst thing

    lack of communication and equipment

    Store assistant, July 2020

    See what 435 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  9. 9

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 211 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    High pay. Easy work.

    Customer assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    I am a tool to be worn down

    Shopfitter, June 2020

    See what 211 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  10. 10

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 251 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    The pay

    Cleaner, July 2020

    Worst thing

    unsociable hours and not having any respect from managers

    Baker, July 2020

    See what 251 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  11. 11

    Farmfoods

    Breakroom Rating based on 47 job reviews

    5.5/10
    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 discount

    Retail assistant, August 2020

    Worst thing

    long shifts no staff to cover breaks

    Manager, May 2020

    See what 47 people said
    about jobs at Farmfoods

  12. 12

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 166 job reviews

    5.0/10
    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

    Fast paced

    Duty manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    No legal breaks, work without pay, always rushed

    Home delivery driver, July 2020

    See what 166 people said
    about jobs at Iceland

  13. 13

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 17 job reviews

    4.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    Staff and customers

    Duty manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Too much work to do not enough time or staff

    Manager, August 2020

    See what 17 people said
    about jobs at Heron Foods

  14. Wing Yip

    Breakroom Rating based on 1 job review

    ?/10
    What is this?

    Best thing

    It's fairly lax

    Worst thing

    Stress, poor wage, have to work weekends

    Warehouse replenishment and order picker, December 2019

    See what 1 person said
    about jobs at Wing Yip

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