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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

As rated by real supermarket workers in Birmingham.

  1. 1

    Costco

    Breakroom Rating based on 38 job reviews

    7.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Service clerk, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Members of the public

    Merchandiser, July 2020

    See what 38 people said
    about jobs at Costco

  2. 2

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 660 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get paid breaks

      Excellent
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    pay rate, environment, professionalism

    Qca, August 2020

    Worst thing

    People

    Selector, March 2020

    See what 660 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  3. 3

    Waitrose & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 180 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Shop assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    back pain, unpaid break

    Supermarket assistant, May 2020

    See what 180 people said
    about jobs at Waitrose & Partners

  4. 4

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 455 job reviews

    6.5/10
    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

    Meeting people

    Customer experience, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Lazy Management
    Lying to staff
    Cliques
    Double standards
    Lack of progression
    Shift management
    Holiday management
    Lack of staff

    Trading assistant, July 2020

    See what 455 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  5. 5

    Co-op Food

    Breakroom Rating based on 363 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Pay isn’t usually messed up

    Driver, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Shoplifters, entitled customers that get abusive

    Team leader, July 2020

    See what 363 people said
    about jobs at Co-op Food

  6. 6

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 987 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    the team, managers.. always feel supported and listened to. Very accommodating

    Customer advisor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Communication and support

    Baker, February 2020

    See what 987 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  7. 7

    Marks & Spencer

    Breakroom Rating based on 394 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    meeting people, staff discount and perks

    Section manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Full on busy all the time

    Customer assistant, August 2020

    See what 394 people said
    about jobs at Marks & Spencer

  8. 8

    Lidl

    Breakroom Rating based on 262 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

      Not great

    Best thing

    Good team good hours

    Store manager, September 2019

    Worst thing

    The managers

    Customer assistant, September 2019

    See what 262 people said
    about jobs at Lidl

  9. 9

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 542 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Team I work with pull together

    Floor assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Sick calls , rude customer

    Section leader, July 2020

    See what 542 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  10. 10=

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 336 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Getting paid

    Sales assistant, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Manager

    LGV 1 Driver, March 2020

    See what 336 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  11. 10=

    Farmfoods

    Breakroom Rating based on 58 job reviews

    5.6/10
    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

    Experience and earning

    Retail assistant, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Social life destroyer, working hard with not staff or hours

    Assistant manager, October 2019

    See what 58 people said
    about jobs at Farmfoods

  12. 12

    Iceland

    Breakroom Rating based on 191 job reviews

    5.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    Weekends off

    Home delivery driver, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Mopping up split milk!

    Sales assistant, February 2020

    See what 191 people said
    about jobs at Iceland

  13. 13

    Heron Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 24 job reviews

    4.5/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    It will improve my cv

    Senior sales assistant, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Too much work to do not enough time or staff

    Manager, August 2020

    See what 24 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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