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Best zero hour contract jobs

Zero hour contract jobs don’t have the best reputation.

We’ve even explored whether zero hour contracts are good.

So what is Breakroom’s verdict on zero hour jobs?

There are people who really need the flexibility that is specific to zero hour contract jobs.

The idea of zero hour contract jobs, in and of themselves, is not bad. The problems start when they are misused.

There are people for whom zero hour contracts are necessary, otherwise they’re unable to work. They’re as deserving of a good job as everyone else is.

So we’ve asked workers with zero hour contracts what their jobs are like. What would they rate them? Let’s find out.

This is what we'll be covering:

We have a lot of companies that employ zero hour contract workers on Breakroom.

We want to keep this list at a manageable length. So we've only featured companies that have 10+ job reviews from zero hour contract workers.

The best companies that offer zero hour contract jobs

  1. 1

    Amazon

    Breakroom Rating based on 174 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Making cystomers happy

    Driving associate, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Computers run everything

    Flexi, July 2020

    See what 174 people said
    about jobs at Amazon

  2. 2

    NHS

    Breakroom Rating based on 1533 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper breaks

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    I think the pay is much better with what i get at home

    Nurse, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Pay and hours

    Clerical officer, May 2020

    See what 1533 people said
    about jobs at NHS

  3. 3

    McDonald’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 675 job reviews

    5.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • No. People don’t get proper sick pay

      Bad

    Best thing

    Good training programs

    Shift manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of co operation
    Lack of focus from other managers

    Shift manager, August 2020

    See what 675 people said
    about jobs at McDonald’s

  4. 4

    Sports Direct

    Breakroom Rating based on 53 job reviews

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

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Coworkers

    Cast, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Working under pressure

    Sales, October 2019

    See what 53 people said
    about jobs at Sports Direct

  5. 5

    Domino’s Pizza

    Breakroom Rating based on 54 job reviews

    5.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don’t get proper breaks

      Not great

    Best thing

    Flexibility of setting my own schedule and the people I work with

    Store manager, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Going to houses that you don’t want to go to

    Driver, July 2020

    See what 54 people said
    about jobs at Domino’s Pizza

  6. 6

    Subway

    Breakroom Rating based on 153 job reviews

    5.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

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

      Bad

    Best thing

    Meeting customers and the staff are great

    Team leader, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication from management,
    Disrespectful management,
    Inability to take breaks,
    Low salary in comparison to the level of work required for the job role.

    Manager, June 2020

    See what 153 people said
    about jobs at Subway

  7. 7

    Burger King

    Breakroom Rating based on 93 job reviews

    4.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    My restaurant manager

    Shift manager, August 2020

    Worst thing

    The lazy staff and the bullies. I feel unsafe and threatened in my own work place and nothing is ever done about it

    Shift Manager, March 2020

    See what 93 people said
    about jobs at Burger King

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