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Boots Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2017
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Elizabeth Fagan
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Pros
  • The work collegues and great and good pay (in 120 reviews)

  • Temp employees still got to use the staff discount card (in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours but to be expected in retail, especially if temporary (in 57 reviews)

  • Work life balance needs a little adjustment (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Assistance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule - at least in the store I worked in. My managers were all really easy-going, if you couldn't do a specific shift, they were willing to allow you to switch with others once you get their permission.
    - Very good salary, well above the minimum wage, considering the work you'll be doing is quiet easy

    Cons

    - There isn't much down side at all! The work I did, I personally felt was very easy and exactly what you would expect a customer assistance to be doing. However, it can get a bit mundane sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    - Raise awareness about the pharmacy training which customer assistance can ask to be a part of. I didn't find out about this till i worked there for almost 1 year!

    Boots Response

    4 May, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount is good about 20%

    Cons

    Pay and support by employer

    Boots Response

    27 Jan, 2016

    We very much appreciate you sharing your views.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "I work in a busy airport store"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in East Anglia, SK
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in East Anglia, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff discount is only the only benefit

    Cons

    Often have reprofiling which does not take into consideration individual circumstances. If staff do not agree to proposed change to hours, they are told they will have to leave. Even if they cannot do the change due to child care needs etc. they have no respect for staff, all they care about is the needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be on the shop floor more, maybe then they would see how disgruntled their employees are. Not one member of staff I work with is happy with their job.

    Boots Response

    8 Jan, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your review. We appreciate your feedback and we will share it further.


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  5. "Top heavy, wasteful company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quick progression if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Pharmacy team members can be very clicky and self absorbed. Very wasteful practices regarding show material. Bit slow to embrace change. Not enough staff in medium sized stores.

    Advice to Management

    Need to move on from rows of white shelves. Stop replacing whole cardboard stands when a sticker could update the offers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Good money, flexible around working hours

    Cons

    Busy especially at weekends and christmas

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff


  7. "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Advisor in Kingston, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Healthcare Advisor in Kingston, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opened a new pharmacy in a hospital

    Cons

    working on weekends doesnt allow open weekends

    Advice to Management

    allow staff to give input on inventory needs


  8. Helpful (1)

    "For part time job it is excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive hourly rate. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very difficult to progress up the ladder as there are very little opportunities available.


  9. "No7 Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work as no day is the same!

    Cons

    Management can be slow to deal with any queries


  10. "boots customer assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Pros

    very friendly staff , supportive management, set hours

    Cons

    short enough breaks , alot of time on your feet


  11. "Lovely and friendly team"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Christmas Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working alongside other lovely staff.

    Cons

    Long hours but to be expected in retail, especially if temporary.


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