Boots Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Love it, best company I've worked for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Boots part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice management, work hard enough and def room to advance!

    Cons

    Have seen nothing bad so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More updated makeup products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Boots Response

    Feb 9, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. Keep up with the good work.

  2. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boots part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I like how you are your own manager.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get your bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Tedious job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at Boots part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's great that you are your own boss, you take breaks when you feel like it. The district manager for the WA region is amazing.

    Cons

    If you are used to a high pace environment you won't like it here..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    perfect environment. everyone is very nice and working in a team

    Cons

    NOne. A very Good company. I haven't seen any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More product to sell

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Beauty Advising

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Boots part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts
    Holiday pay
    Minimal supervision
    Flexibility of tactics
    As a Beauty Adviser you are the face of Boots in your select Target store. In my market, people were very unfamiliar with the Brand and it was hard to "sell" consumers to trust something versus a project which was already "sold" to them by a commercial. Rave reviews and reliable products really help the cause.

    Cons

    Minimal samples
    time goes by VERY slow
    stand on feet all shift
    information overload
    no training for makeup application
    sometimes you feel like you are a target customer service associate. many customers do not realize that you are NOT a target employee.. a lot of time i caught myself directing customers all around the store, at times i was even asked to walk them to different departments. they also ask for advice on products you are not representing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive compensation and weekly commission *versus monthly*. More ample sample cups should be distributed. More accessible "end cap" displays should be available during BA's on the clock shifts. Meetings should be in a more neutral location. It should be negotiated between the target team and the Boots BA different ways to make it clearer to customers that you are not a target salesfloor employee. more gratis should be allowed to boots reps.
    Keep up the good work selling a great product!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    The job is great, the management isn't.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Boots

    Pros

    Good incentive
    Work In a fast past environment
    Good product knowledge training
    Inspiring teammates

    Cons

    Annoying guest asking irrelevant questions
    Horrible manager, I should say dictator.
    No upper management support
    No chance of promotion even if you work super hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with the feedback from the beauty advisors. We work the hardest and get the least recognition. Does not feel like a giant team AT ALL.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great people, good environment, good pay, not a super impossible/hard job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant

    I have been working at Boots

    Pros

    22.5% staff discounts for all Boots products, and 12.5% discount for other non Boots products. Better pay than most other places.

    Cons

    The store is damn freezing, haha!

    Recommends
  9. Was good at the beiging, then becomes boring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boots part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting an working with good people
    Overtime (not right after christmas due to low budgets)

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long shifts
    Repetative tasks
    Not always about the employee
    Constant cut backs
    Always want favours, but never anything in return
    Low business progression chances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always expect everything to be done correctly and to a high standard, but cant be done or done easily with low budgets as stores need the workers and resources in order to get it done right. Extremely low pay! Need more bonusues and recognition of good workers, and just just a well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Boots the chemist as a pharmacy technician / act

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boots (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on progression and personal development

    Cons

    Far too much variation between individual training and capabilities, terrible review plans whereby individual capability and work ethic is not praised or rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow those who excel in their role be noticed and rewarded in a way that is beneficial for the individual, with financial promotions set in place that are a reflection of this

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Don't apply

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Gloucester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boots full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, good amount of holidays for longer standing staff. Staff are friendly. Xmas bonus

    Cons

    Too much work load for few members of staff. When people leave they don't get replaced. Expect cover on all areas but don't provide the staff. Management just sit in the office even when shop floor is really struggling. Favourtism. Don't care about the staff just the profit. Ignor staff comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help on the shop floor more. Push for more staff when shop is quite clearly way below what I need to function. Listen to staff and provide the support needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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