Boots
3.2 of 5 71 reviews
www.boots.jobs Nottingham, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Boots Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 71 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Boots Managing Director Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

(4 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not enough support to meet demands

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Boots full-time

ProsGreat line of skincare and cosmetics products

Consnot enough support for the field

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great co workers

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

ProsI work with a very good team on the shop floor. Part time hours at the weekend. The uniform provided is good, and training is good. I am currently training as a Healthcare Assistant which I find interesting. Staff discount ok.

ConsNothing extra for weekend working, and I consider my rate of pay after 15 months pretty poor (£6.64). Will be interested to see what the next pay review brings.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess sarcasm would be good. Less 'hovering' when someone i string their best. More trust in a person's ability.

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Good company depending on line manager

Administrator (Former Employee)

I worked at Boots full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Staff Discount and Career Progression

ConsLine Managers with no empathy.
Career Progression can depend on who you know more than individual merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not overload your employees with work if they are screaming that they do not have enough time to get things done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boots full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly atmosphere; collaborative staff ; good level of autonomy.

ConsHigh level of pressure; not very rewarding as careers; low salaries; not very good balance work/personal life.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook after more about the staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at Boots is ok for part time work only.

Christmas Sales Assistant (Former Employee)

I worked at Boots as a contractor for less than a year

ProsStaff discount on Boots own brand merchandise is quite good. The staff discount on all other products is fair but not great. Most of the other staff are friendly and helpful.

ConsThe interview process, I was told I had failed, then I was phoned by the store manager who told me I had done really well. What?? Having to have my body padded down to check that I wasn't stealing goods was very demeaning. I am not a thief but was made to feel like I could be one. I know everyone gets this treatment but it wasn't nice.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease sort out your interviewing process. It is not working properly. Please acknowledge when staff are doing an outstanding job, they are the ones you should be keeping, not the lazy no-good workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good but demanding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay, flexible hours, good discount, great promotion prices

ConsUnachievable targets, always short staffed. Not enough time for training, expectations are not practical considering the work load.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake some time to consider ground level employees and make provision for their professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Demanding but Worthwhile

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Boots

ProsGood atmosphere
Good Pay
Opportunities to advance
Guidance and Assistance from fellow co-workers and managers

ConsA little to much emphasis on customer service
Demanding roles, having to do 3-4 things all at once

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Top heavy, wasteful company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

ProsQuick progression if you are willing to work hard.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience in sales

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Boots

ProsTraining of their staf,their nam in the market,salary

ConsNight Shift time for laydies

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Okay for a short time

Customer Assistant (Former Employee)
Manchester, England (UK)

I worked at Boots part-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly staff easy to get along with.Discount is good but can mean you spend a lot of your wages back in store if you love make up and products..

ConsManagement are mostly unsympathetic and impersonal,hours are rubbish unless you have absolutely nothing else going on in your life.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat staff as fodder. Give people more reasonable houra rather than having everyome on four hour shifts just because it's better for the company. When someone's father dies don't ask "so I can expect you in a few days after the funeral?"

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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