Boots Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Beauty Advisor

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

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility as far as work schedule goes, good starting pay with exceptional benefits considering it's a part time position. Company gives not full, but many unique benefits to it's employees! Great products to sell and reputable brand, you will be proud to sell Boots' many product lines! Good training provided! Sales goals are fair and just challenging enough. A rewarding job! This job is a hidden gem!

    Cons

    Horrible communication policy! Only allowed to contact your trainers and managers within certain time periods. Product turn around is not fast enough! Boots, tell Target to buy more products and increase the shelf count so we can get more in! As beauty advisors we sell it for you, and the shelves sit empty for two weeks or longer until more comes in. Currently no career advancements available and who knows when they will be, company is doing great, they are just younger and newer in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent communication is needed. In addition, District Managers need to come around more. Come visit your beauty advisors at their stores, spend an hour with them on the sales floor, go have a lunch together, etc. More verbal recognition would be nice. Challenges with rewards are always fun and a boost to keep going, more of those would be good.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    We appreciate your feedback and we will share it further.

  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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like how you are your own manager.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get your bonuses

  3. I was a director of traffic for Target...or so it felt.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Boots full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got to be my own boss, make my own schedule, be a part of a fun team...keep up to date with beauty trends.

    Cons

    Low pay, unattainable commission, no room for advancement.

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  5. Tedious job

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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..

  6. Not enough support to meet demands

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

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great line of skincare and cosmetics products

    Cons

    not enough support for the field

  7. Okay

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

    I worked at Boots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -good pay
    -staff discount was really useful
    -good environment to work in

    Cons

    -no chance of progression
    -head office always making mistakes with pay
    -not enough support from management

  8. Customer Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Boots while at university, and found they paid a decent salary (for retail) with frequent pay increases. Other perks such as staff discount were good too.

    Cons

    There was often pressure to give products the hard sell, with unrealistic targets. There was a lot of 'personal development' stuff as well which was often irrelevant.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback.

  9. Going very capitalistic - no longer Jesse's vision.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Level in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Level in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Boots full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff discount
    Well known company
    Staff shop

    Cons

    I worked in Nottingham support office. They No longer care about their staff, it's all about the bottom line. They work you hard doing work above your grade with no reward, they are losing people and not replacing them just pushing the work into other. That's why I left.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how you treat your people before you lose them.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

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

  10. Was good at the beiging, then becomes boring.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Boots the chemist as a pharmacy technician / act

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. We will escalate this insight further.

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