Alliance Boots

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Alliance Boots Reviews in Nottingham, England

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
50 Reviews
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    Electrical sales assistant

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    Former Employee - Electrical Beauty Consultant  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Electrical Beauty Consultant in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Alliance Boots part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company, great discount. Good working environment

    Cons

    Not flexible enough for transfer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Alliance Boots as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    growing to become a true global leader in its market and is likely to have found some stability with its new merger

    Cons

    slightly informal culture which can be off-putting should you be that way inclined. need to give specific days off for revision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Friendly co-workers and pleasant place to work but upper management rife with bullies and old boys clubs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous (Head Office)  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous (Head Office) in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount
    Flexible start & finish times
    Friendly coworkers
    Good amenities on head office site

    Cons

    Poor upper management (not helped that they are over-worked)
    Not a meritocracy - performance is rated by force fit distribution and has more to do with who your friends are than how well you can perform your role
    'Old boys' culture in upper management
    You have to pay to park at work if you drive in (head office roles)
    Poor benefits package compared to other employers (i.e. they offer nothing above legal minimum entitlements fpr holidays, sick pay etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the old boys clubs, respect your staff and the contributions they make at all levels and recruit/promote based on merit, capability and performance. And seriously reconsider your force fit approach to performance management - it is a system wide open to abuse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I enjoyed my experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people there are great. The team around you is always willing to help. The work was very challenging but to see it results play out in the open market was very satisfying to see.

    Cons

    Pay was lower than I would have liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay packages need to be higher to retain good people. Too often people would leave for better pay doing the same work for another company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loyalty is key

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Alliance Boots

    Pros

    Benefits are some of the best I've been offered when looking at similar jobs (holidays, pension and company discount). Huge opportunity to move within the company quickly to so many different types of roles.

    Cons

    If you don't 'fit in', have a Boots look about you, it maybe harder to get to different jobs and places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal usage needs to be looked at more and more training given to promote those we already have to higher levels and use from outside the company for lower levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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