Alliance Boots Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
48 Reviews

3.5
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  1.  

    Very fun part time job!

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Woodbury, MN

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

    Pros

    Store discount, great Boots product discount, positive co-workers and management. It's easy to get time off when requested. Paid Holidays and no evening hours.

    Cons

    Working every weekend. It's challenging to meet goals when the store is slow. When I request testers and supplies, it takes a long time to actually get them. I order early so I can get what I need for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    entertaining

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    the hours are the same every week and you never have to close or open.

    Cons

    You really will never grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very knowledgable, well established company. Represented great quality products.

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Alliance Boots

    Pros

    While being a beauty adviser for Boots, I was a representative for the brand inside a local Target store. Target is one of the only places to buy a limited selection of Boots cosmetics and skincare products in the US. It allowed for self-management which you rarely find in retail positions unless you are a manager yourself.
    The PNW DM is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work for. The amount of information regarding all the products can be overwhelming at first but, gets better with time.
    Boots is a great company who put a lot of quality into their products. There is potential to make well over your hourly rate with some great commission for "bonuses" when you meet goal.

    Cons

    Relying on other Target team members to account for customers needs was hard to always establish. The Target team would treat you like their fellow employee and at times made demands for you to help around the store and outside of your assigned section of solely Boots cosmetics. This made things difficult especially since you are ranked on the daily, weekly, and monthly sales of the Boots department within "your store"
    Splitting commission with coworkers when you split a store can be somewhat discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunity for growth to your beauty advisors!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Brilliant experience, started as Christmas temp at age 15 and worked as Customer Assistant until age 18.

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Always kept busy. Good discount scheme. Paid holidays. High focus of customer service which made job enjoyable. Good opportunity for staff to move up through Boots into higher positions. Very good pay. Understanding management.

    Cons

    Christmas temp staff often favoured over permanent members of staff, not good for morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company of which I will always be fond.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Alliance Boots part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Boots is a professional company with a fantastic work ethos, continuously striving to strengthen its bonds with its customers. Working as part of the team at Boots can be a very fulfilling role.

    Cons

    There is little room for professional development in terms of promotion. Moreover the current issue of the company being severely understaffed can lead to an unhealthy work life balance for employees when strain is placed on them to work longer hours while covering a number of posts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees with an empathetic ear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pharmacist

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Pharmacist

    I worked at Alliance Boots as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    many branches within the u. k. and there is a good chance of progressing into management

    Cons

    treated like a shop assistant, treated badly by line managers, we are humans not robots!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor rota

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Not great

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The staff discount is okay, 22.5% on Boots branded products and 12.5% on non-Boots brands.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for progression unless you want to go into management and it is virtually impossible to book the time off that you actually want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    profit not loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance Boots

    Pros

    the staff you are able to work with as a team, 99% are grounded, caring people

    Cons

    salary, appreciation of works, just a number, poor benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Loads of opportunities and variety

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance Boots part-time

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities to move departments and teams. Supportive of part time working at senior levels

    Cons

    Extremely busy, but then all retailers are having to push their teams hard at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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