Alliance Boots
3.5 of 5 44 reviews
www.allianceboots.com Zug, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Alliance Boots Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 6, 2014

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Stefano Pessina

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Electrical Beauty Consultant (Former Employee)
    Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsGood company, great discount. Good working environment

    ConsNot flexible enough for transfer

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

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    Loads of opportunities and variety

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

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    Idea to increase profitability for Walgreens buy out, at expense of customer care, safety and the teams in store....

    Dispenser (Current Employee)
    Tiverton, South West England, England (UK)

    ProsIt is entirely dependent on what team you are in and who your boss is. There are a lot of long serving employees.

    ConsCut backs, things are so tight across dispensaries that from my experience I think it is borderline unsafe. The atmosphere in stores is terrible. Staff are stress and fed up. Good people are leaving. The company has lost it's ability to care for people. It is targets, cost control, targets, cost control all the way. The middle and higher management that I know of are a complete joke. Merely lining their own career path, rather than standing for what this once great company should be standing for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real....I know that Stefano wants to sell, but have you been in stores??? Wherever I go customers are complaining about their medicines not being ready. They will vote with their feet. We are about to lose huge market share.

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

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    Excellent

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood team and staff are valued

    ConsMeeting targets and dead lines

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff

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

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    Not great

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

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementTake better care of your staff.

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

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    profit not loyalty

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

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    Satisfying

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

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

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

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

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    Fairly stressful work

    Graduate Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.
    Enjoy the job.
    Can be very interesting work.

    ConsVery understaffed.
    Company can be very mean with the budget.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in staff numbers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    How many managers for boots earn less than 17K

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe ethos of customers service is brilliant. staff discount Christmas bonus good amount holidays perks good

    Conshow many extra UNPAID hours needed to achieve the customer service the staff want to give. UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR PHARMACY staff cuts

    Advice to Senior Managementkeeping it lean is ok. cutting it till if one person is off sick it falls apart is stupid.....staff goodwill to pull together when short staffed is now wearing thin ....why bother, it needs to fall apart before extra cover is given. customer service... staff no ;longer want to promise a better service because it will only lead to being shouted at, at a later date

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    Awful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLocation very handy.
    Some of the sales quite good

    ConsLow pay
    Poor managers
    Mundane work
    No job security

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