Boots Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
172 Reviews
3.3
172 Reviews
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Boots Managing Director Simon Roberts
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount was good and always felt appreciated as an employe (in 22 reviews)

  • Other staff are friendly; wage is decent; discount card is generous; customers who shop there are generally friendly too (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Often physically demanding work, often standing long hours and carrying heavy items (in 9 reviews)

  • poor management, little training, poor work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Boots part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    perfect environment. everyone is very nice and working in a team

    Cons

    NOne. A very Good company. I haven't seen any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More product to sell

  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 an year)

    Pros

    I like how you are your own manager.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get your bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 an year)

    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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay part-time job, any longer will drive you crazy

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

    I worked at Boots part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule and hours.
    -No micro managing.

    Cons

    -Incredibly boring, I'm serious, I could be in a store for 6 hours just walking back and forth in the aisle.
    -Lonely work environment, you are there on your own!
    -Little support from Target, sometimes they even had no idea who I was.
    -No advertising, therefore few customers even knew the company. I would only have a good sales day if a product was featured on a tv show or magazine.
    -Unrealistic sales goals, and this position is all about your sales.
    -Strict dress code.
    -A product would run out of stock and wouldn't be restocked for weeks on end.
    -Management rarely has the initiative to settle issues that would come up, "just deal with it" attitude.
    -Terrible communication.
    -Rare opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please add more than one BA to a store and have more in person meetings with the entire district.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

    Pros

    Great line of skincare and cosmetics products

    Cons

    not enough support for the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beauty Advising

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

    I have been working at Boots part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts
    Holiday pay
    Minimal supervision
    Flexibility of tactics
    As a Beauty Adviser you are the face of Boots in your select Target store. In my market, people were very unfamiliar with the Brand and it was hard to "sell" consumers to trust something versus a project which was already "sold" to them by a commercial. Rave reviews and reliable products really help the cause.

    Cons

    Minimal samples
    time goes by VERY slow
    stand on feet all shift
    information overload
    no training for makeup application
    sometimes you feel like you are a target customer service associate. many customers do not realize that you are NOT a target employee.. a lot of time i caught myself directing customers all around the store, at times i was even asked to walk them to different departments. they also ask for advice on products you are not representing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive compensation and weekly commission *versus monthly*. More ample sample cups should be distributed. More accessible "end cap" displays should be available during BA's on the clock shifts. Meetings should be in a more neutral location. It should be negotiated between the target team and the Boots BA different ways to make it clearer to customers that you are not a target salesfloor employee. more gratis should be allowed to boots reps.
    Keep up the good work selling a great product!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great at First but became negative really quickly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Boots

    Pros

    Employee discount with Target
    Good training

    Cons

    No recognition for hard work
    Rumors and gossip permitted at work.
    No structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The job is great, the management isn't.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Boots

    Pros

    Good incentive
    Work In a fast past environment
    Good product knowledge training
    Inspiring teammates

    Cons

    Annoying guest asking irrelevant questions
    Horrible manager, I should say dictator.
    No upper management support
    No chance of promotion even if you work super hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with the feedback from the beauty advisors. We work the hardest and get the least recognition. Does not feel like a giant team AT ALL.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Graduate Boots Pharmacist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Pharmacist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Pharmacist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boots full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Actual experience in working as a healthcare professional where you will be given the opportunity to progress and execute skills obtained throughout your academic journey.

    Cons

    Shift work, will always begin as a relief Pharmacist meaning you will be placed at different stores, but this could be a huge asset in finding your feet, gaining experience and learning as much as you can in a less pressured environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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