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Boots Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 137 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Boots Managing Director Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

(26 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff discount was good and always felt appreciated as an employe(in 18 reviews)

  • that never see you stuck, good discount compared to other retail stores(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The long hours culture that is just expected(in 7 reviews)

  • Training was computer based but trying to find time away from the shop floor to do this was difficult(in 6 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore product to sell

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

    Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

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

    ConsLow pay, unattainable commission, no room for advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tedious job

    Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) Tukwila, WA

    ProsIt'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.

    ConsIf you are used to a high pace environment you won't like it here..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Beauty Advisor (Former Employee)

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not enough support to meet demands

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat line of skincare and cosmetics products

    Consnot enough support for the field

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

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    Beauty Advising

    Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) Bellingham, WA

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsMinimal 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 Senior ManagementMore 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great at First but became negative really quickly.

    Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsEmployee discount with Target
    Good training

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The job is great, the management isn't.

    Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

    ConsAnnoying 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    interesting, and exhilarating

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

    Prosreally friendly staff, and a lovely company to work for

    Consdealing with arrogant and rude customers

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep with how your going, team management is great!!

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

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    Friendly place to work

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

    ProsI like the people I work with. Although I work in operations I am also working on my healthcare training so there is always room to improve. Every day is different, you never know what you are going to face and that makes it more interesting and fun

    ConsWorking in a shop in a shopping centre we have no fresh air coming into the shop. The air conditioning is not great and air temperatures can run as high as 30C in the summer. Not good when you are putting out delivery.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the shop floor staff on matters more. We all have valid opinions and often feel they are not appreciated or even heard in the majority of cases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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