Boots Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Customer Assistant - Operations

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

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lovely people. Good working conditions and benefits.

    Cons

    Basic retail hourly rates...Say no more!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Worked at D90 in IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Beeston, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Beeston, East Midlands, England (UK)

    I worked at Boots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing discounts if you can get to the shop in D90. Literally the best thing about working here. I liked the area too, nice green space. Bus goes right to the office door and if I'm perfectly honest it's easy to get away with not doing anything which may not be a pro to most people but it was to me!

    Cons

    Office is dated, systems don't work properly and the management is a bit sketchy. There's a lot of stuff that constantly goes wrong and it's very embarrassing. Feels like Boots are just plodding on waiting for someone to buy them out.

    Also there's always huge waves of redundancies. And I've seen IT support staff on the helpline get treated really poorly.

    There's a culture of old boys as well, and nepotism runs rife.

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up the offices and take some pride in what your people are doing. Some of them work extremely hard.


  3. Great place but a bit disorganised and management...

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

    I have been working at Boots part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    It's always busy
    You get to meet great people
    Love my employees
    Great discounts

    Cons

    Silly hours I do 4 hours a week if there is a position available and you want to do that hours they won't let you so no overtime
    The management are okay but get on my nerve apparently am not doing enough yet I work so hard but it goes unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Only manager should be giving orders not every manager. Also don't criticise or accuse ur employees of something that they haven't done when they have, this because your note there to see the results. I would appreciate it if you can appreciate what I do.


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  5. Shop assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots

    Pros

    Great, love it, goodf company to work for

    Cons

    Shifts, working hours, not great ft salary


  6. Boots customer advisor

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

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was really good and colleagues were friendly and welcoming and were always willing to help if you make a mistake

    Cons

    Nothing was organised - Often I was asked to do overtime but it was never written on the rota that i was coming in so i always had to speak to a manager explaining i needed to be put on the rota otherwise i wouldn't get paid

    Didn't know who my manager, line - manager was

    Every problem i had was dismissed


  7. Good but could do better

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

    I have been working at Boots (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people
    Good discount
    Leave on time
    Looked after when working
    Given tips and advice

    Cons

    Boring work
    Long hours
    Slightly chaotic management


  8. Good but not great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Boots full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really care about their people at Boots. Every year an annual bonus can be paid dependant on whether we have hit company targets, which is a huge incentive.

    Cons

    There is not much work/life balance. You find yourself always worrying about work and never being able to switch off.

    Advice to Management

    Let your staff have more weekends off and do earlier shifts and you cover them occasionally.


  9. sales assistant

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

    I have been working at Boots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, nice staff/ collegues

    Cons

    never call sick no good benefits they give points


  10. boots

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

    I have been working at Boots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Boots offers quite good pay and flexibility with working hours.
    You will work in nice environment.
    Good working hours (except midnight pharmacy on New Years Eve!!!!)
    Nice and smart uniform.

    Cons

    We are very often understaffed which makes job very stressful and impossible to manage workload properly. Every manager try to save as much money as possible, but it doesn't work in the long term- people leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    improve communications between all colleagues and manager assistants. Possibility to order some spare sets of uniform shouldn't be a problem.


  11. Working At boots

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

    I have been working at Boots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other colleges friendly
    Staff discount
    Reasonable pay
    Good opportunitys

    Cons

    long days and long unpaid breaks can be boring



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