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Okay for a short time

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Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

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

Pros

Friendly staff easy to get along with.Discount is good but can mean you spend a lot of your wages back in store if you love make up and products..

Cons

Management are mostly unsympathetic and impersonal,hours are rubbish unless you have absolutely nothing else going on in your life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't treat staff as fodder. Give people more reasonable houra rather than having everyome on four hour shifts just because it's better for the company. When someone's father dies don't ask "so I can expect you in a few days after the funeral?"

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    a great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Boots full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You see career growth and always continuing education, always a new challenge. Working for the company one is always aware of new developments in the profession

    Cons

    The concentration is on targets, ie the numbers , not how they are achieved. Not a family atmosphere people always competing to get to targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support staff more , encourage new ideas, avoid cookie cutter expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    BOOTS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boots

    Pros

    NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE

    Cons

    Worked in Boots as a christmas temp and the people I worked with were horrible! Very few of the more experienced staff were willing to help out and most were downright nasty. The manager favourited her friends and she never had to do any work. Was given to "opportunity" to apply for a permanent position at the end of the contract which was supposed to be done fairly on the basis of an interview but instead the manager just decided who she liked and the people who sucked up the most were given the job. In fact it was later revealed that one of the positions was in fact "made" for someone so everyone else in the running had no chance at all but were not aware of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out your staff.

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