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Alliance Boots Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Staff discount card, yearly Christmas bonus (in 18 reviews)

  • Boots discount card offers discounts, but generally Superdrug is cheaper without the discount (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Little respect for employees, no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Duplicate data for head office causing staff massive stress (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alliance Boots part-time

    Pros

    Great job for the pay, you meet great people who you become long time friends with.

    Cons

    If you have a bad store manager then you r school sceduel might be ignored.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "All right job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Independent, no one directly over you every day

    Cons

    Bad relations with store management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Beauty Advisor Representative"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor & Representative in Tigard, OR
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor & Representative in Tigard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independent job where I can build relationships in my business without competition going on around me such as other beauty advisors right next to me like at Nordstrom.

    Cons

    Rate of pay is determined if Advisor makes the goal for the month only which is unfair if certain conditions such as lack of stock arise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay quality associates for the time they put in building customer based sales by paying them direct commission.


  4. "Being an employee of Walgreens Boots has been one of the best jobs I have ever had. They're an amazing company."

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, paid time off, holidays off, and comparable pay.

    Cons

    Working inside of Target, working along side their beauty concierge. Stock issues.


  5. "Team lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Store discount, prestige, annual shopping day, nesr to locality working facility, working hour flexibility Store discount, prestige, annual shopping day, nesr to locality working facility, working hour flexibility

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    Good going


  6. "Very fun part time job!"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Woodbury, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store discount, great Boots product discount, positive co-workers and management. It's easy to get time off when requested. Paid Holidays and no evening hours.

    Cons

    Working every weekend. It's challenging to meet goals when the store is slow. When I request testers and supplies, it takes a long time to actually get them. I order early so I can get what I need for the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "entertaining"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alliance Boots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the hours are the same every week and you never have to close or open.

    Cons

    You really will never grow with the company.

  8. "Very knowledgable, well established company. Represented great quality products."

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While being a beauty adviser for Boots, I was a representative for the brand inside a local Target store. Target is one of the only places to buy a limited selection of Boots cosmetics and skincare products in the US. It allowed for self-management which you rarely find in retail positions unless you are a manager yourself.
    The PNW DM is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work for. The amount of information regarding all the products can be overwhelming at first but, gets better with time.
    Boots is a great company who put a lot of quality into their products. There is potential to make well over your hourly rate with some great commission for "bonuses" when you meet goal.

    Cons

    Relying on other Target team members to account for customers needs was hard to always establish. The Target team would treat you like their fellow employee and at times made demands for you to help around the store and outside of your assigned section of solely Boots cosmetics. This made things difficult especially since you are ranked on the daily, weekly, and monthly sales of the Boots department within "your store"
    Splitting commission with coworkers when you split a store can be somewhat discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for growth to your beauty advisors!


  9. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    good place for me to work

    Cons

    it was a bit old fashioned


  10. "Mixed experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alliance Boots part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience if you are willing to put in the work, and make the right connections. I have worked for some great teams and managers and been given lots of scope to develop my career.

    Cons

    Some areas of the business are more supportive than others, and I know lots of people who have been less than content at the company over the past 6 months - my experience is all at head office.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to your employees, lots of things are great but some things could be better. Colleague engagement is top of the agenda but doesn't always feel that way to your staff.


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