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Alliance Boots Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Staff discount card, yearly Christmas bonus (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Beauty Advisor Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "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.


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  5. 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.


  6. "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!


  7. 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


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "many opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Organised company looks to move farward

    Cons

    Can be treated as a number

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you stay close to your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administration in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administration in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The teams you are working with are all really educated, experienced and want to add great value to the department, region and company.

    The benefits are great - company discount card really makes a difference when purchasing any products.

    Cons

    Line managers really don't care about their teams development and actually cuts any creativity incase it shows them up.

    Salaries are well below industry standards especially when you are expected to do a lot of work in return.

    When you work for the regional support teams, there isn't much career prospects or flexibility.

    It's just not a company that values it's staff

    Advice to Management

    You need to create more career paths for regional support staff in HR teams.
    Give them more directions/training workshops instead of making them a PA role for the store managers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Under appreciated, over worked, under paid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E Commerce Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - E Commerce Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, in it together mentality. No weekends, reasonably flexible working hours (Between 8 and 5). Staff discount card

    Cons

    Under appreciated, over worked, under paid. Constant moving on goalposts. Execs and upper management couldn't be further out of touch with what's happening


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