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Boots Nottingham Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Nottingham, England (UK)

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Pros
  • The work collegues and great and good pay (in 112 reviews)

  • Temp employees still got to use the staff discount card (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to the demand of the job it is long hours and this is across the weekend (in 54 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance if you work full time (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Boots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with and good location

    Cons

    The pay is lower than average

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay

    Boots Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback.


  2. "Okay, but not good enough"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quite nice and polite people
    Different shifts.

    Cons

    Negatively affecting environment.
    Too short working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Working on fixing long term issues or equipment not ignoring them.

    Boots Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for your valued feedback. We will share this with senior management.

  3. "Programme Test Manager"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Test Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Test Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    Too much restrictive process and paperwork to get anything done. Resistant to culture change.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down the staff and upskill what remains.

    Boots Response

    May 10, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback.


  4. "Boots"

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    Former Contractor - Applications Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Applications Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Boots as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great environment

    Cons

    Getting out of the car park at times


  5. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good discount and access to staff shops. Access to online job portal and chance to have development time with different teams/roles

    Cons

    poor salary for the hard work put in in order to get to a position. take overs happening a lot within the business and not great companies to work for

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the TUPE takeovers, you are losing great people and staff are being treated unfairly

    Boots Response

    May 10, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback.


  6. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - People are truly one of a kind, helpful and supportive
    - Great brand
    - Great if you get to work in some of the exciting areas of the business

    Cons

    - Decision making
    - Lots of process
    - Not agile enough
    - Stale marketing

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people well. Lots of good people leave because of pay.

    Boots Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We take feedback very seriously and will be sure to pass this on to management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Brands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere, good colleagues, accessible management, company expanding internationally, group stability, good products, discount card,

    Cons

    Really bad salary and financial conditions in general, limited career progression, IT system inexistant, limited flexibility for holidays or home office, site accessibility

    Boots Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.

  8. "Hated every waking hour"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    You get a staff discount card and the on-site shop is great but that was it

    Cons

    Inability to be flexible, no training offered, no management support, staff being bullied, too much outsourcing and not enough in-house permanent staff, HR are dreadful, recruitment process needs to be completed revamped

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff when they need you and don't brush them off to someone else


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Dispenser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Dispenser in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was okay as a dispenser compared to other companies in same business. Higher rate as a dispenser

    Cons

    Poor managers with no management skills, favouritism. All depends on your location. forced to hand out customer surveys. customers felt pressured as well.

    Boots Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, staff discount is very useful.

    Cons

    Office space dated and ready for a revamp.

    Boots Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback.


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