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Boots Opticians Optical Assistant Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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  1. "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Semi flexible hours, good variety of lenses to sell

    Cons

    Management is resistant to change.

    Boots Opticians2019-09-18
  2. "Don't bother"

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff are great, just over worked.

    Cons

    They don't care!, no matter how bad the process is, they won't change it but expect you to 'improve it'.! There computers are a pain, you still have to use paper files? And the customers are just there to milk for money not help! Time management is just keep your staff back as late as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get some!

    Boots Opticians2019-07-13
  3. "West Kensington, nice people, nice working place"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant in West Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work! - Great team! - Good Hours - On the job training and development - staff discounts including the main store

    Cons

    salary - spend many years before you can progress - reduction of benefits for employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving

    Boots Opticians2019-05-18
  4. "Toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training. Rota. Not many at the moment.

    Cons

    Bad general management. Unfairness. Highly toxic work environment

    Advice to Management

    They would listen to any advice

    Boots Opticians2019-05-22
  5. "Not enough staff .. targets targets ...."

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boots Opticians part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and discounts. Great team ...Great manager .. rare ..

    Cons

    Always wanting more more . Even though most of us work very very hard . New system is tills are a nightmare ..

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple...let people work how they work best instead of insisting of "show dispensing " expect that at times all the rules .can not be adhered to all the time

    Boots Opticians2019-04-22
  6. "Dreadfull"

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    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice customers some colleagues really nice

    Cons

    You will only get on if your face fits

    Boots Opticians2019-02-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ego Central"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant in Elgin, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free glasses and nothing else.

    Cons

    Never worked with a more shocking-arrogant, petty, selfish, condescending bunch of humans in all my life.

    Advice to Management

    Employ only woman and homosexual males, as no straight guy would ever survive working for you without losing their mind.

    Boots Opticians2018-06-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you want to be bored out of your brain!"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free polyester uniform. Discount on glasses.

    Cons

    No training, on your feet all day.

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff!!!!!

    Boots Opticians2018-02-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to progress, and receive degree in optics funded by Boots

    Cons

    company so focused on getting more and more customers through the door but no staff to serve.

    Boots Opticians2018-01-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interview Process is Good"

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    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The interview process is well put together.

    Cons

    There is a lot they don’t tell you in the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better and hire appropriate staff not friends and family members

    Boots Opticians2018-01-27
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