Boots Opticians Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2020

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3.1
45%
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64%
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Boots Opticians Managing Director James Arrow  (no image)
James Arrow
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff discount and great access to products(in 21 reviews)

  • "good pay, good maternity leave time(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "The favourites can also have their mobiles on the shop floor, instead of in their locker(in 9 reviews)

  • "Overworked and they are always short staffed(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Not too bad"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congleton, McLean, KY

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

    Pros

    Hours ok, staff discount good. Colleagues lovely and customers ok

    Cons

    Pay isn't great! Work every weekend

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Manipulative,take advantage of hard workers,no support."

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boots Opticians

    Pros

    Customers were nice. Got paid on time. Wasn't physically abused.

    Cons

    Egotistical trainers,who are more interested in going to hotels for meetings than actually training people. Pressure to sell is impossible to correlate with integrity

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  3. "Fantastic employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    A very supportive emoloyer who values you and your contribution.

    Cons

    None to add really my experience was a positive one

  4. "Overall not a bad place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant 

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    Good wage Good staff discount Overall good staff morale

    Cons

    Holidays are weird have to take a week at a time I think Sometimes understaffed

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  5. "Ok company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant 

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    Nice team Easy system 1hr lunch Good discounts

    Cons

    Average pay Lack of training Left to it on your own

  6. "Hard work but rewarding"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good AoPM support, strong brand, good ranges, good customer service

    Cons

    Processes can be clunky & red tape gets in the way

  7. "Optical Assistant"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optemetric Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uniform provided , Staff discounts I. October

    Cons

    Overworked and they are always short staffed

  8. "An American company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant in Bromsgrove, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Boots discount card for the Opticians and chemist

    Cons

    Late night working and no weekends off

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  9. "Poor management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Newcastle, England

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    nothing good about wasted years

    Cons

    Bad management and poor work life balance

  10. "Great, lovely job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Optical Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good holiday time Good training

    Cons

    Can be long hours does require re locating from time to time

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