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Updated Nov 29, 2021

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3.7
63%
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74%
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Boots Opticians Managing Director James Arrow  (no image)
James Arrow
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "work colleagues are lovely; staff discount(in 22 reviews)

  • "good pay, good maternity leave time(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management that didn't want to learn(in 9 reviews)

  • "Very sales focused, always short staffed, not much support(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      I never left!

      Aug 9, 2021 - Optical Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I started as a temporary member of staff and its been 25+ years and i'm still with the company I had previous optical experience when I started but Boots gave me the opportunity to further this knowledge I work with a great team and even when its a busy day we still manage to have fun during the day

      Cons

      To be fair I can't honestly say there are any Maybe needing to adjust your day(ie lunch break) to fit in around patients needs

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      ok

      Oct 1, 2020 - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      flexible hours, good environment and people

      Cons

      too far for me to drive

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not too bad

      May 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Congleton, Optional[KY]
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

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

      Cons

      Pay isn't great! Work every weekend

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Manipulative,take advantage of hard workers,no support.

      Jan 20, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      No personal care

      Nov 29, 2021 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great locations to work at

      Cons

      Only care about the numbers

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Declining year on year

      Nov 25, 2021 - Optical Consultant in Leeds, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -friendly team - flexible working hours

      Cons

      -dreadful uniform - have a habit of hiring managers with no optics experience, or with no management experience - the worst optics system I’ve worked with - chronically understaffed

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Nov 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice helpful considering challenging interesting

      Cons

      Busy long commute for me

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Just a shiny facade

      Nov 10, 2021 - Management Team 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Generous glasses discount, access to Boots UK promotions and company discount events, external training for OPTOM and DO/CLO

      Cons

      Zero team mentality, the more people leave the less Area Managers and higher want to know. Unless it's your figures then it's chapter and verse on how to do better. Pay is shocking for a clinical environment, and "shop floor to top floor" promotion is non-existent. Bonuses went out the window, so no incentive for team to do better and help each other out.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pandemic has ruined the job

      Nov 1, 2021 - Optical Consultant in Colchester, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great staff team on the floor, all muck in together to try to get through the day

      Cons

      Poor management, don't listen to their staff, dismissive of everything that's said to them

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      okay to work

      Oct 18, 2021 - Optical Consultant in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Most training are online. -Good team to work with.

      Cons

      -Very hard to get pay rise.

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