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Updated Nov 23, 2022

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Found 457 of over 463 reviews
3.3
53% Recommend to a Friend
64% Approve of CEO

Found 457 of over 463 reviews

3.3
53%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
Approve of CEO
Boots Opticians Managing Director James Arrow  (no image)
James Arrow
101 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Supportive great training helps you develop responsibility and teaches you how to multitask pay is not bad around 16000 team is great(in 32 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are great people and feel you make a difference in your job(in 25 reviews)
  • "Helpful and friendly staff.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Received good training(in 21 reviews)
  • "Good benefits especially the 70% of any glasses (including the designer) and an additional 305 of friends and family glasses.(in 15 reviews)
Cons
  • "8) Patient management is poor(in 37 reviews)
  • "4) Manager observes your exam periodically every day/ week(in 28 reviews)
  • "very boring and bad pay(in 22 reviews)
  • "No bonuses or commission made it feel as if it wasn’t worth it.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Bad upper management, treat staff as statistics and will move people about to what ever suits them(in 7 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  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, more than 10 years

    Had potential to be a good job but wasn't

    May 23, 2022 - Senior Optical Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues Great discount on glasses Great customers

    Cons

    Always understaffed Expected to work when on lunch if it got busy Never really got a break and had to leave shop to ensure I did Regular management team visits who were no help during busy spells Felt my most spoken words were...be with you as soon as I can! Big push on selling additional products whether the customer needed them or not

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Part-time job

    Nov 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    flexible decent pay good knowledge gained about eye health

    Cons

    pay demanding customers not paperless! slow old system

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good place to work

    Nov 13, 2022 - Optical Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing staff, very friendly and always happy to help with any training.

    Cons

    Can be extremely busy at times.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    good professional support

    Nov 23, 2022 - Optometrist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good store manager and team

    Cons

    Targets and pressures to convert

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    Nov 18, 2022 - Audit Senior Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Training, benefits, good , perform

    Cons

    Not good branch, no support

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Flexible but too many last mins changes

    Nov 16, 2022 - Supply Lead in Nottingham, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, habrid work, no blame culture, lots of events

    Cons

    Too many last mins changes but this varies depending on where you work

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Boots Opticians has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 463 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Boots Opticians to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Boots Opticians employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Boots Opticians. This rating has decreased by -9% over the last 12 months.

53% of Boots Opticians employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Boots Opticians 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Boots Opticians to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, compensation, management.

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