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Updated February 24, 2018
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Elizabeth Fagan
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Pros
  • Straight-forward job, good pay for retail, good discounts (in 140 reviews)

  • Temp employees still got to use the staff discount card (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • Heavy lifting and standing for long hours (in 68 reviews)

  • Work life balance is ok but sometimes not (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Beauty Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Appreciate their employees
    Pto for Birthday
    Many samples of products
    Supportive Management

    Cons

    Work independently inside stores can cause tension among beauty advisors for Boots and for the hosting store (Walgreens)


  2. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work Independently and meet very friendly people, great on the job training.

    Cons

    Sometimes products were out of stock for too long

  3. "Erratic Change and Disfunction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros to list

    Cons

    Over zealous, ego driven leadership

    Advice to Management

    There are many sides to a story, make sure you know your details so that you don't jump to conclusions. Also quit, cursing at your team members it makes you look bad.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "New York office has potential but not there yet"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and there is a lot of potential to really shine here if you are a very knowledgeable expert and have the skills and experience to influence and educate others, including leadership.

    Cons

    There is a lot of job title inflation, office staff is heavy on manager titles and above but not everyone is qualified. Still functions like a startup, can be very chaotic. New leadership is high pressure and demanding. Has become a cut-throat environment, there is a lot of pressure to be a "know-it-all" self starter. US team is heavily dependent on UK side of the business which ultimately drives the global business.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone wants a rock star, be more open to people development, training, mentoring and the coaching of others so they succeed in their roles. US side of the business needs to be better aligned with the UK side, work culture, pressure and expectations are not the same.


  5. "Has potential, but not there yet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Great brand. Believe leadership has its eye on the prize.

    Cons

    Middle management is very good at blaming and managing up. HR is in bad shape, and could really use some people that actually care.

    Advice to Management

    Looking forward is important, but equally important to look down.


  6. "Great but boring"

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    Current Employee - Boots Beauty Consultant
    Current Employee - Boots Beauty Consultant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boots full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Set paycheck and not much work

    Cons

    Boring work and over the top sales goals

    Advice to Management

    If you like being a cashier be my guest. That's pretty much all you will be doing. Offering help and ringing people up


  7. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great work environment, awesome bosses, good work ethics,good benefits and a great place to learn and grow professionally

    Cons

    Work life balance needs a little adjustment

    Advice to Management

    Structure is still a work in progress

  8. "great"

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    Former Employee - Job Developer
    Former Employee - Job Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    okay pay at place of job

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    Boots Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for taking your time to give your feedback, we really appreciate it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "OK at best, stressful"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Ocean, NJ
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Ocean, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gratis, not much else. Not many pros unfortunately since the company has merged with Walgreens.

    Cons

    No benefits, no commission, no paid travel unless over 20 miles, not full time, too much to do, no direct leadership

    Advice to Management

    Give bas a reason to stay

    Boots Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we will ensure your feedback is passed onto the relevant teams.


  10. "Was great until Walgreens and bought boots"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant/Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant/Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boots (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours , good benefits, you can wear all black no uniform , Great trainings

    Cons

    Walgreens took over and now they pay less, Walgreens managers try to manage you even when you work for boots , A lot of rumors and gossip and they never tell you the truth until it's too late .


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