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Boots Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The work collegues and great and good pay (in 112 reviews)

  • Temp employees still got to use the staff discount card (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to the demand of the job it is long hours and this is across the weekend (in 54 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance if you work full time (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "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 .

  3. "BEAUTY ADVISOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, you work on your own with minimal supervision, great trainings.

    Cons

    because it was under a pharmacy umbrella which staffed managers who knew nothing about cosmetics store management treated the beauty advisors poorly and rude. No room for growth within the stores.

    Advice to Management

    teach the store managers to work well with others even though they do not share the same passion for cosmetics.

    Boots Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Digital Attraction Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We take feedback very seriously and will be sure to pass this on to management.


  4. "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Career support
    Training and career development

    Cons

    Bonus structure could be better
    No stock options

    Boots Response

    Nov 10, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for leaving your feedback.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beauty adviser"

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    Current Employee - Present Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Present Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's like running your own business. You are left alone. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Working in a drug store when customers don't get why you are there. Being phased out of a postion and being offered to work for less.

    Advice to Management

    If s job is a test, inform the employees in the beginning - not mislead a job that won't be there for long

    Boots Response

    Aug 30, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


  6. "Boots provides part time hours on a set schedule."

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    no micromanagement, meet people, set schedule, good pay, no cash handling, dental plan, vision plan, and paid time off for part-timers

    Cons

    too much autonomy, lack of direction, lack of interaction, all contact with management is through phone and fax, unrealistic numbers in this economy

    Advice to Management

    Visit your beauty advisors more.

    Boots Response

    Jul 28, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beauty advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice products , nice coworkers and management.

    Cons

    High goals and sometimes lonely being only person in store.

    Advice to Management

    Determine each stores goal based on actual traffic of the store.

    Boots Response

    Jun 17, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback.

  8. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Hours were good and working independently was perfect for me. But you must be self motivated and willing to work hard to reach monthly goals. This was not difficult for me but for others it may not be the ideal job. Pay was ok but compensation was great as long as you reached goal at the end of the month. Schools were good and informative.

    Cons

    Communication was lacking from managers. Stock was slow to come in most of the time.

    Boots Response

    May 4, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


  9. "Its was good"

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    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice friendly staff,
    Great job with a good pay
    Average amount of hours
    Theres always something to do

    Cons

    Sometimes you have got to deal with arsey customers but sometimes you just got to bite your tongue with them.

    Boots Response

    Nov 11, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback.


  10. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility as far as work schedule goes, good starting pay with exceptional benefits considering it's a part time position. Company gives not full, but many unique benefits to it's employees! Great products to sell and reputable brand, you will be proud to sell Boots' many product lines! Good training provided! Sales goals are fair and just challenging enough. A rewarding job! This job is a hidden gem!

    Cons

    Horrible communication policy! Only allowed to contact your trainers and managers within certain time periods. Product turn around is not fast enough! Boots, tell Target to buy more products and increase the shelf count so we can get more in! As beauty advisors we sell it for you, and the shelves sit empty for two weeks or longer until more comes in. Currently no career advancements available and who knows when they will be, company is doing great, they are just younger and newer in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent communication is needed. In addition, District Managers need to come around more. Come visit your beauty advisors at their stores, spend an hour with them on the sales floor, go have a lunch together, etc. More verbal recognition would be nice. Challenges with rewards are always fun and a boost to keep going, more of those would be good.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    We appreciate your feedback and we will share it further.


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