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Boots Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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Pros
  • very good pay, enjoyable work environment (in 92 reviews)

  • Staff discount is reasonably good (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours over Christmas, Short contract (in 46 reviews)

  • Workload is often unmanageable, there is not much work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Beauty Expert"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job for students or people wanting a weekend job. good pay plus commissions.

    Cons

    not many hours. environment in some stores is not conducive to sales.

    Boots Response

    May 19, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback.


  2. "Make-Up Artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Make -up Artist in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Make -up Artist in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    The nicest people I ever had the privilege of working with

    Cons

    Not enough hours for part time

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the way you treat your coworker's

    Boots Response

    May 1, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Standing in a Target cosmetic isle sucks."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Wellington, FL
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Wellington, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Target discount was the only good thing about the job.

    Cons

    No benefits and had to carry supplies from my car

    Advice to Management

    Give it up, good luck the turnover for this position is multiple.

    Boots Response

    Apr 14, 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.


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  5. "Love it, best company I've worked for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice management, work hard enough and def room to advance!

    Cons

    Have seen nothing bad so far

    Advice to Management

    More updated makeup products

    Boots Response

    Feb 9, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. Keep up with the good work.


  6. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like how you are your own manager.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get your bonuses

    Boots Response

    Mar 2, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback


  7. "I was a director of traffic for Target...or so it felt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to be my own boss, make my own schedule, be a part of a fun team...keep up to date with beauty trends.

    Cons

    Low pay, unattainable commission, no room for advancement.


  8. "Tedious job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's great that you are your own boss, you take breaks when you feel like it. The district manager for the WA region is amazing.

    Cons

    If you are used to a high pace environment you won't like it here..


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beauty Advising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts
    Holiday pay
    Minimal supervision
    Flexibility of tactics
    As a Beauty Adviser you are the face of Boots in your select Target store. In my market, people were very unfamiliar with the Brand and it was hard to "sell" consumers to trust something versus a project which was already "sold" to them by a commercial. Rave reviews and reliable products really help the cause.

    Cons

    Minimal samples
    time goes by VERY slow
    stand on feet all shift
    information overload
    no training for makeup application
    sometimes you feel like you are a target customer service associate. many customers do not realize that you are NOT a target employee.. a lot of time i caught myself directing customers all around the store, at times i was even asked to walk them to different departments. they also ask for advice on products you are not representing

    Advice to Management

    More competitive compensation and weekly commission *versus monthly*. More ample sample cups should be distributed. More accessible "end cap" displays should be available during BA's on the clock shifts. Meetings should be in a more neutral location. It should be negotiated between the target team and the Boots BA different ways to make it clearer to customers that you are not a target salesfloor employee. more gratis should be allowed to boots reps.
    Keep up the good work selling a great product!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great at First but became negative really quickly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount with Target
    Good training

    Cons

    No recognition for hard work
    Rumors and gossip permitted at work.
    No structure


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The job is great, the management isn't."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good incentive
    Work In a fast past environment
    Good product knowledge training
    Inspiring teammates

    Cons

    Annoying guest asking irrelevant questions
    Horrible manager, I should say dictator.
    No upper management support
    No chance of promotion even if you work super hard.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with the feedback from the beauty advisors. We work the hardest and get the least recognition. Does not feel like a giant team AT ALL.


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