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Boots Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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3.4
60%
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67%
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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
199 Ratings
  1. "Nice workplace"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff easy work enough hours everyday

    Cons

    Meeting too many targets every week

    Boots2020-02-05
  2. "alright"

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    Current Employee - Out Bound Customer Service in Enfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good sales cleaance at times

    Cons

    bad management no people working lots of pressure and long lines everyone lazy

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    Boots2020-02-04
  3. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Dispensing Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, security and good training

    Cons

    Lack of staff and poor staff facilities in older stores

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    Boots2020-02-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive"

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    Current Employee - Agency Attorney I 

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge company so multiple people to turn to for support. Someone will always have an answer and never feel alone

    Cons

    The way they negotiate salary is wrong - huge salary offered to externals to entice people to join but nothing offered to loyal employees and not willing to negotiate salary 90% of time. Very pushy on business targets almost to the point of putting patient safety at risk

    Boots2020-02-01
  5. "Great part-time job for a student (if you have a good manager)"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant/Dispenser 

    I worked at Boots part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good opportunities for training and skill development in pharmacy or beauty (even if you start as a customer assistant), easy to transfer stores across the UK, helping the public is very rewarding

    Cons

    overworked and hugely understaffed in pharmacy, low pay for pharmacy support staff (dispensers etc), very strict absence policy, no sick pay until after 3 days, must book all holidays a year in advance and compete with other staff members as not more than one person in the same role can be on holiday at the same time, they no longer allow zero hour contracts for students

    Boots2020-01-30
  6. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant 

    I worked at Boots part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fixed salary Opportunity for progression 1.5 hour break

    Cons

    On your feet Rude customers

    Boots2020-01-29
  7. "Good, but could be a lot better"

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    Former Employee - E-Commerce Assistant 

    I worked at Boots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People where great, really encouraged a work life balance.

    Cons

    Your progression can be seriously limited depending on your management team. Bad performance isn't effectively managed and more than happy for other individuals to pick up slack.

    Boots2020-01-29
  8. "Lovely staff, horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly and kind people with a friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Upper management treated staff horribly and would make them feel belittled.

    Boots2020-01-27
  9. "Worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Advisor in Winchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Boots discount allows you to get some good deals.

    Cons

    You are treated appallingly as an employee. You’re not listened to and only do what’s best for themselves. They have no respect for you or the customers and it’s all about hitting targets at any cost, even if it means doing things that aren’t strictly legit. There’s no escalation route if you feel you need to speak to someone and higher management are just as unhelpful and corrupt as the store management. So many stories to tell that could put this company in the headlines!

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    Boots2020-01-26
  10. "Stressful but sometimes rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Vast Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Poor Staffing levels and workload

    Boots2020-01-25

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