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Updated Aug 10, 2022

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3.5
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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
903 Ratings

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  • "Poor management; timetabled me too many hours and didnt listen when i told them.(in 418 reviews)
  • "managers don't know what they are doing they bully there staff especially in central london stores(in 213 reviews)
  • "6pm shift = long hours to be on your feet all day (can't sit down at the tills)(in 190 reviews)
  • "Long hours standing(in 50 reviews)
  • "Short breaks that were sometimes late(in 36 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Customer Assistant

    Jan 28, 2018 - Customer Assistant in Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly colleague, staff discounts.Sampling makeup

    Cons

    Stressful due to short staff,poor management of staff,poor organisation,unprofessional manager

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Jun 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good colleague and good benefit

    Cons

    Irregular hours and push for sales

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Boots Head Office

    May 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People - your fellow colleagues are nearly always great people Good discount Good pension Generally good with things like bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave etc

    Cons

    All talk, very little action Constantly moving goal-posts Terrible IT systems and infrastructure Wildly inconsistent colleague development & performance review processes For mid-level positions they seem to prefer 'yes men' over those who can think critically and challenge decision making

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not too bad, one colleague wasn't very nice

    Apr 30, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Worcester, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Was paid well. I got good hours.

    Cons

    One colleague who I think was the team leader wasn't very nice. While I was serving customers, I heard her saying that she didn't like me in the back (photo department). She was strangely rude, she was also very rude to another colleague who was an older woman. It was like being back in high school.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great opprtunities for career progression

    Aug 2, 2020 - Pharmacist Store Manager in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Career development, staff discount, colleague care is paramount

    Cons

    no OT pay for long hours

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good for a short while

    Mar 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great shift pattern as the store management listens to requests for specific dates, colleagues improve the job and are supportive.

    Cons

    If you aren't great at dealing with difficult customers, I wouldn't recommend working here as the abuse you experience is appalling. Have seen colleague cry due to customers and management fails to support staff in this area as well as lax security. Upper management does not provide enough communication between themselves and that of the store so issues often arise. No formal training provided, you learn from an e learning site instead of a full week of learning how the store runs. I only learnt crucial information towards my last few weeks of employment.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Limited opportunities

    Dec 8, 2016 - Assistant Manager in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are some talented people who work for the company but the lack of engagement with various levels of authority leaves them feeling undervalued and unappreciated

    Cons

    Your just a number not a person Can do attitude basically means be a yes man Incompetent managers who apportion blame on others rather than admit their own incompetencies. Progression is limited now as a result of streamlining. Colleague investment is low and you are stretched to the max. Ageing pharmacy systems, prone to crashing. Lack of investment in pharmacies and they wonder why numbers are down / complaints are high. Morale is at an all time low

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    3 people found this review helpful

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