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Alliance Boots Reviews

Updated 14 January 2019
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  • "Work - life balance can be compromised sometimes as working hours can be quite long" (in 7 reviews)

  • "There does not seem to be a cohesive policy for all the teams in Boots Head Office, as certain practises differ per teams and departments" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliance Boots part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, lovely people and always feel part of the team, no matter where you work.

    Cons

    No cons, just a lovely place to work


  2. "Alliance Boots"

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

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture
    Occasional annual bonus
    Staff Shop access

    Cons

    Below market average salary
    Lack of benefits

  3. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, nice team

    Cons

    Stressful, short staffed, no support


  4. "Career Development"

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    Former Employee - Dispenser in London, England
    Former Employee - Dispenser in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliance Boots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alliance Boots has great career progression in place.

    Cons

    inadequate staff level, too much pressure from management to achieve targets

    Advice to Management

    staff should be treated with care and respect to achieve any target either driving or in customer service stanndards.


  5. "Store Mgr"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Brand, trusted Brand, loved Brand, varied and challenging work

    Cons

    A hell of a lot of workload

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic with workload as can be overwhelming


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Boots the chemist"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    , lots of opportunities for training

    Cons

    Poorly resourced, salary not reflective of job done. Poor IT, not a nice culture.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your pharmacists or they leave.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends we’re you work"

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    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount, freebies, food good at work for not bad price, free milk for your coffee, bonus if you get one.

    Cons

    Culture change , education of managers, invest in staff, grade lvl just number if you have 5 doesn’t mean you know all, diversity , bullying, more support for if issuers arise not only for managers as currently these are only who get support, HR currently useless unhelpful one sided, education about different culture and different language speakers, if it called flexible hours should be flexible, as it look like flexible is depend on grade you on

    Advice to Management

    Well this company believe is for everyone, but some managers are bullying their team especially if not british citizen. Managers should be train how to treat, develop, support their team.
    Especially after Brexit not recommend for not British citizens.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy advisor"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Caversham, England
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Caversham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company with good opportunities

    Cons

    Too target based with no support


  9. "Unique culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, competitive salaries. Entrepreneurial mindset.

    Cons

    Aggressive culture, very hierarchical, no people agenda. Senior Management make no effort to get to know their teams, hence there is very high turnover. Values are talked about but not demonstrated by senior leaders in their every day work. Flexible working is not encouraged, and there is no working from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    Start to get to know your people. You should be investing in the middle management. Instead they are gaining knowledge and then taking it elsewhere. The focus is only on the senior population.


  10. "Innovation Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alliance Boots full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great people

    Cons

    Poor pay
    No career development
    No matter how agile an environment is claimed to be it will always be hierarchical here.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and respect your staff. You have already lost too many good ones.