Boots Glasgow Reviews

Updated 29 Apr 2021

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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
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12 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Freelancer

    Great Company

    30 Mar 2021 - Makeup Artist in Greenock, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good environment with a great “can do” staff attitude

    Cons

    could be fast paced at times

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    26 Apr 2021 - No7 Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good staff benefits such as discount card.

    Cons

    Stressful at times, but this is the same at any job.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Boots Customer Advisor

    29 Apr 2021 - Customer Advocate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ok pay Ok hours Good training

    Cons

    Poor management No progression available

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    26 Feb 2021 - Christmas Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly colleagues Fast-paced work Very independent when working in the stock room Easy to pick up extra hours

    Cons

    Minimal training from management, very much left to learn on the job Repetitive - for Christmas staff, you were trained on the till or in the stock room and there was not much of an opportunity to switch it up.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Christmas Temp

    21 Apr 2021 - Customer Assistant in Troon, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good location, busy, fun, customer facing.

    Cons

    Temporary Long day Poor pay Limited responsibility No job security

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Pleased

    2 Mar 2021 - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy to work the system

    Cons

    A lot of shifts come up

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Working for boots

    21 Feb 2021 - Pharmacy Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Can progress within company, move departments, pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Short staffing levels, not been much paid overtime recently.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Flexible for part time student work

    26 Feb 2020 - Customer Advisor in Motherwell, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    On an 8 hour contract where the shifts are the same every week so I know when I am working in advance - a lot of student jobs change shifts every week. There is no requirement to work overtime and you are never put in for a shift unless you have consented to it - most of my friends in other student jobs are forced to work whenever it suits the business and are only shown the rota a few days before. Means during particularly stressful uni periods my job can take a back seat and I can focus on studying. On the other hand there are a lot of extra shifts that you can pick up as and when suits you - able to work a great deal more at summer/christmas/ when uni deadlines are further away. Managers are very understanding of uni requirements and encourage me to prioritise uni over my job.

    Cons

    Open late at night so don't feel safe when shutting the shop, especially because the security guards only work in my store half of the week. Their shifts are split between two stores so Boots can save money. I have been approached a few times by dangerous people when leaving the shop at night. Also constantly hit by dodgy shoplifters. Considering there are only 4 staff on at night and all are female and many are young, none of us feel safe. Open until 7pm Saturdays and Sundays despite the shop being dead the last hour. Particularly annoying since the Saturday night hinders staffs' weekend plans. However, I am aware that it is much worse for students in bars/restaurants/cinemas finishing much later. The benefit of being open late however is there is more availability for overtime.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Part time staff full time duties

    28 Feb 2021 - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good discount Training opportunities within the pharmacy or in management

    Cons

    Very tight company, keep reducing hours but expect the same duties completed and won’t replace staff meaning staff are spread thin

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Do not value pharmacists

    6 Dec 2020 - Pharmacist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Initial training was good, and some colleagues i worked with were great however they didnt stay long, either boots moved them or they chose to leave company

    Cons

    Set up a culture that boots is the right and every other company are behind us creating a insular environment If you are not a manager then there is no job development After training you up for a service i.e travel they will cram your diary to ensure you pay back 10000% of training costs

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