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Boots Opticians Dispensing Optician Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2019

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  1. "A rewarding job, great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Dispensing Optician in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not any 2 days are the same, fast paced and very interesting, excellent routes for progression and very rewarding.

    Cons

    Staff levels always seem to be an issue.

    Boots Opticians2019-03-03
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Dispensing Optician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to study and progress

    Cons

    Bad upper management, treat staff as statistics and will move people about to what ever suits them

    Boots Opticians2019-09-18
  3. "If you fit in with BOL you will love working here, if you don't then you may not stay for long."

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    Current Employee - Student Dispensing Optician in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company discounts are strong. Accommodating with hours if required. Family feeling within the store.

    Cons

    Dated systems. Feels behind the times compared with other high street opticians. If you do not work at fitting in with the company you may feel like an outsider.

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    Boots Opticians2019-09-06
  4. "Good Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Dispensing Optician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company perks, discounts, holidays

    Cons

    Not the best salaries

    Boots Opticians2019-06-21
  5. "Good company, questionable wages"

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    Former Employee - Dispensing Optician in Birmingham, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Management are great -Good training scheme for optical consultants

    Cons

    -The wage isn't good.

    Boots Opticians2018-11-08
  6. "Ok while at college or uni"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Dispensing Optician in Salisbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friends. Optics experience. People. Days go quickly

    Cons

    Everything else. High stress. High staff turnover. no breaks due to multiple clinics and not enough staff. Idiotic people purchasing franchises with no idea how to run them. Just cos you have the money to buy a franchise doesnt mean you should.

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    Boots Opticians2018-08-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recommended"

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    Dispensing Optician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the place is okay to work.

    Cons

    theres no cons at all.

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    Boots Opticians2017-04-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Possibly the worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Dispensing Optician in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Flexibility. Training. Multiple stores. Great work colleagues. Strong brand name. Health care accessibility for everybody from the young to the old, poor to the wealthy

    Cons

    Sales pressure is at the forefront of the business plans. Management move from one crisis to the next. The company manage to dig enormous holes for themselves and then move on to the next bring the beans into disrepute.

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    Boots Opticians2017-04-15
  9. "Great Team"

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    Student Dispensing Optician in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boots Opticians

    Pros

    (The pros are only for my franchise practice and not the same as Boots corporate employees) - Free pair of glasses annually - 10% off in Boots UK - Family 50% off spectacles - Friends 30% off spectacles

    Cons

    I do not have any problems working here.

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    Boots Opticians2016-10-16
  10. "Good Company"

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    Dispensing Optician in Ruislip, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians

    Pros

    Nice staff, good products, genuine care for customers

    Cons

    pay could be higher for a franchise.

    Boots Opticians2015-12-09
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