Boots Opticians Senior Optical Consultant Reviews

Updated 22 Apr 2021

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19 Ratings
  1. "OC"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant 

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding job , company discounts good

    Cons

    Bit too busy sometimes and shortage of staff.

  2. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Consultant in Bristol, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first time wearers had been a fan of the original music video and it is still in

    Cons

    The first time wearers had been cancelled due to a new update and the new position of a

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Consider carefully before applying!"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Consultant in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to transfer or progress between Boots Opticians and main store. Offside training is provided and the package of benefits, including staff discounts, is generally very good.

    Cons

    Do your research before applying or accepting a job offer. There is high staff turnover problem (see www.boots.jobs for the number of roles advertised) and the absence of a permanent manager in some stores, so if you are applying to work in a store with either or both of these issues, then you are likely to run into problems very quickly. Be under no illusion about working in optics. There is a lot to learn so it should not be seen as an easy option or a stop gap until something else comes along. Be mindful that the next patient who comes through the door may have a serious eye problem and possibly won’t know, and you may be the first person they encounter. Effectively, they and their eyes are in your hands.

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  4. COVID-19

    "I personally would recommend working for another company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is good. Most of the people you work with are friendly.

    Cons

    The company is very indecisive with decisions, they will tell you to do one thing and then change their mind a few days later. The pay is very poor for what is expected. Awful computor system. Sales targets are ridiculous for a pandemic and staff are blamed by upper management for people not wanted to book an appointment. Next to no opportunity to progress.

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  5. COVID-19

    "They went downhill quickly"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s nice to speak to lots of different people. Sick pay after probation, and maternity pay after a year are better than what the government give you. The discount card is good but things that aren’t boots are generally cheaper elsewhere.

    Cons

    Managers are usually where they are as they’re massive suck ups, gladly they had a big cull lately, some are genuinely nice but they move on quick. No development given for regular guys unless you beg and nag for it. Customers can be rude and demand things and you’re expected to take it, they moan and get everything for free. If someone gets Covid in your practice you’re expected to carry on as it’s ‘Covid secure’ though they don’t take the PPE rooms where you all change together or the staff rooms and back areas where everyone walks around without a mask talking, into account. They’ve probably all had it and been spreading it around. Uniforms are horrible. Optometrists can do whatever they want especially long serving ones and you’re supposed to pick up the abuse for them running late/putting in late holidays requests which are granted/having to rearrange the clinic due to the customers booking with the call centre who are awful and have no idea what they’re doing. Rotas change constantly so you can’t plan anything, manager gets whatever they want and the rest cover them.

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  6. "A nice job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, discounts within boots

    Cons

    Hard to progress, no commission or bonuses

  7. "it is alright"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Norwich, England, England

    I have been working at Boots Opticians part-time

    Pros

    nice team, very close knit

    Cons

    small store, work can get a bit tedious

  8. COVID-19

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time

    Pros

    Very good friendly work environment

    Cons

    This branch was listed to shutdown at the first wave of Covid

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Upper management/director can't make decisions"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, some people on the shopfloor team are nice but that's it

    Cons

    It seems like whoever makes the decisions doesn't think things through as they keep going back and forth in what they're saying. They closed all these stores and made so many redundancies the past few months, a lot of the teams were already understaffed and overworked, and this resulted into being even more overworked and short staffed. They say one thing at one moment and then last minute they change their mind. It's so confusing and makes the job of the people who actually work on the shopfloor even harder because they have to fix corporates' mistakes.

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  10. "boots opticians"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Chennai

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time

    Pros

    Nice team, decent salary, discounts on glasses

    Cons

    Pressure on reaching target sales

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