Boots Opticians Trainee Optical Consultant Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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  1. "Fantastic employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    A very supportive emoloyer who values you and your contribution.

    Cons

    None to add really my experience was a positive one

  2. "Poor"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Knutsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff Discount for glasses was good

    Cons

    Poor management that didn't want to learn


  3. "Ok place"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain insights into optics, if u want to become a optom or Dispensing optician.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, being a clinician and a dispenser.

  4. "good environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant 

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time

    Pros

    lovely staff great communication and support

    Cons

    a lot of information to learn

  5. "Good Job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Easy job when you get the hang of it Good pay (£8.50 per hour) Talk to customers/patients on a daily basis Good phone experience and customer service experience

    Cons

    Can get fast paced No real training (learn on the job) Management can be awful

  6. "West Kensington, nice people, nice working place"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant in West Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! - Great team! - Good Hours - On the job training and development - staff discounts including the main store

    Cons

    salary - spend many years before you can progress - reduction of benefits for employees

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  7. "Very reluctant to provide training"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff Discounts are very good.

    Cons

    Very reluctant to provide training ( I received none despite asking multiple times) Everything is done on paper, which makes finding record cards and organising clinics a nightmare. No organisation within the company, head office is incredibly slow at sorting any issues regarding pay or references.

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  8. "Recently started working there, the staff are lovely and extremely helpful.. management are ruthless and contradictory."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Basingstoke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is alright, work is exciting, patients and staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Management contradict each other, conflicting jobs and information, no stable structure for prescreening. What you learn from on colleague will be wrong to another colleague and you never shadow the same person so be prepared to continuously have them unsatisfied with the way you learn. Colleagues who have been there the longest seem self inflated and quick tempered, blaming a majority of things on new staff. Derogatory tones and eye-rolling are extremely common, I don't think you'll make friends here. I'll be moving on as soon as I qualify, disappointed and disheartened..

  9. "Work culture is dependent on branch"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Not too hard a job Pay was more than I was expecting for my first ever job Not very intellectually stimulating If you work there 2 years, you can go on a course to become a dispensing optician paid by boots; and if you want to contribute your own money then can top that up to an optimetrist.

    Cons

    My branch was very racist. The biggest example is someone who joined after me got qualified before me but there were many others. Work is very dependent on your colleagues so can’t really make any generalisations. Also my manager refused to give me a p60 even after 2 years leaving I still haven’t managed to get it as HR said my branch manager should give it to me.

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  10. "Optical consultant"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to learn ALOT straight away - People are fairly nice

    Cons

    - Was thrown into the deep end in store with NO training - its only until you go to their main branches that you will be trained for a few days at a time. - Expected to know everything straight away as they are such a small store

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