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Boots Reviews

Updated 19 August 2018
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Elizabeth Fagan
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Pros
  • "The job also provides good pay and very flexible hours" (in 159 reviews)

  • "Also a staff discount available too" (in 121 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours during promotions and events" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is ok but sometimes not" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Christmas Part-time Retail Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    I worked at Boots St Helens Merseyside between November 2017 and January 2018 and I had a really good time there. The staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful., including the Manager. I received a present on leaving and it was quite emotional. I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute. They all supported me with regards to my application for my current role with public services. I would definitely recommend working at Boots, St Helens ! One of the members of staff had been there for over 20 years and was still eager, loyal and really nice !

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever as there is nothing to improve

    Advice to Management

    Carry on the very good work


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Excellent strategy for developing pre-registration pharmacists into competent pharmacists.

    Cons

    No cons to be stated.

  3. "Good promotion prospects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Boots (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and working environment

    Cons

    There are not any cons from my experience


  4. "nice people with good work ethic"

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

    Pros

    easy hours and generally nice customers

    Cons

    occasional bad experience with rude customers but that is a given in any job


  5. "Sales Assisstant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Staff extremely friendly and helpful - they were a great guide in helping out places if you were stuck etc

    Cons

    Management was poor, sometimes items would be in the wrong place, or stock wasn't filled out properly, wrong prices on shelves etc

    Advice to Management

    More organisation needed


  6. "Amazing place for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    The wage is brilliant if you're younger

    Cons

    Hard to get a transfer


  7. "Trainee Dispenser"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Dispenser in Haywards Heath, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Dispenser in Haywards Heath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Busy, a hands on job, lots to learn

    Cons

    Not an easy job you have to be motivated.

  8. "Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment in general

    Cons

    Over worked sometimes in the job


  9. "Boots"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Holidays
    Good pay for customer assistant + trainee in pharmacy

    Cons

    Constantly on feet
    Customers can be rude
    Long hours


  10. "Retail Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The other co workers and staff are very friendly and helpful. The job also provides good pay and very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes consumers aren't always laid back and easy to work with, although you will find this with any job you apply for.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise that some people will take longer to adapt to changes and the requirements of the jobs, than others will.


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