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Boots Reviews

Updated 23 October 2018
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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
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Pros
  • "The job also provides good pay and very flexible hours" (in 171 reviews)

  • "Also a staff discount available too" (in 125 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and demanding targets" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is ok but sometimes not" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Cramlington, England
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Cramlington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is brilliant staff are easy to get on with and everybody helps everyone.

    Cons

    Working in this busy environment is difficult to ensure no mistakes are made or to minimise errors that can occur for patient safety. If it was easy everybody could do it

    Advice to Management

    Surveys should be given to employees to see where things may be improved.


  2. "Really looked after"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fragrance Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Fragrance Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay
    Caring Managers
    Socialable hours

    Cons

    High expectations
    High targets
    Hard to change hours

  3. "Hard work expected"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sector Manager in Preston, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Sector Manager in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good staff discount
    Friendly co-workers
    Useful training courses

    Cons

    Long days and little variance to shifts; a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    Motivate staff by making them feel valued


  4. "Exciting times ahead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with Boots for 5 years and had 3 different career paths - there are so many opportunities and you don't always have to know where you want to go. I'm really excited to be hearing about the future plans too - Seb has some fresh ideas which I think will make a big difference!

    Cons

    In the past I've found that it can take too long to get something done as you have so many stakeholders, to the point where you sometimes miss the boat. However I think this is going to change very soon.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency of delivering news / updates / processes, there seems to be some contradiction of messaging across the business which leads to frustration.


  5. "I love working at Boots"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, vibrant and interesting place to work. My team are great and I feel really valued and supported by my manager. I have great benefits and feel that Boots really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons for me - I honestly love it!


  6. "Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, discount etc.

    Cons

    Shortage of staff so more pressure


  7. "Good for money at Christmas"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Temp Customer Assistant in Huddersfield, England
    Former Employee - Christmas Temp Customer Assistant in Huddersfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, fairly easy, nice colleagues and lovely line manager, made to feel very welcome, great pay

    Cons

    Working at Christmas but that's the nature of a Christmas temp, pay sometimes takes a while

  8. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced and never boring - always lots to do to keep busy

    Cons

    Shortage of staff - sometimes there is too much work


  9. "beauty advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    meeting alot of great people.

    Cons

    wished we had more sales.


  10. "Boots Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Didn't need experience to get the job

    Wide variety of people

    Easy enough tasks

    Cons

    Often quite tiresome activities that can leave you sore

    Small fish in a very large pond so can seem quite impersonal at times

    Not much opportunity for growth


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