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Updated 21 June 2018
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Elizabeth Fagan
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Pros
  • "Good pay with a reasonable amount of overtime" (in 156 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Heavy lifting and standing for long hours" (in 70 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "Best first time job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Hamilton, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Hamilton, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing wage for young employee's

    Cons

    Not very flexible hours .

  3. "Customer service"

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great staff and team

    Cons

    Can think of any very good place to work


  4. "Welcoming and flexible"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Customers can be unforgiving when it comes to making mistakes


  5. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at Boots (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I completed a week of work experience as a customer assistant and I must say it was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and I learned everything from working in the stockroom to selling perfumes in no time.

    Cons

    My legs were aching as the job requires you to stand all day.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    lots of variety in terms of roles available
    lots of support from the right managers

    Cons

    office a little outdated needs a bit of a refresh


  7. "Enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work pattern and good wages

    Cons

    Can be quite boring if the shop is not busy

  8. "Would work again"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in Canterbury, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in Canterbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Management can be quite unorganized.
    Usually under staffed


  9. "Trainee pharmacy advisor"

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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

    Flexible, supportive and have good overtime opportunities. Fantastic training program with support from a tutor.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this job


  10. "enjoy the job but..."

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    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    godd discount, wage is ok, flexible shifts, most colleagues great

    Cons

    some senior colleagues, ginger one in particular treats new staf like dirt on her shoe, this is at medowhall boots in opticians

    Advice to Management

    get ginger one some sensitivyt training and see if its possible to purchase a soul for her


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