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Updated 17 April 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "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 pay for manageable jobs"

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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

    Fun and easy jobs. Good for CV if want to work in Boots HQ or similar

    Cons

    Can get boring sometimes if there isn't much to do shop floor

  3. "Good for students"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible, nice people to work with, work independently often.

    Cons

    Not many extra perks, management changes often so communication isn't always great


  4. "Good!"

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

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good management
    - Good work life hours
    - Lots of training available
    - Good money
    - Achievable targets set
    - Clever employees in the pharmacies
    - Kind and friendly attitude from nearly all employees

    Cons

    - Older staff (age wise) get treated a lot better to younger staff
    - New procedures take a long time to be implemented
    - Boots doesn’t yet make products for all cultures and colours in regards to skin care/ makeup which isn’t fair
    - No 7 only has foundations for lighter skin tones - please change this

    Advice to Management

    - Start making products that are inclusive of everyone
    - If you want to implement changes, plan it and do it within a time frame - unfair to keep people waiting
    - Ask from the start if employees want to progress through the company


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff benefits discount people perks

    Cons

    Lot of standing about bored


  6. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Support development, many different career paths to choose

    Cons

    Can be stressful as there aren't as many staff as there used to be but the amount of work has increased.


  7. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Boots Customer Assistant
    Current Employee - Boots Customer Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay above minimum wage

    Cons

    Expect too much of you but that’s the way retail is going

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good, but not perfect"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - get to work on big projects targeting millions of customers
    - large marketing budgets to work within and the opportunity to work collaboratively with other marketing teams
    - great office environment
    - flexitime (sort of)

    Cons

    - the scale of the office (3000+ employees) means getting off site at peak times creates traffic jams.
    - Pay is below average
    - a lot of the work is outsourced to agencies, often marketing employees simply co-ordinate.

    Advice to Management

    - offer better pay
    - offer true flexitime (getting the hours back in lui)
    - better site parking and traffic management
    - dont deligte as much to agencies, marketing at boots becomes a bit of an organising task and strips the role creativity, a massive part of any marketing enthusiast.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Flexible as a part time job whilst at uni!

    Cons

    Pay, difficult to get more hours when required


  10. "V good development opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount & growth opportunities

    Cons

    No cons to say about this company