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Boots Reviews

Updated 5 December 2018
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Pros
  • "The job also provides good pay and very flexible hours" (in 179 reviews)

  • "Also a staff discount available too" (in 128 reviews)

Cons
  • "No variety in job tasks - long hours doing same thing" (in 81 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Christmas Part-time Retail Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "The best place I have ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and CSR involvement.
    The Company has a great culture and all the people are lovely to work with and are really passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Changes to processed can be slow.

  3. "Very lively atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment really lively and busy working atmosphere

    Cons

    Long standing hours, sometimes really busy

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Customer Assistant"

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

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Solid salary compared to other part time jobs, shifts are consistent

    Cons

    Very repetitive work, can be very dull, management isn't the greatest


  5. "Good, friendly company"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great perks (staff shop and discount card)

    Cons

    Everything is a bit slow, the company isn't that cutting edge


  6. "Boots temporary"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Perth, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary, nice people,

    Cons

    not much training, thrown into the deep end, not well organised/managed,

    Advice to Management

    make sure everyone gets paid when supposed to


  7. "Great company to work for"

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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

    Friendly staff and helpful managers. Discount card is great.

    Cons

    Struggle getting full time work and holiday off for Xmas.

  8. "Boots associate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Boots (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, and friendly team

    Cons

    Can be a struggle with workers


  9. "HR"

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

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great benefits, opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Constant changes can make things challenging at times.


  10. "Good for work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Great for worklife balance thanks to flexi hours

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted unless you are willing to change team/field of work