Boots HR Leader Reviews

Updated 20 Aug 2020

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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
2 Ratings
  1. "Superb team who care and great chances to develop"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, embracing agile ways of working, have invested in my development (Agile, MBA), investing in exciting projects and new products to try to change and improve the lives of those we support

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow to get stuff done but this is changing

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  2. "Family friendly but limited growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Family friendly Supportive Value their colleagues Good Salary and benefits Care

    Cons

    Lack of Development Inability to Add Value


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A mix of good and bad"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HUman Resources Management in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of great employees who are passionate about the brand

    Cons

    Too much focus on end of year performance ratings and ensuring that a sufficient number of employees are deemed to be under performing. Following that process a number of high calibre employees across senior to low level managers just then disappear without a trace or acknowledgment.

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  4. "Great place to build a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly culture, opportunities for progression, people are willing to help

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough to manage at times

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Awful management company gone massively downhill, penny pinchers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Brand name albeit not what it used to be. Used to invest in its people. Good career progression in store.

    Cons

    No support for store teams, divisional and regional field teams doing what they like and an absolute waste of resource. Led by a women who is a joke. When I first started it used to be about genuine care for customers now it's about ripping customers off and how to maximise profits.

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    Boots Response

    October 24, 2016Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We take feedback seriously and will share this with senior management.

  6. "It is great to work at Boots"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Human Resources in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    variety of career opportunities within the Support Office, you can discover what area interests you the most and focus on developing your skill to go in the right direction.

    Cons

    it can take a while for decisions to be made and projects completed

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    Boots Response

    January 27, 2016

    Thank you for this feedback.

  7. "Employee care is on top of their list!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Boots is very invested about how the employees feel and what they want to change. I feel that they make a great effort to ensure this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, things can move a little slow... but they do make sure it's moving.

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    Boots Response

    September 25, 2015

    We very much appreciate you sharing your views.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My experience working in Boots Support Office has been really good. I join two years ago as a Recruitment Administrator in the Recruitment Service Center where I was able to develop my skills in various roles I undertook within only a year working in this area. I then moved into the HR Co-ordinator role, which I found particularly interesting due to the complexity of this role. I realise how many, various and interesting opportunities there are in Boots Head Office and there is plenty of room for development and training.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments so far.

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