Compare Boots Opticians vs Boots BETA

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Boots Opticians

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Employee Ratings

  • Boots scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 200 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 2460 reviews)
Boots employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
3.1
Boots employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Boots employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.6
Work-life balance
3.1
Boots employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.3
Senior Management
2.8
Boots employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.5
Culture & Values
3.2
Boots employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Boots Opticians Ceo James Arrow
35%
35%James Arrow
CEO Approval
Boots Ceo Sebastian James
67%
67%Sebastian James
Boots employees rated their CEO Approval 32% higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
39%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Boots employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
19%
Positive Business Outlook
35%
Boots employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Boots Opticians employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • Boots had 166 more reviews than Boots Opticians that mentioned "Staff discount" as a Pro.
  • Boots had 269 more reviews than Boots Opticians that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Shop floor" was the most mentioned Con at Boots Opticians.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Boots.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 18 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 8 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 277 reviews)
"Staff discount"(in 184 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Shop floor"(in 9 reviews)
"Optics"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 116 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 58 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Optical Consultant

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

Pros

Training and foundation dispensing course provided provided out of store by the company. For retailer salaries are not to bad

Cons

After doing foundation store there is no training our support from majority of colleagues or manager. If you are good, pretend you're not. The managers will take advantage of the fact you are a quick... learner, dedicated and organised and will use you to do their work and will promise you career development and a higher position in the future, when it comes to that, nothing happens and someone else not dedicated or passionate like you will get it instead and you just get a big stab on your back! Really bad life work balance! In one day you ar working for exemple from 9am-6pm and the other day you're doing a 2pm-11pm next day a 11am-7pm. It kills your system there are no set times to have meals! I had put 10kg since started working for boots and just have damadge my health!

Advice to Management

Be more supportive and do not use their employees knowledge and dedication to use and abuse them and disappoint them and is the moment of truth. Managers need to face more their staff and confront... them themselves rather then sending other subordinates to do their on job!

Former Employee - Team Leader Pharmacovigilance/Drug Safety

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

Pros

Best place to work with ..learnt a lot ..had a great team at both lupset and chimes.

Cons

- Didn't get enough salary hike and a package. -in 2010, I was told that company will sponsor me working visa (Tier 2) and because of that I didn't find a new job .. in 2011, I was told that they... can't sponsor the visa due to frequent changes in government rules. I would be there by this time if the company had sponsored me the visa or they would have informed me earlier (I could have joined other organisations) and I didn't have to return to my home country after spending lot of money in completing master's.

Advice to Management

Use carrot theories for right employees or don't commit something to employees which you can't give..if you do so then you are playing with someone's career. Anyway that was lesson for me ..... Fortunately, I got a job in drug safety in my home country and got a chance to work with all big pharma companies.

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