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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Boots.

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61 English questions out of 61

4 November 2020

Does Boots offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great and friendly work environment

Cons

Flexible working hours and benefits package

Flexible working hours and benefits package

4 November 2020

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10 September 2021

Does Boots have a pension plan?

Pros

Great benefits, car, rewards when shopping, health and pension scheme

Cons

Very rigid with holiday requests, expect optometrists to use tills at checkouts, forcing optometrists to stay in-store till the last minute of the day even though their clinic is complete, otherwise receive a disciplinary!

Advice to Management

Build a happy team and culture by getting rid of rigid archaic rules, systems and processes. Store managers and clinicians should have some autonomy to run the store and spend time with patients instead of filling daily KPI forms, spending hours doing useless admin work

Great benefits, car, rewards when shopping, health and pension scheme

10 September 2021

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7 October 2021

Does Boots offer parental leave?

Pros

Holiday Annual bonus Paid maternity Staff well trained

Cons

Low salary for their experienced pharmacists that have been with the company for years. Reason for leaving

Advice to Management

Try to keep your pharmacists, that's why you only have people with no experience working for you at the minute and the worst locums, who don't do the minimum of work in your shops

Paid maternity

7 October 2021

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12 October 2021

Does Boots offer employee discounts?

Pros

Good company overall, chance to progress

Cons

No many benefits, only 12% discount, students get 10% so it’s better being a student than an employee

No many benefits, only 12% discount, students get 10% so it’s better being a student than an employee

12 October 2021

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2 October 2021

Does Boots offer life insurance?

Pros

Some amazing, hard-working and compassionate people work in the Boots head office. My manager was fantastic, supportive, and my team truly was there for one another professionally and personally Good benefits such as staff shop, cafes, discount, decent holiday plus can buy more, free stuff during events (pre-covid), optional benefits packages like life insurance and cycle to work Working with many brands gives you good, varied experience Given decent tech to work with Finally allowing flexible working in terms of remote/office work but not as good as other companies. Hours have always been flexible and good flexibility for families. Maternity pay and sick pay better than statutory but for a healthcare company who focus a lot on parents it could be much much better considering other companies offer better

Cons

Pay is listed as competitive with no range - it’s not competitive at all, below market rate, and people not paid the same for same role and experience. Pay rises minimal, bonuses rely on whole company performance including high street even if your team/department perform well Some teams, my team specifically, have no room for progression. People told not to apply for their manager’s role when their manager left when it’s the only way to progress. Issue raised multiple times plus issue of unbalanced low pay and always brushed off, false promises made such as “one day we will rebalance wages” but two years later never happened or addressed, and people left because of it Pretty high turnover in some teams. Some people are Boots lifers because they love the beauty industry but our team has lost about 30% of the team in about 6 months with a lot of people leaving for much better pay and more flexible working In the less than three years I was there there were three massive rounds of redundancies so feel insecure Creatives treated poorly and undervalued by other teams with people being extremely rude and patronising, which affected people’s mental health and contributed to people quitting despite multiple meetings about treating people nicely Encouraged people to come into the office when Nottingham was the highest in the country for covid rates, and also blocked off toilets for execs making social distancing harder in other toilets. Also ignored peoples desire for more flexible working for a year until they finally gave in and did a survey, told people they could WFH sometimes but should be in office 3 days a week even though most people do not want this. Better than nothing though Quite a few scandals which make you feel ashamed for working at Boots such as how much they charge the NHS, what tax we do or do not pay, and Seb James’ comments about GPs

Advice to Management

Modernise, fast. People are leaving for better paying and more flexible roles at a ridiculous rate in the internal studio. Create a more equal workplace where everyone is valued rather than people at the “bottom” of the levels system feel shafted even though they contribute massively to the company. These jobs should be some of the best and most desired in the country working for such an old and established brand but people would rather work elsewhere despite the opportunities available. This isn’t good enough. Amazing talented people have left and will continue to leave.

covid), optional benefits packages like life insurance and cycle to work

2 October 2021

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