Boots Opticians Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated Nov 11, 2020

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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "work colleagues are lovely; staff discount(in 22 reviews)

  • "good pay, good maternity leave time(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management that didn't want to learn(in 9 reviews)

  • "Very sales focused, always short staffed, not much support(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Optical consultant

      Nov 11, 2020 - Optical Consultant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team, work life balance, qualifications, good hours, learning new skills

      Cons

      Stressful, high turn over, poor management, micro managemenet

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Steer clear.

      Oct 20, 2020 - Optical Consultant in Gloucester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      staff are nice to work with

      Cons

      poor management rubbish maternity unhygienic working conditions rude optometrists

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pre screen tests

      Sep 25, 2020 - Optical Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff to work with

      Cons

      Poor Management of employees and work load

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor

      Jul 21, 2020 - Trainee Optical Consultant in Knutsford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff Discount for glasses was good

      Cons

      Poor management that didn't want to learn

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Just No

      Dec 30, 2019 - Optical Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cam build great friendships depending on the store atmosphere.

      Cons

      Understaffed, Poor management No real path to progression Disabled employees are treated poorly.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Wouldn't advise

      Nov 27, 2019 - Optical Consultant in Chichester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      *Staff discount 70% off glasses *Discount card for main boots store *Some staff nice *Uniform given

      Cons

      *makes you cover up tattoos *Poor management *Company claims they care about staff mental health, THEY DO NOT *Management take a blind eye to favourites *Values all wrong, company was good but now want you to overcharge customers on things they don't need Lack of resident Optician always using locoms

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Stressful but friendly

      Aug 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly working environment, team spirit

      Cons

      Stressful, lots of problems to deal with, poor management, no longer a qualification at the end of training

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Boots Opticians don't care about staff

      Aug 29, 2017 - Optical Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff Discount is good. Colleagues make it worthwhile coming to work.

      Cons

      Extremely poor management, low wage, no progression, pressured to sell, new starts left to their own devices.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Optical consultant

      Apr 5, 2017 - Optical Consultant in Merry Hill, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None! There are no pros to this company from all levels of the business! When help was needed it was not given or recognised.

      Cons

      Bad management that talk down to staff, a lot of bullying within store, staff that have been there over 10 and 20 years left due to poor management behaviours and attitude

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      2 people found this review helpful
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