Boots Opticians Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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61 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. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not good

      Jan 19, 2021 - Optical Assistant in Billericay, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work colleagues are lovely; staff discount

      Cons

      staff is not valued; bad communication between members of management team

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall not a bad place to work

      Sep 5, 2020 - Optical Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good wage Good staff discount Overall good staff morale

      Cons

      Holidays are weird have to take a week at a time I think Sometimes understaffed

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Optical Assistant

      Aug 23, 2020 - Optemetric Assistant in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Uniform provided , Staff discounts I. October

      Cons

      Overworked and they are always short staffed

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor

      Jul 21, 2020 - Trainee Optical Consultant in Knutsford, England, 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. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Wouldn't advise

      Nov 27, 2019 - Optical Consultant in Chichester, England, 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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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Jul 15, 2019 - Optical Consultant in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Friendly staff - Good staff discount in opticians and main store

      Cons

      - Low pay even when qualified as an optical consultant - Hours could work 12:30 - 9:30 then 8:30 - 5 next day - No progression

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Boots

      Jun 5, 2019 - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount and great access to products

      Cons

      Late hours, weekends and bank holidays

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Medium to dreadful

      Jun 12, 2019 - Optical Consultant in Uxbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Regular hours, 5 days working week, Sunday was a day-off, good team members, training provided, staff discounts.

      Cons

      Incompetent management, harassment, no salary rise, no bonuses, once people started resigning - no help or support provided.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very reluctant to provide training

      Jun 18, 2019 - Trainee Optical Consultant in Watford, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff Discounts are very good.

      Cons

      Very reluctant to provide training ( I received none despite asking multiple times) Everything is done on paper, which makes finding record cards and organising clinics a nightmare. No organisation within the company, head office is incredibly slow at sorting any issues regarding pay or references.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Optical Consultant

      May 10, 2019 - Optical Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great place to work! - Great team! - Good Hours - On the job training and development - staff discounts including main store

      Cons

      - salary - spend many years before you can progress - reduction of benefits for employees

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