Boots Opticians Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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3.0
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8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff discount and great access to products(in 19 reviews)

  • "good pay, good maternity leave time(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "The favourites can also have their mobiles on the shop floor, instead of in their locker(in 9 reviews)

  • "Not enough optics trained management(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Poor"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Knutsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff Discount for glasses was good

    Cons

    Poor management that didn't want to learn

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't advise"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Consultant in Chichester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than a year

    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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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than a year

    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

  4. "Boots"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount and great access to products

    Cons

    Late hours, weekends and bank holidays

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  5. "Medium to dreadful"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Consultant in Uxbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than 3 years

    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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  6. "West Kensington, nice people, nice working place"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Assistant in West Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    Boots Opticians Response

    May 29, 2019Digital Attraction Assistant Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience with us. Wishing you the best of luck for your future.

  7. "Very reluctant to provide training"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Trainee Optical Consultant in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boots Opticians part-time for more than a year

    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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  8. "Optical Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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

    Boots Opticians Response

    May 29, 2019Digital Attraction Assistant Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience with us.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots Opticians full-time

    Pros

    Good discount on glasses and okay staff discount

    Cons

    Dysfunctional organisation under pretty much non-existent management. Managers turning blind eyes to what's going on within the team. Staff members' complaints and pleas falling on deaf ears.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Awful place to work"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Optical Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goodand generous staff discount

    Cons

    Bad managers who act like spoilt children, favouring their lazy friends who are colleagues whilst I do lots of work for no recognition. Catty environment with groups makes it feel like being back at school. No empathy, constant errors with payroll which is managers fault and they won't let you speak to payroll yourself to resolve as it's the managers fault and they don't want to admit it. Often end up crying at the end of the day and feeling full of dread about having to go to work, which is sad because I love working in optics.

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