Boots Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount Freebies Surrounded by great colleagues

    Cons

    Management can be unorganised Understaffed a lot of the time

  2. "Great to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Staff discount, great training programmes

    Cons

    Management seemed to change on regular basis.


  3. "Excellent team"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Shrewsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful team, was very happy in this job. Staff discount also great.

    Cons

    Managers needed to manage queues more

  4. "Working at boots"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Knaresborough, England

    I have been working at Boots part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount doubled twice a year at Christmas

    Cons

    Management aren’t always helpful and sometimes lack experience

  5. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Pontypool, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boots part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good staff discount, training opportunities, pension

    Cons

    Lack of staff during busy periods.

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  6. "Good part time job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Bedford, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, staff discount on products

    Cons

    Under staffed, during Christmas there is a massive workload

  7. COVID-19

    "Crap management"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff discount. Colleagues are usually nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Managers have no control of staff. Policies regarding coronavirus very contradictory. Management as a whole needs restructuring. Can’t book off holiday November - mid January. If your rota includes a weekend working day it is near impossible to get them to allow you to book that day off.

  8. "Great opprtunities for career progression"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Pharmacist Store Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career development, staff discount, colleague care is paramount

    Cons

    no OT pay for long hours

  9. "Great environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician 

    I worked at Boots full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff discount. Interest about their employees and their work/life balance

    Cons

    Open on Sundays, which is not always necessary

  10. "Poor Pay, Poor Development Opportunities, Poor Management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - On-site Boots shop with chilled food, drinks,etc and good canteen & services such as gym (membership required), plus discounted Starbucks coffee or Costa kiosks. - Staff discount, money off vouchers and double discount days, etc. - Freebie events from suppliers, lots of activities held and product launches/ giveaways. - Big name retailer to get on your CV.

    Cons

    - Poor management with outdated ways of thinking, who lack empathy and the skill-set to adapt to new ways of working. - Lack of opportunities to develop within Boots unless you're deemed good enough to be fast-tracked, otherwise it is hard to develop or move sideways. - Not enough management roles, so there is a glass ceiling salary and lack of further development once you hit assistant manager level. - Outdated, rigid quarterly staff review process. Boots are out of touch with their high expectations with salaries not reflective of the workload or responsibilities. Employees have to jump through corporate hoops and tick all the boxes, whilst having to be over-achieving in all criteria just to get an achieve. Salaries are lower than average industry standard and aren't reflective of the workload or responsibilities, tasks are often passed down from managers and staff feel undervalued and underpaid, whilst over-time is often expected but with no extra pay or appreciation. - Salaries aren't transparent during the recruitment process either, Boots only give the salaries once they make a job offer and discussing salaries in H.O is taboo as there can be a disparity across different teams or employees doing the same role, if they have been there longer and had incremental salary rises. - Job security: constant restructures and redundancies over the past few years in Boots and their Global Brands division. - Car parking is deducted from monthly salary, post 8.30am expect a long walk to D90 as most car parks across the site are a good few football fields away! - Boots don't value their staff and make it obvious staff are disposable and easily replaceable. Coupled with the lack of development opportunities, this means there is a large turnover of staff. Meanwhile incompetent management coast, Boots is in great need of an overhaul. Get rid of those who are unwilling to re-train and develop and give opportunities to those seeking development and the chance to reach manager level. It's currently a dead-man's shoes scenario...or someone has to have a breakdown and leave, before a senior role becomes available! - In some teams there is a toxic work environment. - Head office environment has sadly become stressful, with a lack of clear management, processes and accountability. There is also a blame culture within Boots and managers passing the blame and workload down regularly. Often resulting in burnt-out teams of exhausted staff who have slowly been beaten down with the poor ways of working, crippling workload and a poor salary.

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