Boots Opticians Compensation FAQ

Read what Boots Opticians employees think about their compensation at the company.

Boots Opticians has a compensation and benefits rating of 3.8. If you want to know how much Boots Opticians employees make, head to their Salaries page to see a list of salaries per occupation, along with bonuses.

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16 August 2021

How often do employees say they are paid at Boots Opticians?

Pros

Amazing support, up to date technology, benefits such as childcare vouchers, shopping and mobile discounts, saving schemes. Fantastic team.

Cons

Pay could always be better!!

Pay could always be better!!

16 August 2021

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18 August 2021

Does Boots Opticians offer bonus pay?

Pros

My team is like my work family we all get along so well and everyone is there for each other. The company provides training from the ground up and support you in whatever road in optics you decide to follow from being a trainee up to an optical consultant, team leader, dispensing optician right through to management. I have a great manager who is always there to support me in my role and with anything else I may need. There is a good bonus scheme, staff discount, pension holiday entitlement , sick pay and lots of other perks. I started as a trainee and am now a team leader and can’t imagine working anywhere else.

Cons

Can be challenging at times but the rewards of helping people make it worthwhile.

There is a good bonus scheme, staff discount, pension holiday entitlement , sick pay and lots of other perks.

18 August 2021

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20 January 2021

What are pay raises like at Boots Opticians?

Pros

I worked with a lovely team who had years of experience and very much enjoyed optics and the new things I was learning each day. There was good discounts on boots products and 70% off prescription glasses/sunglasses if you needed it. The sick leave and maternity pay was good. In general we had lots of good choices for frames and lens’ with customers. I really enjoyed the job when I first started as it felt like we really cared about people’s well-being.

Cons

Towards the end of my time here during the pandemic when they decided not to bring managers back into store, optical assistants were being overworked and underpaid; being expected to do a store managers job for zero pay increase this led to incredible stress and a day where my entire team cried because of how overwhelmed they was. Upper management were constantly making changes to the prices and procedures without consulting their staff on the ground which led to things that were not beneficial to the customer or the staff which clearly someone sat in an office who had no experience of optics had designed. Lack of training meant there was many who could do one thing but not another and it led to a high turnover of staff as they felt inadequate when they couldn’t do things that they could if they had just had some training. The wage for the job you was doing was very small and actually one of the lower paying of opticians. No bonuses or commission made it feel as if it wasn’t worth it. The uniform was one of the worst things about the company, cheap polyester uniform that was constantly splitting or tearing and once it did break you could be waiting months before getting a new set. A customer once described it to me as looking militant and I couldn’t disagree with them. In my time there plenty of staff left but non were replaced which meant at times you had three people for three clinics and as soon as you had a walk in it meant everyone was rushing around without being able to give proper attention to the customer. The rule of being stood up all day meant that we looked as if we was doing nothing when customers walked in when actually we had ten jobs in hand that we couldn’t deal with just so we looked as if we were ready to go for the next customer. If there is jobs going at any other opticians I would go there over boots, their work politics gets to be too much and you feel very inferior within the company; there is zero room for progression at most points but especially now as they are making staffing cuts.

Advice to Management

Speak to the people who are doing the job in the store to see what they think is needed rather than making cuts at head office and promoting useless offers. Hire people who have an understanding of optics in your main offices. Don’t pay thousands in bonuses to the big managers when your staff are struggling on the ground. Know your demographic when wasting money on buying bizarre and eccentric frames. Know that the business model as it is at the moment is definitely not working and speak to your staff as to why that is.

Towards the end of my time here during the pandemic when they decided not to bring managers back into store, optical assistants were being overworked and underpaid; being expected to do a store managers job for zero pay increase this led to incredible stress and a day where my entire team cried because of how overwhelmed they was.

20 January 2021

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