Boots Opticians Career Development FAQ

Read what Boots Opticians employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Boots Opticians has a career opportunities rating of 3.5.

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How are the career development opportunities at Boots Opticians?

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8 April 2021

Pros

Staff discount is good. Most of the people you work with are friendly.

Cons

The company is very indecisive with decisions, they will tell you to do one thing and then change their mind a few days later. The pay is very poor for what is expected. Awful computor system. Sales targets are ridiculous for a pandemic and staff are blamed by upper management for people not wanted to book an appointment. Next to no opportunity to progress.

Advice to Management

Store management and area management is good. Head office needs a huge re-work with people who actually understand the industry. Overtime is expected due to staff shortages. You will be made to travel to stores that are very far from your base store.

Next to no opportunity to progress.

8 April 2021

Reviewed by: Optical Consultant (Current Employee)

18 August 2021

Pros

Good pay, generous compared to other companies OCT, phoropter, fundus camera and auto refractor. Good training programme for colleagues Friendly team

Cons

Paper record Practise system slow and can be difficult to find patient records Paper records and still not moved onto electronic records yet Not much opportunities for clinical progression

Not much opportunities for clinical progression

18 August 2021

Reviewed by: Optometrist in Sheffield, England, England (Current Employee)

4 August 2021

Pros

Great support from colleagues and managers to progress my career from Trainee to Management in a short timeframe

Cons

Retention of staff, and availability of Locums

Great support from colleagues and managers to progress my career from Trainee to Management in a short timeframe

4 August 2021

Reviewed by: Assistant Manager in Guildford, England, England (Current Employee)

2 October 2020

Pros

Supportive development and career progression

Cons

Can have very heavy workload

Supportive development and career progression

2 October 2020

Reviewed by: Assistant Manager in Huddersfield, England, England (Former Employee)

14 July 2021

Pros

less pressure on conversion than competitors although threatened to reduced test times if conversion too poor

Cons

Everything else No support No real management, Expected stores to run itself Poor staff retention No incentives, no well dones Expected to drop everything and move stores as they require Long pre-screen No career progressions Old technology Paper records Extremely poor pay

Advice to Management

There's management in Boots Opticians?

No career progressions

14 July 2021

Reviewed by: Optometrist in London, England, England (Current Employee)

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