Boots Opticians Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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3.4
47%
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38 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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Customer Asistant

      Jun 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people in the company

      Cons

      None that i can think of now

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Jul 28, 2021 - Sales Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was good pay and flexible

      Cons

      Staff were mean sometimes and it was stressful

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Franchise Boots Opticians

      Jul 24, 2021 - Practice Manager in Stockport, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good Salary - Good 3rd Party Partnerships (Zeiss, Essilor, Johnson Johnson, etc)

      Cons

      - Only 3% Pension Contribution - Old Processes not updated - No continuous improvement team - No formal induction process set out for Franchise Inductions

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Only pro is it might get you onto a better job in the future where you get paid fairly

      Jul 27, 2021 - Optical Consultant in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gave me experience which got me a better job now

      Cons

      Franchises are awful. Will try and pay you as little as humanly possible for difficult work

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Went downhill

      Jul 8, 2021 - Optical Consultant in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues on shop floor Mostly good customers Kept busy

      Cons

      Expected to stay beyond closing time Managers just delegate all work to shop floor staff due to incompetency Poor pay for what you're expected to know and do No support in store from management as they are not there.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Jul 16, 2021 - Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant benefits, team culture, office and amazing management

      Cons

      I’m on a FTC, sadly.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent place of work

      Jul 12, 2021 - Optical Assistant in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and stable income

      Cons

      Managers can have a superiority complex

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work and environment

      Jul 7, 2021 - Optical Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work and environment

      Cons

      No cons here and there

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Trainee Optical Assistant

      Jul 8, 2021 - Trainee Optical Consultant in Maidstone, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Busy days, Interesting, Friendly staff, Progression

      Cons

      Having to work weekends and over Christmas

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent part-time role, learn lots of skills

      Jun 20, 2021 - Optical Consultant in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Trained on the job, no previous skills required, just need passion for the job

      Cons

      Problems with managers when leaving, sometimes when busy end up being left by other employees which is difficult to deal with during training

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