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Boots Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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3.4
60%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay esp for younger employees(in 263 reviews)

  • "Good extra benefits and staff discount(in 173 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Good place for students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Job satisfaction Flexible working hours for students

    Cons

    Lack of training Breaks are too long

    Boots2019-10-21
  2. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Can’t remember to be honest

    Cons

    Poor management Unfair to staff Not proffessional

    Advice to Management

    Don’t talk about status of people’s contracts and employment while there sitting behind you

    Boots2020-01-09
  3. "customer assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Boots part-time

    Pros

    good pay and it goes up.

    Cons

    no promotions to work towards.

    Boots2019-12-02
  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Pre-registration Pharmacist 

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

    Pros

    Training days are helpful for the final exam occurring once a month for one or two days.

    Cons

    Understaffed, busy and sometimes very stressful especially in times coming up to christmas. Pay is poor for the effort put in.

    Boots2019-12-09
  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Discounted products available to staff

    Cons

    Very poor management throughout the company

    Boots2019-12-09
  6. "Good pay but due to cut backs it was a hard job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athlone

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

    Pros

    Good experience was made working there

    Cons

    Understaffed and management did nothing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff

    Boots2019-11-17
  7. "Pharmacy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount The other staff

    Cons

    Lacking in flexibility on hours

    Advice to Management

    Tread staff better

    Boots2019-11-22
  8. "OT assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefit package and holiday package

    Cons

    end up spending a lot of your salary back with the company

    Advice to Management

    be a little more flexible

    Boots2019-11-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount / friendly staff where I work

    Cons

    No progression opportunities apart from assistant manager which is crap money or so I've heard. If you are there 3 years you would already be on same salary with less responsibility. Ten years of service is rewarded with a 40 euro gift card...pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be so petty over things, sometimes you feel like they sit in their office dreaming up new ways to irritate staff no appreciation shown.

    Boots2019-11-14
  10. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good company with a good CSR strategy. Pay can be good and other staff are well trained

    Cons

    Lack of investment in stores and staff Long hours No staff Small pay increases Extremely limited scope for progression

    Boots2019-10-28
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