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Boots Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Boots Senior Vice President and Managing Director Sebastian James
Sebastian James
196 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay esp for younger employees(in 260 reviews)

  • "Staff discount & growth opportunities(in 172 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor 

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

    Pros

    - generous pay - nice people - good discount and rewards

    Cons

    - strict timetables and poor management

    Boots2019-12-02
  2. "Decent wage"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Good wage, the job isn't difficult, can have decent hours

    Cons

    Very little progression, poor management

    Boots2019-11-13
  3. "Good retail shop to work at"

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    Current Employee - No7 Advisor in Newbury, England

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

    Pros

    Good pay Friendly environment Lots of benefits for being an employee

    Cons

    Poor management Understaffed but staff are still sent to help other stores

    Boots2019-10-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "very bad"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Gloucester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok money, variety of locations, some nice staff, employee discount, fair holiday hours. very focused on making customers happy

    Cons

    understaffed, stressful, poor management, no efforts to make employees happy

    Advice to Management

    to ensure employee retentions, imporve working environment, more dispensary staff that are trained, ACT are useful and necessary as pharmacy practice advances and pharmacists are needed to do more services and not accuracy checking at the same time

    Boots2019-11-24
  5. "Good with the Bad"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay -Good hours -Really nice colleagues for the most park -Discount

    Cons

    -Poor management for the most part -A lot of nepotism in the business -Favouritism

    Boots2019-10-17
  6. "Christmas Temp"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Boots part-time

    Pros

    Good pay Nice community of employees

    Cons

    Poor management Jobs can be boring

    Boots2019-09-23
  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Dispenser in Kilmarnock, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and the opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Poor management Just a number

    Boots2019-10-05
  8. "Always understaffed and management unwilling to recruit!"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good as a first job if you want to gain experience working with the public. Was signed up for the Pharmacy Advisor Programme which leads to an NVQ qualification upon completion. Course was interesting - would recommend to those with an interest in medicine/going into nursing etc. Benefit of a staff discount card as well as double discount days.

    Cons

    Always understaffed making it a very tense and stressful working environment. Often had to work overtime/miss breaks because of lack of staff, and this overtime was often not made up in lieu. Pay does not reflect the amount that is expected of you. Management failed to recruit despite understaffing, claiming that we were in fact 'over budget'! Patients and customers understandably get very irate due to poor... management and this is taken out on the staff. The pharmacy has become increasingly target-based, with those targets being very unrealistic!

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    Boots2019-09-30
  9. "Ok for basic money"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Avisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freebies and staff discount at christmas

    Cons

    poor management overall, no care for staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like people not robots

    Boots2019-09-26
  10. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boots full-time

    Pros

    Good pay Nice bonuses Great development

    Cons

    Poor management Under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

    Boots2019-09-11
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