Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Wanstead, Greater London – 17 February 2018
I only worked here for two weeks which was part of my work experience. As i was working in a small Boots, there was nothing to do and I was always standing around the store doing nothing. A few tasks were given which was placing new prices and removing old ones. The workplace culture is positive and everybody gets along with each other.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Staffordshire – 13 February 2018
A typical work experience day was enjoyable and have a good insight into working at this company. The management was very friendly and welcoming, and reasonable deadlines were set for the responsibilities given.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Valley Park – 12 February 2018
I learned how to deal with customer and handle machinery that I haven’t experienced.Also I was taught how to stack and shelf items from the stock room and I managed to organise delivery coming into the stock room.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Andover – 11 February 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The jobs we did were very enjoyable and i am sure they will help me in the future. My communication skills were able to improve and i have learned a lot from this work experience. The staff even did my makeup on one of the days, which turned out very nicely and i was even given some goodies at the end. Overall, it was a great experience and i hope to work for the company in the future.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Dewsbury – 10 February 2018
its amazing to just visit boots but you never know what its really like working there thats why i did a work experience and it was soo good. i loved working there as the staff was so nice and humble. Good work!! i learned how to handle customers and how to stock products (Team Work)
Customer Care (Former Employee) – Wandsworth – 9 February 2018
Whilst i was there i was taught new things that i had not known about work. It had given me a real life experience into how difficult life could be, and what others have to deal with everyday. The other workers there were very supportive and would help my fellow applicants and I when ever we were at an impasse.
Experience, and the fact that we were not given anything to difficult
For someone new like me it was tiring working 9-5.
badly managed low income i could not reccomend. ecpected to work days and hours that you have not agreed too. not used my experience in thie job becuse it would offend the people who had worked there longer
Temporary contract (Former Employee) – Halifax – 8 February 2018
Enjoyable job, working as a Christmas temp, unpacking goods from pallets in warehouse and stocking shelves, learnt H&S Management were lovely, accommodating and approachable Hardest part of job lifting heavy boxes Enjoyable part taking pride in displaying goods and helping customers Company provided free uniform and locker key Online learning courses for H&S, Customer Service skills....which were completed before starting temp contract Money paid weekly direct to bank account
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Oldham – 7 February 2018
Boots is a nice place to work at and the hours you do are good. I worked over the busy Christmas period (2 months in total) and did 14 hours over the weekend. A typical day included operating and serving the customers on the main tills, serving and giving advice on No7 and Fragrance (not everyone did this bit) organising and putting out stock and getting orders for customers. The hardest part about the job was that you were extremely busy all day as it was the busy Christmas period (this will be different if its not Christmas time as when it calmed down after Christmas it wasn't that busy). The pay is good for young people as well.
Optical Consultant (Current Employee) – Yorkshire – 7 February 2018
Boots Opticians (and Boots in general) used to be about quality and putting the customer first. Boots has been in the media a lot over the past 2 years for negative reasons. Boots Opticians failed by being under staffed, causing certain tests to be missed and a child passing away due to a health issue being missed. Boots pharmacy has been in the media due to 3 customers dying as the wrong medication was given out, due to staffing issues. Boots has also lied about its products and has been contacted by the trading standards agency due to this. Boots pay an uncompetitive rate for salary and if you're in management, you have no job security. They hire externally 75% of the time and internal progression is non existent. They do not care or value their employees and focus solely on profit. This has resulted in staff turnover across Boots to be extremely high.
Boots negative media presence is all public knowledge and can be found online.
Good discount on glasses
Short staffed, Too much pressure on staff, No praise
Placement Student (Former Employee) – Sunderland – 5 February 2018
The overall experience with Boots was good. The environment was nice and staffs were friendly. The only downside was, the placement was unpaid. The pharmacists took time away from busy hours to teach me real practices in pharmacy which was good.