Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 16 July 2018
A very friendly environment to work in aaswwell as good pay, although it can get very busy but is still manageable due to the helpful staff. Also, you get an opportunity to learn many new skill such as stocking and tills.
friendly environment, clear and friendly members of staff great to work with. safe and clean working environment, i learnt how to update prices on products including making discount tickets and displaying them.
Student placement (Former Employee) – Poplar, Greater London – 11 July 2018
for a first job experience, this working environment was largely convenient. the job location was close to home, making travel easy, work colleagues were all friendly. while management was not on par with expectations, general experience was very fun and enjoyable.
Boots the Chemist - Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 10 July 2018
i was able to improve my soft skills such as communication with coworkers and customers when they need help. also i was able to know when to help the customers and always be smiling to show them that the store is full of positivity.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Chelmsford – 9 July 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job is making a customer happy as it is so rewarding, therefore I have learned that by making customers satisfied then your day goes very smoothly. Working in Boots has developed my confidence, both in and out of work, by being subjected to a vast array of people.
Health Care Advisor (Former Employee) – Sevenoaks – 8 July 2018
I was very happy to have the opportunity to become a pharmacy advisor and thoroughly enjoyed my role. My manager and the Pharmacist were very supportive with my training and after I received my qualification.
Dispenser (Current Employee) – Dudley – 6 July 2018
Worst company to ever work for. Management are useless couldn’t run there finger up there nostril straight. Always work over due to not having enough staff and then when ask for your time back you are questioned and asked why you stayed behind. Do not work here if you don’t wanna run round like a headless chicken. So many errors are made dispensing due to feeling stressed and on edge all the time, always under pressure and not payed enough! Area manager always pulling staff from our store to other stores saying we are the over staffed store then expected to manage and get medication out on time to patients with hardly any staff. I could carry on but I’ll just leave it there.
Makes a good pitch to employees and applicants, but doesn't follow through.
Boots Dispenser (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 2 July 2018
Very overworked and underpaid. Staffing seems to be the bare minimum but that doesn't get addressed. Very target/number focused. Certain people get treated differently to others. Upper management are inept and don't seem to have concern or appreciation for staff. Some stores aren't very organised. Often promised something but never get it or see it happen. Stress is common.
Discount is good, big company so job security is mostly safe, really great people in most of the teams
Pay is not competitive, minimum resources to do your job but expected to make targets regardless, treated as a number, not a person.
I enjoyed my work-experience at boots. It taught me alot to do with the retail sector and it is something that has stayed with me through the years. i learnt of many different jobs that boots entitles....i learnt about being out on the shop floor and about stock taking and stacking shelves,learnt about helping customers and selling make up and what it is like to work in the dispencery. displays and fire drills and health and safety. very friendly enviorment.
Dispenser (Current Employee) – Scottish Borders – 29 June 2018
Management are an absolute joke! They pretend to care about you then will just gossip about you with colleagues behind your back, and everyone seems to be very too faced. They can be very unprofessional and quick to dismiss issues because it's too much effort for them. I do not feel like a valued member of staff, and any suggestions I make on how to improve are quickly dismissed as well. I'm fed up with dreading coming to work because I know there will be 101 problems to sort out due to miscommunication or pure laziness.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 29 June 2018
A typical day at work consisted of laughs and hard work. Stocking shelves and assisting customers in various different departments all done within a 9-5. As days went by during my experience I learnt so many new skills. Such as quality customer service and all the other things a sales assistant needed. The workplace culture was pretty diverse, there were so many different faces and voices and they all made me feel comfortable and welcomed. The hardest part of the job was continuing the hard work throughout the entire day but this helped my build resilience. The part I enjoyed the most was encouraging customers to revisit the store and seeing their faces on another day, helping me notice I was actually good at my job.
You are given the chance to try out new roles within the store. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Learn to understand customers and very rewarding when they acknowledge your help. Learn about new fragrances and new trends within the beauty market. E-learning making learning more enjoyable as can be done from home. I have learnt a lot within Boots and gained a good understanding of the many types of customers than use the store , great satisfaction working in the beauty side. Would recommend